By the end of the year Super Cruise, General Motors’ semi-autonomous driving, will support a large number of North American minor highways.
Super Cruise , General Motors ‘ Level 3 autonomous driving , will soon operate over 400,000 miles around Canada and the United States of America.
Unlike Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving, Super Cruise works thanks to the use of different solutions: not only the latest generation sensors and GPS, but also the very high fidelity maps made by the manufacturer using LiDARs.
The carmaker, in other words, is mapping the main highways in North America in order to allow the use of semi-autonomous driving in conditions of maximum safety. As a result, not all Super Cruise functions can be activated everywhere. Some, such as semi-autonomous driving without having to keep your hands on the wheel, can only be activated on certain specific motorways.
General Motors announced that Super Cruise’s more advanced features will soon support approximately 400,000 miles – between back roads and highways – across North America. The goal will be reached by the end of 2022. Until now, the system only supported some of the most important highways in the USA and Canada, while the minor highways – those with no dividing line between two directions – had been systematically excluded. The new update will change that too.
“These are highways that typically connect smaller cities in the US and Canada,” explained the manufacturer. The new update will also include popular Route 66 , as well as Pacific Coast Highway and Overseas Highway.