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GM Pickups Add Trailering Capability to Super Cruise

Drivers will merely be along for the ride when General Motors (GM) extends its advanced Super Cruise tech to its popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups next year.

The Silverado and Sierra debut a new version of Super Cruise designed to work on trucks with trailers attached. The system knows when a trailer has been attached, and it compensates for the added heft in tug by adjusting the parameters for its automatic steering, braking, and accelerating.

Additionally, the latest version of Super Cruise can enter a different lane to pass a slow-moving car (though not while towing a trailer).

The tech will bow first on the redesigned 2022 GMC Sierra before being extended to the similarly reworked 2022 Chevrolet Silverado. On the Sierra, the tech will initially be exclusive to the range-topping Denali trim level. Chevy hasn’t said which versions of the Silverado will offer Super Cruise, though it’s a safe bet that it will be relegated to the most expensive versions, at least to start.

Super Cruise was initially exclusive to Cadillac models. Still, GM announced a rapid expansion of the tech to other models ranging from the Chevrolet Bolt EUV electric hatchback all the way to the upcoming GMC Hummer electric SUV and pickup models. The tech also arrives for the 2022 model year on the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans.

Super Cruise allows drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods while driving on select GPS-mapped highways. See GMC Sierra models for sale or See Chevrolet Silverado models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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