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General Motors (NYSE:GM) announced today that the company’s Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology will soon be expanded so that it works on even more roads. The expansion will double the Super Cruise road network to include hundreds of thousands of additional miles, giving customers greater accessibility to hands-free driving.
Super Cruise currently works on mapped interstates. However, the expansion will enable Super Cruise to work on many additional state and federal routes, including U.S. Route 66, CA Route 1, U.S. Route 1, and the Trans-Canada Highway.
“GM is all in when it comes to accessible advanced driver assistance technology. We are adding Super Cruise to more vehicles than ever, and on more roads, for more customers to experience,” Mario Maiorana, GM chief engineer, Super Cruise, said in a press release. “We are pursuing what we believe to be the most comprehensive path to autonomy in the industry with responsible deployment of automated driving technology like Super Cruise at the core of what we do.”
For new vehicles on the VIP electrical architecture, the expansion will be available later this year and will be delivered at no additional charge, over-the-air starting in 2022 on Super Cruise-equipped models.
GM was up 4% in early trading Wednesday.