Chevrolet Super Cruise: Learn How To Go Hands-Free

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SUPER CRUISE

Learn how to go hands-free.

Your commute just got more comfortable. Available Super Cruise driver assistance technology, offers a true hands-free driving experience for compatible roads. It’s easy to use, and this guide is designed to help you get the most out of every hands-free mile.

Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise for compatible roads. Do not use a hand-held device.

Driven by technology.

Using precise, real-time positioning, cameras, sensors and LiDAR map data, Super Cruise can help detect each curve in the road, making your long drives more comfortable. If equipped, the Bolt EUV includes 3 years of Super Cruise connectivity to support this functionality, after which a paid Connected Services plan is required.

Here's what you'll need.

Chevrolet Connected Services

Super Cruise functionality is enabled by a data connection for real-time, precise positioning and periodic Super Cruise map updates. In order to operate Super Cruise, you must have an active and eligible Chevrolet Connected Services plan. Super Cruise vehicles are also connected to OnStar® Emergency Services, so Emergency-Certified OnStar Advisors can assist drivers should they become nonresponsive while Super Cruise is active.

Enable and Disable Features

To operate Super Cruise, you must have Adaptive Cruise Control active with Forward Collision System set to Alert and Brake. Teen Driver technology (if equipped) must be turned off.

Driving Considerations

Make sure you’re on a compatible road with clearly visible lane markings, your camera and radar sensors are not covered, and ensure your eyes are on the road so the Driver Attention System detects that you’re paying attention.

How to go hands-free.

Step 1

Activate Adaptive Cruise Control.

First, activate Adaptive Cruise Control using the steering wheel button. If Adaptive Cruise Control is already set, the symbol on the instrument cluster will be green with a speed shown.

Step 2

Get ready.

When Super Cruise detects you are on a compatible road, paying sufficient attention, and all other driving conditions are met (visible lane markings, available GPS, no system faults, etc.), a white Super Cruise symbol will display on the instrument cluster.

Step 3

Engage Super Cruise.

When it is safe to do so, press the Super Cruise button on the steering wheel to engage the feature. Once the steering wheel light bar turns green, you may remove your hands from the steering wheel. Do not remove your hands unless the light bar is green, which indicates that Super Cruise is steering the vehicle. To disengage Super Cruise, take control of the steering wheel and then press the Super Cruise button again, press the brake pedal, or pull the Regen on DemandTM† paddle.

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Learning the alert system.

Drivers must pay attention to the road at all times while using Super Cruise. Our proprietary head-tracking software helps make sure your eyes are on the road and alerts you when you need to pay more attention.  

First Alert

If the system detects that you may not be paying attention to the road ahead, the steering-wheel light bar flashes green to prompt you to return your attention to the road.

Second Alert

If the steering-wheel light bar flashes green for too long and the system determines there is a continued lack of attention to the road ahead, the steering-wheel light bar flashes red to notify you to look at the road and steer the vehicle manually. You’ll also hear an audible alert to help notify you.

Third Alert

If the steering-wheel light bar flashes red for too long, a voice prompt will be heard. You should take over steering immediately; otherwise, the vehicle will slow in your lane of travel and eventually brake to a stop, as well as prompt an Emergency-Certified OnStar Advisor to call into the vehicle to check on you. Super Cruise and Adaptive Cruise Control will disengage.

Messaging

Super Cruise may not be available or may disengage when active based on several operating conditions. Use the Super Cruise button on the steering wheel to view Driver Information Center (DIC) messages about system operation.

If the Super Cruise symbol does not appear, press the Super Cruise button to display a DIC message about why the system is unavailable.

Immediately after Super Cruise disengagement (within 10 seconds), press the Super Cruise button to display a DIC message with the reason for disengagement.

When not to use Super Cruise.

These are some of the situations when Super Cruise should not be activated:

  • When you’re not on a compatible road separated from opposing traffic
  • During difficult or uncertain driving conditions
  • When lane markings are poor or visibility is limited
  • In a tunnel or construction zones
  • In slippery or other adverse conditions, including rain, sleet, fog, ice or snow
  • On a road shoulder or service drive
  • When towing a trailer
  • On a freeway or highway exit lane
    NOTE: Consult your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important information about Super Cruise.
     

Want to know even more?

The Super Cruise Convenience & Personalization Guide provides more details on setting up and understanding the Super Cruise system. For information pertaining to your specific vehicle, you may also view the vehicle Owner’s Manual.

FAQs

What is Super Cruise?

Super Cruise is a hands-free driver assistance feature for compatible roads. Super Cruise uses advanced technologies to provide the ease and convenience of hands-free driving. Your commute will never be the same.

Is Super Cruise driving the vehicle?

No. Super Cruise does not perform all aspects of driving nor do everything a driver can do. Super Cruise allows the driver to drive hands-free when compatible road driving conditions allow the feature to be available; but the driver still needs to pay close attention to the road. Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature, drivers should always pay attention while driving and not use a hand-held device.

Can you only initiate Super Cruise on a highway?

Super Cruise is only available on compatible roads that are separated from opposing traffic.

Are there any other limitations on using Super Cruise?

Super Cruise is not available when Teen Driver is active.
Additionally, Super Cruise should never be used under difficult or uncertain driving conditions. That includes never using it in construction zones, when lane markings are poor, when there is limited visibility, in a tunnel, when towing a trailer, on a road shoulder, service drive or lane exiting a freeway or in slippery or other adverse conditions, including rain, sleet, fog, ice or snow. See your Owner’s Manual for full limitations regarding the use of Super Cruise.

How does Super Cruise work?

The Super Cruise driver assistance feature uses Global Positioning System (GPS) sensing, GPS-enhanced data, a high-precision map and network of cameras to maintain automatic control of vehicle steering on compatible roads. The GPS uses real-time corrections and map data to determine the vehicle’s location while the Lane Sensing Camera detects the marked lanes on the road to help the vehicle automatically steer and maintain lane position.

The system works with Adaptive Cruise Control, which is designed to detect vehicles traveling in the same direction in its path and accelerate or brake the vehicle to maintain a driver-selected following gap time from a detected vehicle ahead, even in stop-and-go traffic conditions.

When engaged, Super Cruise utilizes a Driver Attention System. It provides feedback on system status while tracking the driver’s head position and using alerts that prompt the driver to pay close attention to the road and steer manually when needed.

How do I disengage Super Cruise?

To disengage Super Cruise, take control of the steering wheel and then press the Super Cruise button again, press the brake, or pull the Regen on Demand paddle. If you grab the steering wheel and press the brake pedal, Super Cruise and Adaptive Cruise Control will disengage.

Will Super Cruise steer to avoid safety situations, objects or any road impediments?

Super Cruise will not steer to avoid safety situations. You need to take control to steer around a traffic situation or object, merge into traffic, exit the highway, make a turn, or stop for crossing traffic or a traffic light, stop sign or other traffic control device. Super Cruise does not steer to avoid construction zones. Super Cruise is not a crash avoidance system and will not steer or brake to avoid a crash. Super Cruise does not steer to prevent a crash with stopped or slow-moving vehicles. You must supervise the driving task and may need to steer and brake to prevent a crash, especially in stop-and-go traffic or when a vehicle suddenly enters your lane.

How do I manually steer the vehicle when Super Cruise is engaged?

Just begin to steer and the light bar should pulse blue. Once you are ready for Super Cruise to steer again, center the vehicle in the lane and wait for the steering wheel to turn green. You can remove your hands when the steering wheel light bar is green.

Do I pay attention if Super Cruise is engaged?

It is important to always remember that Super Cruise is a driver assistance system and cannot accurately detect all situations. Super Cruise also cannot determine whether the driver is awake, asleep, impaired or properly focused on safe driving. Complete attention is always required while driving, even when using Super Cruise. The driver should always be prepared to take over steering or apply the brakes at any time.

I’m on a compatible road are there any other limitations on using Super Cruise?

Super Cruise is not available when Teen Driver is active.
Super Cruise will not brake the vehicle when approaching an intersection that is controlled by a traffic light or stop sign. Super Cruise will not detect vehicles crossing the road ahead, including at intersections, and will not automatically steer or brake to prevent a collision. You must manually brake and steer the vehicle. It is important that you always stay engaged and vigilant at all times when driving.
Consult your Owner’s Manual for further limitations.

How does Super Cruise know how fast to go?

Super Cruise will use the Adaptive Cruise Control set speed, however if you have not set the Adaptive Cruise Control speed when Super Cruise is activated, it will use your current speed as the Adaptive Cruise Control set speed. Super Cruise also will slow down around sharp curves.

How and when does the map information used by Super Cruise update?

Super Cruise map information is updated periodically. Automatic updates via your Chevrolet Connected Services plan will occur for the latest Super Cruise road availability information. In the event that a map update is not completed within seven months., Super Cruise will be disabled. In order to get Super Cruise working again, you must either drive the vehicle long enough for the automatic updates via your Chevrolet Connected Services plan to take effect or visit the dealer to have a new map update downloaded to the vehicle for free. Wi-Fi may be required for map updates. See you owner’s manual for details.

Who can service my Super Cruise System?

The Super Cruise system is a highly sophisticated system and should only be serviced by technicians with the proper training, tools and safety instructions, which are qualifications Chevrolet dealers have. Without these qualifications the vehicle may become damaged.

When driving down a straight road with Super Cruise active, it feels like the vehicle is not in the center of the lane, or is too far to the right (or left), why?

Each individual has their own tendency of where they drive in a lane, and where they perceive the center of the lane to be. Because we do not sit in the center of the vehicle, this can vary from driver to driver, and also depend on what type of vehicle is being driven based on how wide or tall the vehicle is. Super Cruise is designed to drive in the true center of the lane (+/- 4 inches or 10 cm). this may be different from where each individual normally drives and may give some drivers the feeling that they are too far to one side. In addition, in the Bolt EUV, Super Cruise does not move to one side of the lane when passing traffic.

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  • Read the vehicle Owner's Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.  

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more information.

  • Read the vehicle Owner's Manual for important feature limitations and information.

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  • Equipment from independent suppliers is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of independent supplier alterations.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints.  Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint.  See the Owner's Manual for more information.

  • Read the vehicles Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

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