Chevy Super Cruise Explained
With each new Chevrolet, there is a myriad of safety features available to you. Each assistance feature and technology option offers the vehicle’s driver peace of mind. We at Landers Chevrolet of Norman, Oklahoma wanted to take a moment to explain more of the intricate details of specific features. The one on the magnifying glass now? Chevy Super Cruise. Let’s talk about the specifics.
Super Cruise operates by keeping the vehicle situated in the driver’s respective lane and at a fluctuating speed. Super Cruise utilizes the Adaptive Cruise Control, Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane-Centering features. Adaptive Cruise Control is a feature that can slow or accelerate the vehicle’s speed based on the vehicle it is following. Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking can apply the brakes to help reduce the likelihood of a collision. Lane-Centering keeps you in your lane. Super Cruise uses a combination of front and rear radars, cameras, and real-time map data to know where your vehicle is relative to the highway lines. The cameras that are connected to the assistant feature are the front, Surround View, and Driver Attention cameras. Super Cruise works only on compatible highways and cannot be activated on certain roads. Highways that are separated from opposing traffic are the ones that Super Cruise works best on.
How to use Super Cruise.
- Ensure Adaptive Cruise Control is on, the button on the left of the steering wheel, and nothing is blocking the proper sensors and cameras.
- Make sure you can see the lane markings and your vehicle is in between them.
- Click the button below the Adaptive Cruise Control button that looks like a steering wheel in between two lanes.
- The cluster display will show Adaptive Cruise Control activated on the left of your speed and the Super Cruise activation on the right.
- If the steering wheel light bar is green, then Super Cruise is now in charge of steering. You do not have to have your hands on the steering wheel.
- If the steering wheel light bar is blue, then Super Cruise is not properly activated and will not steer the vehicle.
- If the steering wheel light bar is red, Super Cruise will not activate in your current conditions or the vehicle has indicated the driver is not paying attention and will slow the car to a stop.
- Once your hands are back on the wheel, apply the brakes or click the Super Cruise button to deactivate the feature.
Some Don’ts and Won’ts when working with Super Cruise.
- Won’t work with the Teen Driver feature
- Don’t use your phone while driving.
- Won’t steer to avoid obstacles in the road.
- Don’t activate in a construction zone.
- Won’t stop at traffic lights or stop signs.
- Don’t activate in bad weather conditions.
Chevy urges each of its drivers to understand that while a goal is to eventually have autonomous/ self-driving cars, safety features like the Super Cruise are assistance features, not chauffeurs.
Other safety features that new Chevys can be equipped with include Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
We at Landers Chevy think Super Cruise is great to have! If you have any questions about any of the features above or would like more information on Super Cruise, leave us a comment!