Many modern cars and EVs have features to help you stay in lane and travel at a constant speed.
Super Cruise on the Chevy Bolt EUV does both of these. It even allows you to remove your hands from the steering wheel under certain strict conditions.
These systems must not be used lightly. You’ll run into significant issues that could result in death if you ignore the warnings and don’t obey the operating conditions.
Although this article explains the basics of Super Cruise, you must read your owner’s manual before operating it.
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What is Chevy Bolt EUV Super Cruise?
Super Cruise is Chevrolet’s answer to Tesla’s Autopilot and the many other similar programs on modern cars.
Super Cruise controls your steering and speed on large, multi-lane highways. It only works if there’s a central division between oncoming traffic and your side of the road.
It’s also dependent on a number of factors, including:
- Good road conditions
- Good traffic conditions
- Clearly-marked lanes
- Good weather conditions
You must always maintain awareness and be ready to intervene at any moment. This is still only a driver-assist program and not a self-driving car! It’s paving the way, perhaps, but we aren’t there quite yet!
Super Cruise on the Chevy Bolt utilizes:
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Then Driver Attention System (DAS)
- Radar sensors
- GPS and “GPS-enhancement data”
- A precision map
Safety limitations of Chevy Bolt Super Cruise
Read your owner’s manual (in full!) before operating Super Cruise.
Super Cruise isn’t a self-driving system. It’s also not a crash warning system and can’t be relied on. It’s no replacement for your constant supervision.
Super Cruise won’t:
- Steer out of the way of slow-moving or stationary vehicles
- Warn you of a crash
- Perform an emergency stop
- Work if the sensors are obscured or damaged
- Respond to traffic lights or signs
- React to traffic crossing your path or oncoming vehicles
- Turn off the highway
- Work off the highway
- Recognize road users that aren’t cars, vans, or trucks (such as cyclists)
- Merge onto or off the highway
- Work in construction zones or temporary lanes
- Work if Teen Driver is on
- Work if you aren’t looking at the road (Driver Attention System)
For a complete list of things to be aware of, consult your owner’s manual.
Conditions affecting Chevy Bolt Super Cruise
The following conditions will also impact Super Cruise. Never attempt to use the program in any of them. This list is non-exhaustive.
- Inclement weather (snow, fog, heavy rain, dust storms, etc.)
- Icy or otherwise slippery roads
- Unclear lane markings
- Temporary lane markings
- Construction zones
- Windy roads
- When towing
- When there is glare from the street or oncoming traffic
If in any doubt, don’t use Super Cruise. Remember that the above list is non-exhaustive. Consult your owner’s manual for a complete list of things to be aware of.
How to turn Super Cruise on in the Chevy Bolt EUV
If you want to turn on Super Cruise on your Chevy Bolt EUV, here’s how to do it.
Consult your owner’s manual for the most detailed information.
If you choose not to use Super Cruise, that’s a perfectly valid option!
- Turn on Adaptive Cruise Control.
- Press the ACC button on the left of the steering wheel.
- Check that the ACC confirmation icon illuminates in the instrument cluster.
- The ACC icon should be white.
- Center your Bolt EUV in the middle of the lane.
- The white Super Cruise icon will illuminate on the instrument cluster.
- If the Super Cruise icon doesn’t light up, you can’t use Super Cruise. Don’t engage it.
- Press the Super Cruise button to engage Super Cruise.
- The button can be found next to the cruise control buttons.
- It’s an image of a steering wheel in between lane markings.
- This engages Super Cruise and Adaptive Cruise Control.
- The ACC and Super Cruise icons will change to green.
- Ensure the ACC obeys the speed limit and decrease the speed if necessary.
- You can remove your hands from the steering wheel if the laws permit.
Maintain awareness at all times and be ready to take control at any moment. You can override Super Cruise at any time by steering, braking, or accelerating. The Super Cruise light turns blue when you steer.
To allow the Super Cruise to retake control, keep hold of the wheel until the light turns green again.
If you’re unsure about using Super Cruise, don’t use it.
Take Over Alert
If you notice the following:
- The steering wheel icon turns red
- The steering wheel light bar flashes red
Take over the steering immediately. Failure to do so will result in an accident which could be fatal.
Super Cruise isn’t turned on as soon as the red lights activate!
Turning Super Cruise off on the Chevy Bolt EUV
You can’t turn Super Cruise off on the Chevy Bolt EUV, but you can choose to simply not activate it.
Don’t press the Super Cruise button, and it won’t come on.
Reading your owner’s manual is always essential. However, it’s even more crucial with advanced driver-assist programs like Super Cruise. Critical, even.
Read your owner’s manual before operating Super Cruise. It could save your life.
If you’re unsure about Super Cruise, don’t use it! Better safe than sorry!
See a PDF of the Chevy Bolt’s owner’s manual below.