The upcoming implementation of Super Cruise, a handy tech feature for Chevy's full-size SUVs such as the Suburban and Tahoe is set to happen in 2023. This useful update has been met with only one obstacle; GM’s chip crisis which could pose an issue if not resolved soon enough according to company officials speaking with Car & Driver sources close by.
Chevy is aware that some customers may want to wait until the 2024 model year before they purchase their new car. However, Chevy's spokesperson says "we're continuing monitoring chip availability and will make this decision when our business deems appropriate in terms of timing."
It's no secret that General Motors has been navigating through an ongoing chip shortage. With Super Cruise only recently making its way back into Cadillac Escalade after supply issues forced them to remove the feature for a limited time, people are starting to question if other features will be cut from vehicles as well in order to make up some lost ground due to these shortages.
The future of self-driving cars seems to be coming up the hills. Based on this year's communique from Chevrolet, it appears that their most luxurious vehicle -the Tahoe and Suburban will soon gain access to Level 2 driverless technology which is great news for those who can afford such high prices or fancy themselves as royalty (you know there are few things greater than being king/queen). This means nothing less than perfection when driving around town in one but expect them to cost anywhere between $70K-$78k without options!
It's not just the auto industry that has been feeling shortages lately. In March of this year, GM announced they would be canceling their rear-seat entertainment system for several high-end SUVs to make room for some models with more standard features like navigation and wireless phones (but thank goodness those days are over)!
The CEO at BMW doesn't think things will let up anytime soon either - in fact, he expects it may get worse before getting better due to heavily-reduced demand from customers during times when people usually buy new cars/burnish their reputation after a scandalous event such as last years collisions between cyclists and car drivers.
GM is currently experiencing a shortage of semiconductors which will cause the rear-seat entertainment on some models to be unavailable. The company has announced that they expect this situation to last until midyear 2022, but it's not affecting all cars equally; those at higher price points like Escalades are still without any problems even though MY2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, as well as 2022 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL owners, report issues with their telltale screen unable tp display anything after about 15 minutes into reheating cold meals or preheating coffees.
The addition of Super Cruise will make these large SUVs seem more modern and competitive. At this end of the market, safety features are important to buyers; GM knows this well because it has included such technologies in its products before now with great success (SRS). Hopefully, they can manage their chip allocation wisely so we see the system come out next year or 2024 at the earliest!