Advanced Driver-Focused Technologies
Safety Alert Technology
A suite of active safety features will be optional for the 2014 Sierra, including Forward Collision Alert, which uses a forward-facing camera to notify the driver of an imminent collision, and Lane Departure Warning, which uses the same camera to track the truck’s position in relation to a road’s lane markers.
The camera technology was recently named a “Top Ten Tech Breakthrough of 2012” by Popular Mechanics.
"We know our full-size truck customers might haul lumber and drywall during the week and take kids to baseball practice on evenings and weekends. Therefore, they expect the same high levels of safety technology as a family vehicle. Our engineers applied GMC’s vehicle safety ingenuity to the all-new Sierra, and we expect that in addition to pleasing our customers, it will achieve top performance in government and insurance industry tests."
Dave Degeneffe, Sierra engineering group manager for safety integration
Paired with Forward Collision Alert and Land Departure Warning is GMC’s first-ever Driver Alert Seat, which generates vibrating pulse patterns on the left and/or right side of the lower seat cushion bolster to alert the driver of potential dangers, such as an un-signaled lane change or approaching another vehicle too quickly. According to GM research, the seat’s vibrations may direct driver attention to the location of a potential collision more quickly and accurately than audible alerts. Drivers have the option of selecting either audible or vibrating alerts.
Available IntelliLink connectivity uses an available high-definition, fully reconfigurable eight-inch color touchscreen with an intuitive layout and easy-to-read icons that control audio features, a Pandora app, Bluetooth phone features, and available navigation with all-new map displays. Many of the system’s features can be controlled by voice command, allowing the driver to keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.