As we learned on Tuesday night, the 2020 GMC Sierra HD is significantly less ugly than its fraternal twin at Chevrolet, the 2020 Silverado HD. and has more cameras on board than an audience at a Justin Timberlake concert. The cameras have also failed if you allow a driver to see exactly what they are carrying around.
The new Sierra HD and the turbo diesel's new 910 lb-ft torque turbo diesel can "tow well over 30,000 pounds." "According to GMC, which has not published any official numbers yet. That means the truck can have a trailer in tow, and GMC wants drivers to be able to see the thing from all angles – the HD has 15 camera views, including the "invisible" trailer.
The trailer camera does not make them invisible, of course, because that would be too cool and we as a human population are not worth it. It's just a big optical illusion, pointing at an angle from a camera mounted on a trailer in a tailgate-mounted view.
It looks pretty cool, although – like all of our overly-filtered Instagram photos from six years ago – the colors do not quite match.
GMC calls the "transparent" trailer view the industry's first, saying it can help drive around in parking lots, getting in traffic and making tight turns.
Some of the other 14 cameras include top-down and side-to-side shots, angle of loading area, and camera view, which can be mounted within anything. If you're connected to the truck, you'll need to check if yes, there's always another random sink in the middle of your trailer, pointing in the wrong direction and blocking the entire running area. You just never know when that might change.
Chevy has not said much about his version of the Sierra, the new Silverado HD – short for "Heavy Duty", not "abominable, guy" – but since then it's supposed to debut in February. The Silverado usually has less technique than the Sierra, but if it is close to the number of camera views like this truck, we can only think good thoughts for its future drivers.
What a terrible sight to be potentially seen from 15 different angles. May the Silverado HD be merciful to us all.