Bailyman. These come with pedestrian detection and also cameras in more places than you realize to see what is around all sides of the truck. The 360 will give you a full view or you can go to the front, side or rear. The Hummer actually has these plus three under the truck.
Knowing what is around you is not difficult or risky.
Add all this with the mirrors should you hit something it will be due to pure ignorence.
Pedestrian detection - potential point of failure
Cameras - potential point of failure
360 view - potential point of failure
Thinking that sensors will save you from driving improperly in the first place is pure ignorance. Technology breaks and will always have a delay in the system. Nothing beats eyeballs. It's funny, we teach first time drivers to turn their head when backing up, to look both ways before they proceed into an intersection, or even approaching a crosswalk. Why is that? Because technology can break, sensors can respond incorrectly (ever driven in the snow?), and tech is unreliable. Simply put, no amount of technology will make a truck with a 5 FOOT TALL HOOD safer for pedestrians than not making it so big.
Do you work for Chevy?
The drivers eyes potential point of failure.
Your point is a bit extreme and very unlikely. Most cases of accidents start with the driver not paying attention not the height of the hood. Add drugs and drinking to that and it increases the trouble to the third power.
If you just don't like the styling of tall vehicles that is fine but don't say things that just are not likely or put the blame on the most likely culprit an inattentive driver.
I am with you here, as is my father. My father is a life long truck owner, currently in a 21 Silverado 1500, that replaced his 17 Sierra 1500, that replaced his 11 RAM 2500 Big Horn, and so on. He worked until 2016 for an electric utility that he started at when he was 19, has held a CDL since he was 19, and spent 50+ hrs a week driving line trucks with pole trailers behind them. He can back up a huge truck and long pole trailer with poor visibility via mirrors alone, and yet he complains/complained constantly about the Silverado and Sierra and RAM having piss-poor visibility when he is driving in the woods, unable to see when he is close to rocks or stumps. He finds the cameras to be useless because they are either covered in snow, mud, or salt most of the time. He wishes, as do I, that a modern version of the old Dodge A-series and Jeep FC-series were available.
Nice package on a very good truck. The key to this is this truck is much cheaper than the other two and is a much better daily driver. It will have much better on road ability and towing than the other more focused off road trucks. This one loaded up will just be over where the Raptor starts.
I expect a Supercharger option will be coming.
I love the new Blue and the interior on the truck I saw was nice. The Horizontal screen is much better than that Vertical deal. Also the controls are still on switches for most things like they should be.
As for the complaints on the price. I just saw the average, this is just Average price is now over $46,000.
Add to this the competition is the Raptor that just starts around $70,000 and will cost around $86,000 once you get the options you want. The TRX Ram is in the $95,000 range and can hit $100,000 with the right options.
In this day and age of inflation nothing is cheap. The average vehicle price just went up over $5,000 over last year.
Not defending it but just pointing out the realities of today.