Cadillac Features and Technology
According to Johann de Nysschen, Cadillac’s Executive VP and President, Cadillac will continue to lead the entire GM portfolio: “Cadillac in the future will be the technology lead brand for General Motors. Technologies will debut in Cadillac first and then cascade down to the other brands.” That idea will be no surprise to Cadillac owners who have been receiving GM’s cutting-edge technology before anyone else. In fact, the brand has been raising the stakes in recent years under the banner of the new Dare Greatly campaign, and many of the Cadillac features and technology lead not only the GM lineup, but the auto industry in general. So, here’s a quick look at some of the most remarkable features you’ll find in the current Cadillac lineup.
Super Cruise is the world’s first hands-free driving system for the highway. When you engage Super Cruise, a green band on the steering wheel indicates you can take your hands off the wheel. From there, the system is in complete control. It will adjust your speed, brake accelerate and keep you in your lane. Plus, embedded cameras in the dashboard to ensure you remain focused on the road in case you need to retake control. It’s standard on the 2018 CT6 Platinum and optional on the CT6 Premium Luxury.
Front Pedestrian Braking
Another of the standout Cadillac features is Front Pedestrian Braking. The system uses cameras and sensors to identify pedestrians on the road ahead and alerts the driver to their presence. If a collision is imminent, your Cadillac will brake automatically to mitigate or even prevent the crash.
Bose Panaray sound system
The Bose Panaray Premium Audio System is simply one of the best automotive sound experiences. You get 34 strategically-placed speakers, including four UltraNearField speakers in the front seat headrests, powerful bass speakers beneath the floor, and a number of clustered, articulated arrays. The sound is clear and precise. Plus, Bose Active Noise Cancellation helps reduce the sound of the road and wind.
Night Vision uses thermal imaging technology to highlight animals and pedestrians at impressive distances in total darkness. Of course, you won’t find this technology on any other widely available passenger vehicle.
Rear Camera Mirror
Cadillac’s unique Rear Camera Mirror has made traditional rear view mirrors obsolete. A camera at the rear of your vehicle streams live HD video of the road behind your Cadillac to the spot where most vehicle have a rear view mirror.
Auto Vehicle Hold
Auto Vehicle Hold is another great feature available in most new Cadillacs. Once you come to stop you can remove your foot from the brake. Your vehicle won’t resume moving until you press the accelerator. You don’t need to suffer leg fatigue at long red lights or traffic jams.
As the brand’s flagship, the 2018 Escalade synthesizes most of these Cadillac features, and plenty more that we don’t have the space to discuss. Perhaps more impressively, it combines the cutting-edge technology with unmatched style and comfort. Standard 20” chrome-plated wheels, LED lightblade taillamps, and heated/cooled seats won’t save your life, but they do elevate the driving experience. And the simple value in that can’t be understated for a vehicle billed as the King of SUVs. And don’t worry, with a 420-hp, 6.2L V8, it drives like it deserves the crown.
If you have any questions about the availability of these features, or about the Cadillac lineup in general, please talk to one of our knowledgeable product experts.