It will make longer trips even more pleasurable.
A few decades back, the mighty Cadillac Escalade, like most other luxury SUVs of the time, was a simple SUV with a few fancy exterior bits, leather seats, and a big V8 under the hood. These days, Cadillac's premier luxury SUV is a rolling piece of technological wonderment, and is packed with all the latest and greatest in driver assistance technology such as Cadillac's semi-autonomous driving system, Super Cruise. At the end of last year, this handy feature was reintroduced to the Escalade family after being unavailable due to the pesky semiconductor chip shortage, and now the Escalade is set to get another handy tech feature that will make it even more practical and easy to live with.
According to GM Authority, owners of the fifth-generation Escalade can expect Cadillac to introduce the Super Cruise Trailer feature via an over-the-air update. Cadillac's Super Cruise technology was first introduced in the Cadillac CT6 sedan and offers drivers a semi-autonomous driving experience. Drivers are able to cruise on 200,000 miles of North American highways without having to touch the steering wheel. The system offers automated acceleration and steering, but as with most other semi-autonomous driving systems, requires the driver to remain alert of their surroundings. The Super Cruise Trailering feature follows the same basic principle, but allows you to cruise along whilst towing a trailer.
As it turns out, the Escalade isn't just a pretty face, or a luxurious interior: this hulking mass of American luxury is also a decent tow vehicle. RWD V8 models can tow up to 8,200 lbs, and diesel models can manage as much as 8,100 lbs. The new Super Cruise Trailering feature will allow drivers to tow 'n chill on the highways of America, and the upcoming OTA is also said to include automatic lane changing for an even more relaxed driving experience.
"With Automatic Lane Change enabled, Super Cruise can indicate when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver, while following signaling protocols. Trailering allows the driver the opportunity to pull a trailer, camper and more while driving hands-free. Your commute will never be the same," says Cadillac on its website. The Cadillac CT4 and CT5 will also receive the automatic lane-change feature.