Talking Cars 313: GM's Enhanced Super Cruise, Tips to Survive a Road Trip With Kids
We also answer audience questions about finding parts for older cars and how cicadas can turn off active safety systems
Main theme: While almost every manufacturer offers some sort of active driver assistance system, there are big differences in how well the systems work. This week we discuss the second-generation of GM’s Super Cruise system, an improvement on the already impressive original. We also talk a little about the vehicle we are testing the system on, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade SUV that we bought and added to our test program; share tips on how to keep your family safe and cool your car quickly during the summer; and what we do to keep our kids occupied during long road trips.
Driven this week: 2021 Cadillac Escalade
- How hard will it be to find parts for an older vehicle that wasn’t produced in big volume?
- What can be done about the cicadas that disabled the cameras on my Mazda during a long road trip?
- Will we see less reliable vehicles from the 2022 model year because of the chip shortage?
'Talking Cars' panelists Jake Fisher, Jon Linkov, and Emily Thomas.
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