#313 GM Enhanced Super Cruise Review; Tips to Survive a Road Trip with Kids

published 1 month ago by Consumer Reports

This week we review GM's automated driving enhanced Super Cruise system, tested on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade we purchased for our test program, and discuss how it compares to the previous version, as well as competitors like Tesla's Autopilot. With the arrival of summer and temperatures rising across the US, we share tips on how to keep your family safe and cool your car quickly. We also share how to keep kids occupied during long road trips; whether older, rare cars like the Chevrolet SSR could lack replacement parts as it gets older; what to do to prevent dirt, bugs, and other debris from disabling your car's camera-based safety systems; and how the massive chip shortage might affect the build quality of 2022 model year vehicles.     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:      SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:00 - Introduction 00:28 - Kids in Hot Cars 06:19 - Road Trips with Kids 13:31 - GM’s Enhanced Super Cruise 20:11 - Question #1: Could older, rare cars lack replacement parts as they get older? 22:02 - Question #2: How to prevent dirt, bugs, and other debris from disabling vehicle safety systems? 24:23 - Question #3: Could the massive chip shortage affect the build quality of 2022 model year vehicles?     ----------------------------------   Self-Driving System Ranking   Auto Industry and Lawmakers Call for Driver Monitoring Systems to Improve Safety   First Drive: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Proves Powerful, High-Tech, and Truly Luxurious    Tesla Full Self-Driving Review   Hot Car Fatalities Are a Year-Round Threat to Children and Pets Research Shows That Anyone Could Forget Kids in Hot Cars   CR’s Guide to Vacation and Travel    Global Chip Shortage Makes It Tough to Buy Certain Cars   Guide to Car Safety   Coronavirus Resource Hub       ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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