What is Cadillac Super Cruise?

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Whether you’re shopping for a sleek Cadillac CT5 or a Cadillac Escalade for the whole family, you know you’re getting a top luxury vehicle when you buy a Cadillac. That also means you’ll get some of the most cutting-edge automotive technology, such as hands-free driving with Cadillac Super Cruise. Find out more about this incredible technology with Val Ward Cadillac

Cadillac Hands-Free Driving with Super Cruise Driver Assistance

The Cadillac Super Cruise is a handsfree driver assistance system available on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways separated from opposing traffic. It was introduced on the 2018 CT6 and is slated for the 2021 model year for CT4, CT5, and Escalade. This much-talked-about system is available on 2018 and 2019 Cadillac CT6 models, which you might find in our pre-owned selection.

How Does Cadillac Hands-Free Driving Work?

No, you can’t just lean back and let the Cadillac do all the work, but you can make your car do a lot of it. Cadillac Super Cruise combines with Adaptive Cruise Control that controls acceleration and braking while it’s operating. Super Cruise supports services through OnStar® and precision LiDAR mapping, and works with in-car cameras, radar sensors, and GPS to detect each curve and hill on the road ahead. Cadillac’s handsfree driving system is there to make long drives more convenient and more comfortable. A driver-facing mirror verifies that you’re alert and able to take the wheel when necessary. The Super Cruise package includes three years of OnStar® for functionality support, after which an OnStar® plan must be purchased.

How to Activate Super Cruise

CT6 drivers who want to use this exciting feature can do so in three easy steps. But first, you have to make sure:

The following features need to be activated:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control is ON
  • Forward Collision System set to ALERT AND BRAKE

The following feature in your vehicle must be deactivated:

  • Teen Driver is: OFF
  1. Press the Adaptive Cruise Control button on the steering wheel to turn it on. The symbol on the instrument cluster will illuminate in WHITE. If the adaptive cruise control is already set, the symbol will be GREEN with the speed shown.
  2. When the system detects that you’re on a limited-access freeway, paying enough attention, and other driving conditions are met, the Super Cruise symbol will illuminate WHITE on the instrument cluster. The other driving conditions include:
  • Lane markings visible
  • GPA available
  • NO system faults

When it’s safe, press the Super Cruise button on the steering wheel. This engages the system, then the symbol and the steering wheel light bar will illuminate GREEN. Once it does, you can remove your hands from the steering wheel. Do not remove your hands from the wheel unless the light bar is green. This indicates that the Super Cruise is activated and steering your vehicle. If you want to disengage, press the Super Cruise button again or press the brake pedal.

When Not To Use Super Cruise

Of course, there are times when Super Cruise hands-free driving shouldn’t be used or won’t operate. They include:

  • In slippery or other adverse conditions like rain, sleet, fog snow, or ice
  • When towing a trailer
  • When in a freeway exit lane, as Super Cruise is not designed to operate in this area
  • When you’re not on a limited-access freeway separated from opposing traffic
  • During difficult or uncertain driving conditions
  • When lane markings are hard to see, or you have limited visibility
  • In a tunnel or construction zones

Try Cadillac Super Cruise at Val Ward Cadillac

Are you excited about trying the new technology of Cadillac hands-free driving? Contact Val Ward Cadillac for a test drive! We’re excited to introduce Cadillac Super Cruise technology to more Fort Myers drivers! If you’d like to learn more about Cadillac technology in addition to hands-free driving, take a look at our video series.

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