Cadillac’s semi-autonomous driver assist feature, Super Cruise, will once again be included in newly-built units of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Society has learned.
Super Cruise has been made available again on units of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade assembled after December 6th, 2021. The driver assist technology will be fitted as standard on Escalades with Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum trim levels per Cadillac’s original plan for the 2022 model year. As was the case for the 2021 model year, Super Cruise continues to be unavailable for the Luxury (base) trim level.
When regular production of the luxury SUV began in early October, we reported that units of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade were being assembled without Super Cruise. As with many other recent feature deletions, this was a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage, which forced the luxury marque to nix the features in order to conserve its limited supply of microchips. Initially, Cadillac was unable to predict when the features might return, since the semiconductor situation remains fluid. Now, though, things appear to be back on track.
Cadillac’s Super Cruise is the marque’s state-of-the-art driver assist feature that enables the driver to take their hands off the wheel during extended highway driving on certain North American thoroughfares within the United States and Canada. The feature makes use of a broad range of onboard sensors and cameras, including visual cameras, LiDar mapping, GPS information and radar to control braking and acceleration on compatible roads.
Super Cruise was first launched on the 2018 Cadillac CT6. Aside from the 2021 and newer Escalade, it is also offered on the CT4 and CT5 luxury sedans. As of this writing, the technology can be used on nearly 200,000 miles of compatible roads thanks to a recent update that added 70,000 compatible highway miles.
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