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

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.

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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?

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