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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SHOW NOTES
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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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Self-Driving System Ranking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X06tXpg7yiA

Auto Industry and Lawmakers Call for Driver Monitoring Systems to Improve Safety
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/call-for-driver-monitoring-to-improve-car-safety/

First Drive: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Proves Powerful, High-Tech, and Truly Luxurious
https://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/2021-cadillac-escalade-review/

Tesla Full Self-Driving Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQOf_F6hibk

Hot Car Fatalities Are a Year-Round Threat to Children and Pets
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/hot-car-fatalities-year-round-threat-to-children-pets-heat-stroke/

Research Shows That Anyone Could Forget Kids in Hot Cars
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/anyone-could-forget-kids-in-hot-car-forgotten-baby-syndrome/

CR’s Guide to Vacation and Travel
https://www.consumerreports.org/travel/guide-to-vacation-travel/

Global Chip Shortage Makes It Tough to Buy Certain Cars
https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/global-chip-shortage-makes-it-tough-to-buy-certain-cars-a8160576456/

Guide to Car Safety
https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

Coronavirus Resource Hub
https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

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