What is Cadillac Super Cruise?

2021 Cadillac CT5

For over a century Cadillac has been, at its core, an innovator. That’s why, when America gets its first taste of hands-free driving, it’s because of Cadillac ingenuity and engineering. Cadillac Super Cruise is a hands-free driving system developed through driver-assist features that are becoming commonplace. Cadillac takes it further, though. Learn more about Cadillac hands-free driving, available on many new Cadillac models at Thompson Cadillac in Springfield.

How Does This Cadillac Hands-Free Driving System Work?

With more than 130,000 miles of limited-access highway separated from oncoming traffic available for hands-free driving and new routes added through southern Missouri, Cadillac hands-free driving is a technology whose time has come. Hands-free driving makes long drives more comfortable. It works as an extension of Adaptive Cruise Control, a feature that controls acceleration and braking when it’s activated. Coupled with OnStar®, precision LiDAR mapping, in-car cameras, radar sensors, and GPS, Cadillac Super Cruise will know what’s on the road ahead. Every car equipped with Cadillac Super Cruise includes a three-year subscription to OnStar®

How to Activate Cadillac Hands-Free Driving

Drivers who want to try Cadillac hands-free driving can do so in three easy steps:

  • 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. 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
    • The Cadillac Super Cruise symbol will illuminate WHITE on the instrument cluster when the system detects that you’re on a limited-access freeway, you’re paying enough attention, and these conditions are met:
    • Lane markings visible
    • GPA available
    • NO system faults
  • When it’s safe, press the Super Cruise button on the steering wheel to engage the system. The symbol and the steering wheel light bar will illuminate GREEN, and you can remove your hands from the steering wheel. Do not remove your hands from the wheel unless the light bar is green. If you want to disengage, press the Super Cruise button again or press the brake pedal.

When Not To Use Super Cruise

There are times when Cadillac Super Cruise should not be activated:

  • 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
  • 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

Experience the Cadillac Super Cruise at Thompson Cadillac

Do you want to experience the future of driving? Then contact Thompson Cadillac to arrange a test drive of one of our Cadillac Super Cruise-equipped new vehicles like the Cadillac CT6 and the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. You can also find out about other available Cadillac features and technology, such as which Cadillacs have AWD and which have Cadillac Magnetic Ride Control, or learn about service topics like what does an alternator do?

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