Cadillac axes Escalade’s hands-free driving feature due to chip shortage

Cadillac axes Escalade’s hands-free driving feature due to chip shortage


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The 2022 Escalade is heading into production, but it’ll be missing a key feature when the first customers pick up their new ride: the hands-free driving mode known as Super Cruise. It’s the latest feature to get the axe as a result of the global semiconductor shortage, which has been an especially big drain on the auto industry.

The shortage is also forcing Cadillac to hold off on adding Super Cruise to the CT4 and CT5 sedans, according to Roadshow. With the Bolt currently not on sale due to the massive battery recall, that means parent company General Motors’ most advanced technological feature is currently not available on any new car.

“[W] e’re confident in our team’s ability to find creative solutions to mitigate the supply chain…

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