There is good news for 2018 Cadillac CT6 owners as the automaker is extending their Super Cruise service by one year. While this is good for them, there remains the open question of the cost of the driver assistance subscription.
“As a thank you to the new owners of the CT6 Super Cruise 2018MY in the United States, we made the decision last year to offer them a free one-year extension of their Super Cruise service once they have their initial three-year plan. years expired. The owners have been extremely helpful adopters of this technology, actively providing us with suggestions and feedback on their experiences with Super Cruise, ”Katie Minter of GM Product and Brand Communications told Motor1.com.
Super Cruise technology available on some current Cadillacs and other future GM models requires a vehicle connectivity plan. Buyers get the first three years free, but then have to pay a subscription fee. However, the company has yet to announce pricing to retain the functionality.
Cadillac delivered the first units of the CT6 with Super Cruise in September 2017. Prior to this one-year extension, these customers were on the verge of needing a subscription for the technology.
If an owner withdraws the subscription, the vehicle loses only the portion of Super Cruise that allows semi-autonomous driving. Safety functions such as lane centering and adaptive cruise control remain available.
Super Cruise is an option on the 2021 CT4, CT5 and Escalade. GM will make it available on 22 models by 2023. The Chevy Bolt SUV will be the first non-Caddy to offer the technology.
GM would work on Ultra Cruise as a successor to Super Cruise. Even more sophisticated technology can allegedly handle hands-free driving on certain highways and city streets. However, it is currently unclear when the system might be on the market.