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Did you see the Tesla Model S in the Cadillac Commercial?

Axtrader

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The new Cadillac commercial featuring Super Cruise. I would rather have the car on the right, in the fast lane. How about you? What was Cadillac thinking? hmmm

Cadillac TV Commercial, 'The Future Is Here' Song by Barns Courtney
 

BigTonyTones

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I wonder how the legal department let that handsfree driving part get through. Looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

"But the commercial showed I can drive without my hands"
 

M109Rider

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SuperCruise is pretty good, however it only works on highways programmed in to the software I believe.
In other words, it won’t work on any roads not programmed in. That’s a lot of roads.

It also uses the eyes as it’s measure to ensure your paying attention.
Tesla uses hands on the wheel as it’s measure.
Eyes on the road, would be safer than hands on the wheel with present technology I suspect.
Not as fun, but safer ...
 

Wnuk

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Laughable, but I think having the Tesla there was done on purpose to try to illustrate Cadillac pulling ahead of Tesla's autopilot.
 

eye.surgeon

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See, we are also like Tesla.

Same usual GM crap, eco-ignorant hand to mouth rednecks with money love them.
GM was making EV's a decade before Tesla was even formed. Have you driven Cadillac Super Cruise? It's better in many ways than autopilot, & GMs current EVs are excellent.

I believe Tesla's mission is to encourage widespread adoption of EVs, not to form a self-congratulatory circle of back-slapping Tesla owners.
 
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mknox

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Rumors have it that supercruise is actually pretty good.

But the rest of the car? Not something I would be interested in.

I had a Cadillac CTS before my Model S and quite liked it. In fact, I had my heart set on an ELR but was disappointing with the range (essentially a Volt drivetrain) which wouldn't have let me do my commute all electrically, and so went with the Tesla. But the Caddy was a fine car and I'd buy another in a heartbeat if they ever go electric.
 

ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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Looks like it could be the Nissan Rogue on the left with their version called ProPilot.

Yes, it's a Nissan. The advert's saying that it's a better system.

Super Cruise indeed seems to be a capable system, but it apparently requires high-definition mapping so it can only be used in limited areas.
 

McRat

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Rumors have it that supercruise is actually pretty good.

But the rest of the car? Not something I would be interested in.

It outhandles a Model S pretty easy on a tight course. The CT6 handles great on a closed course, and better on public roads. You cannot reach it's limits on public roads without risking your license. Yeah. the ATS-V and CTS-V cut quicker laps, but they are not as big and comfy as the CT6.

The engine performance is OK at 404HP, not extraordinary, but very smooth. Mid [email protected], brakes in 106 feet from 60mph. The CT6 3.0TT grows legs at about 75mph. It is smooth as silk at 125mph when passing uphill.

If you want long range thermal imaging, HUD, massage/AC/Heat front 20-way seats, reclining rear massage/AC/heat seats with dual HDTVs and 270° privacy curtains and separate sunroof for backseat, wireless Bose headphones with remote DVD player, 34 speaker surround sound, all wheel steering, bird's eye view, digital 180° rearview mirror, AEB that really works, video driving recorder, seat vibrator for danger warning, mirror blind spot icons, etc, then the Cadillac is for you.

If you like a car with less tech, then Tesla is much simpler. Simple is good. And who sits in the back seat anyways, or has tight parking spot?
 

Xenoilphobe

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Interesting.. All the Cadillac owners I knew growing up are dead or almost there.... that guy looked too young to be in a Caddy. He must have cataracts or something, because most other drivers slow down to look at the Tesla, at least thats my experience here in NOVA.

My mother in law bought Caddy her whole life until I showed her a Lexus, now at 82, she is driving an LS and not getting abused for $1400 per quarter when the dealer saw her struggling into the service bay -- F>>>>ing B>>>>ds where taking advantage of the old lady.... she loves my Tesla, but struggles to get into it.... the X would have been a better choice over the S for her as a passenger. If Tesla had made swivel seats in the back, my wife would have pushed for that so her mom get ingress / egress better..

Damn that Tesla looked nice in the fast lane!!! I can't wait for a used P100D around $80K...
 
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