New Cadillac technology available at Don Wheaton
New car buyers thumbing through the Cadillac inventory in the Don Wheaton showroom are likely to come across a couple of new technologies. Over the last few model years, Cadillac vehicles have been gaining a lot of ground on the competition because of incredible array of cutting edge features that are available. Cadillac laid the groundwork for this technological dominance with the 4G LTE Wi-Fi mobile hotspot. For 2017, the luxury automaker has developed the Rear Seat Reminder and Rear Camera Mirror. At the most basic level, these features are built for added convenience; but each one also serves as another layer of safety to protect passengers by preventing potentially dangerous situations.
How does the Cadillac Rear Seat Reminder Work?
The Rear Seat Reminder in vehicles, like the 2017 Cadillac Escalade, is as wonderfully simple as it is effective. After a long day at work, it’s pretty easy to forget something in the back seat. Basically, the Cadillac Rear Seat Reminder works by monitoring when the rear doors are opened in relation to when the engine of the vehicle is started. When the proper conditions are met, an audible alert will sound and a visual message will be displayed in the vehicle’s center gauge cluster. This system is also meant to help parents remember to check the back seat when they are driving with children in car seats.
What is the Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror?
Vehicles offering a rear view camera is nothing new. The Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror takes that technology to the next logical step. A centrally located camera on the back of models like the new 2017 Cadillac CT6 sedan as well as the previously mentioned 2017 Escalade, offers a field of view that is several times larger and clearer than competitor’s systems. Water and dirt is kept off of the camera’s lens thanks to a special hydrophobic coating.
To use the new rear camera system, a driver simply needs to pull the tab under the rear view mirror toward them like they were diming it. A high resolution image will be displayed instead of the mirror. Going back to a standard rear view mirror is as easy as pushing the tab forward.
If you’d like to see either of these new Cadillac technologies in person, make an appointment with a Don Wheaton sales professional today.