2023 Cadillac Lyriq Rear Pedestrian Alert To Be Added Through OTA Update2
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is replete with tech features, including Rear Pedestrian Alert, which is included as standard across the Lyriq range. However, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will gain use the Rear Pedestrian Alert feature only after the installation of an over-the-air update that will be issued once the vehicle launches.
Although the Rear Pedestrian Alert feature is still included as standard for all 2023 Cadillac Lyriq models, including the RWD model and the AWD model, the feature will not be available to use until after the over-the-air update is installed. Beyond the software update, the hardware required for the feature will be equipped from the factory.
For those readers who may be unaware, Rear Pedestrian Alert is an active safety feature that alerts the driver when a pedestrian is behind the vehicle while backing up. The feature is tagged with RPO code UKK.
As GM Authority covered previously, a few other tech features for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will also be unavailable to use at launch until after an over-the-air software update is downloaded and installed. These features include the Surround Vision Recorder, also equipped as standard, and the GM Super Cruise hands-free semi-autonomous driving assistant.
The Cadillac Lyriq is the luxury marque’s very first all-electric offering, combining cutting-edge technology with the traditional Caddy luxury and opulence. Motivation in the RWD model is sourced from a single GM Ultium drive electric motor, which is juiced by a 12-module, 100.4 kWh GM Ultium battery pack. Output is rated at 340 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque, with an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles when running a full battery charge. The Cadillac Lyriq is also offered in an AWD trim for the 2023 model year, and adds a second GM Ultium drive motor up front, bringing peak output up to around 500 horsepower.
Under the skin is the GM BEV3 platform. Production takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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Just my thoughts (or ignorance)………Why, oh why, is this software release after the customer gets the auto? Other GM cars have this technology/software so why does it come so late in the Cadillac release of this model?
Over-the-air updates worry me in that If GM can unlock and update your cars computer over-the-air, Hackers can too, or will soon learn how to do it. Hope GM has up to date protection on the software that installs these updates. I am sure GM is following this practice for other in the GM lineup too……….I think if it is not managed correctly, this could be very bad practice and possibly have very bad outcome.