The New Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED)
The attention-grabbing feature for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is the 38-inch OLED. OLED, unlike other LED technology, doesn't require any kind of backlight to produce the visuals. Due to this, the OLED can be significantly thinner than any other form of picture technology. Each "organic light-emitting diode" can create its own light, which allows the screen to not only be thinner, but it can wrap around the front of the cabin.
The screen itself is one large OLED, but it is broken down into sections. The first is a 7.2-inch driver screen, which is placed to the left of the steering wheel. Directly behind the steering wheel is a 14.2-inch information display cluster, which gives you all the data you need. Then there is a 16.9-inch infotainment system that extends to the right of the steering wheel. This portion of the screen is designed to control the audio, entertainment, and heater/air conditioner settings. Additionally, these screens provide augmented reality features. The exact utilization of the AR tech is yet to be realized, but we will have further details about this and everything it can do once we have our own first-hand experience with it (trust us, we are very much looking forward to this).
Other Incredible Features
Okay, so the 38-inch OLED screen receives most of the attention, and rightfully so. It's pretty impressive with everything it offers and all the game-changing technology. However, one bit of internal entertainment that is being overshadowed is the unbeatable AKG Surround Sound system.
The base Escalade comes with a 19-speaker setup, which is three more than the 2020 Escalade. However, if you go for the upgraded package, you will receive a total of 36-speakers. This gives you the most complete audio experience you can find. Speakers are built into just about everything. This includes the head restraints, the A-pillar right along with the airbags, the instrument panel, the doors, literally everything. With this kind of audio experience, you can even adjust what speakers receive audio. So, if you have a little kid in the back who is napping, you can mute the speakers in the back of the cabin while still maintaining a surround sound listening experience in the front of the cabin.
Better yet, the speaker system will automatically adjust the volume based on how fast you are going and the sound outside the vehicle. Essentially it is an adaptive surround sound experience that reacts to what is going on not just on the inside of the vehicle but on the outside. This is not available in the 2020 Escalade. If you are an audiophile and love the latest in tech, there really isn't anything else like this, and you absolutely need to check it out.