Escalade to get new 2-way communication key fob

newFOBGM plans to offer a new high-tech key fob this spring as an option on the Cadillac Escalade.

The fob, which is part of a $150 option package, will contain an LCD screen and not only be for door lock/unlock, remote starting, and panic alarms.

The new screen will also contain status information on such vehicle items as tire pressure, fuel level, and even if the doors are locked or not.

GM also claims that the new fob will work at distances of 5 to 6 times that of a conventional fob.