Cadillac has made major upgrades to the brand’s CUE, the Cadillac User Experience infotainment interface. The company claims to have made the system more intuitive, thanks to a more logical interface design. It now comes with a Summary View that provides motorists with an overview of important information like weather conditions, directions for navigation, media, and phone simultaneously. The system also has the capability to get real-time over-the-air updates, thus allowing the brand to make updates to the system and send them to owners’ cars, just like Tesla updates its software.
The 4G LTE connection will link the car with the cloud, so that motorists can not only store but also modify their very own preferred settings. The MyDriver profile covers details like navigation preferences, contacts, and recent destinations, and can also be easily be transferred from one car having the system to another. This will be particularly useful to those who subscribe to the USD 1,500-a-month Book By Cadillac vehicle subscription service, that allows participants to swap between cars when they choose.
The cloud connection will also extend to a new navigation function, which is supposed to be more user-friendly with an intuitive, smartphone-like interface. It uses its data connection to provide motorists with destination information and with usage, will learn a driver’s habits with the ability to offer a choice of routes based on the driver’s preferences and habits like a commute that is done daily to work or school pickups at fixed times. Cadillac will offer additional apps for the system through its new Collection app store. CUE still supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
One distinct improvement has bene the removal of the digital gauge package, which was unnecessarily complex and was difficult for motorists to learn with its unintuitive controls and gauges that looked unrealistic. It over-customized the interface. The design has now been simplified with less on-screen text and the tachometer too looks more life-like
The new Cadillac user interface will be launched in the 2017 CTS sedan and will be later rolled out to the ATS and XTS as well as the other Cadillac models in forthcoming model years.
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