One of the main features that have appealed to Cadillac’s customers is its Cadillac User Experience system or CUE. This is once again expected to change as the brand recently revealed that it will be coming out with the next generation of its CUE system. Offering an interface that is more intuitive and more personalized, the new CUE is slated to make its official debut with the 2017 Cadillac CTS.
Customers in the U.S. market should expect this to arrive at their favorite dealerships within the first quarter. After the 2017 CTS, Cadillac will then be including this new system with 2018 XTS and the 2018 ATS. The brand disclosed that other product ranges will have the same system in their future model years.
Many are already familiar with this system but this next generation dynamic platform now allows modification over time in order to meet the connectivity needs of the customer, which itself is continuously evolving. In addition, it fully utilizes the Cloud to allow for better personalization. That said, connection navigation is still present and applications can be downloaded through the Collection app store.
Since the new Cadillac user experience is able to have smartphone practices and popular apps applied to vehicles, it guarantees that customers will be able to get access to the system’s most common feature. One of these features is known as Summary View wherein it displays all of the applications, like audio, climate, navigation, and phone, into a single screen.
There are three main features of the next generation CUE and the first is the My Driver Preferences which uses the Cloud to enable customer to personalize the infotainment system to suit their own personal tastes.
The second is the new navigation app which comes with an intuitive interface. Like the first feature, it also allows access to the Cloud but this is meant to access information regarding the destination. The data shown include the current price of fuel, real-time traffic information, points of interest, and even parking information.
Finally, there is active connection made possible by the OnStar 4G LTE integrated to the system. With the approval of the customer once sale is official, Cadillac can update the features remotely. The 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot meanwhile accepts a total of seven devices to be connected. It can even support the use of two compatible phones using Bluetooth.
Cadillac Director of Product Strategy Richard Breckus says that when the brand brought OnStar to the market, it started the idea of connectivity in vehicles. In fact, he adds, Cadillac is the first luxury brand to allow both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on its product range. Breckus continues by saying that the brand has been working to improve the overall response of this system and the result is that this next-generation version is able to offer more improvements mainly focusing on intuitive control.