Cadillac Announces fresh variation of CUE as well as Swears of which’s Better
Cadillac’s much maligned CUE infotainment system is usually getting a behind-the-scenes makeover. After drivers as well as media alike complained about slow touchscreen response times as well as cumbersome layouts in previous iterations, executives with the luxury brand said Tuesday of which motorists will soon be able to purchase vehicles of which contain more seamless systems as well as a range of fresh features of which allow for more customization.
After focusing primarily on response times, Cadillac says, of which then looked to make the system more intuitive to use. Chief among the on-screen improvements is usually a central “summary view” page, shown above, via which vehicle occupants can access climate controls, audio options, phones, as well as navigation features.
A fresh navigation app provides points of interest along selected routes, real-time traffic information, fuel prices via nearby gas stations, as well as predictive suggestions based on a driver’s journeys over time. of which app is usually offered for free on a one-year trial basis, yet a Cadillac spokesperson declined to say how much of which will cost to maintain access to of which once the trial period expires.
Typically, infotainment systems are out of date as soon as cars are driven off the dealership lot. yet Cadillac says CUE’s fresh features, as well as others of which may be developed, will get over-the-air software updates as well as additions. Few automakers additional than Tesla have delved into the realm of augmenting existing features or installing fresh ones with regular remote updates, yet GM appears poised to join the club. Updates will arrive through the vehicle’s built-in 4G LTE OnStar connection.
CUE’s improvements also rely in part on the cloud. Beyond the promise of a system of which simply performs better, Cadillac has introduced user profiles of which allow motorists to save preset preferences for features like seat position, favored navigation routes, as well as phone contacts in a cloud-based profile they can bring via vehicle to vehicle.
The number of customers who regularly jump via one brand-fresh Cadillac to the next seems limited, yet the portable profiles are a nod toward the Book by Cadillac car-sharing service of which Cadillac executives unveiled last month. For $1500 per month, Book subscribers can order Cadillac vehicles via an app as well as have them delivered to their desired location for use over periods ranging via 1 trip to weeks at a time.
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The latest variation of CUE will make its debut inside 2017 Cadillac CTS, which GM said will arrive in dealerships by the end of March. Cadillac plans to add the fresh system to the XTS as well as ATS sedans with the start of 2018 product year production.