It’s little secret that tCE is less than impressed with the technology suite Cadillac has been fielding for the last few years. It is one area we feel Cadillac is lagging behind its competition.
Read any of our many reviews for a flavor of things not working right, being clunky or inefficient to operate, etc.
Well, Cadillac hasn’t been plugging ahead and letting this lose them customers forever.
Now we have a peak of the new interior electronics suite dubbed the Cadillac User Experience (CUE).
It includes a new, completely virtual gauge cluster in front of the driver, 8″ capacitive touch screen at center stage, and touch sensitive center stack (physical buttons are so pre-2007, apparently.)
Bluetooth connectivity for phone and media are part of the package (with a slick pop-open section of the center stack to put your devices in). Pinch and swipe gestures, a la iPhone/iPad, are now part of the experience along with haptic feedback (a slight buzz upon touching a control to confirm that your input has been received).
The system will appear first in the new XTS, ATS, and in an SRX interior refresh that are all coming in 2012.
Expect this to make its way into the CTS line and the Escalade as they are refreshed in the coming few years.
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