Cadillacís CUE infotainment system has received many complaints from both users and publications including Motor Authority. The automaker has taken those criticisms to heart for their next-generation CUE system and came up with some much needed upgrades.
Debuting in the 2017 Cadillac CTS sedan, the updated CUE will come with Summary View
. Previously, owners had to scroll through a few pages before finding simple and often used functions like changing the radio station. With the new view, four of the most important apps will be on display and easily accessible: navigation, phone, climate, and audio.
Another update called the My Driver Preferences
will allow customers create cloud-based driver profiles either in the car or on Cadillacís website. These profiles will store a driverís preferences including favorite contacts, display settings, and preferred navigation routes which can then be transferred into other Cadillacs with the new CUE system.
Speaking of cloud-based services, the technology can be used to remotely update the CUE system if permission is granted and the vehicleís navigation can use it to access real-time information like points of interest, live traffic updates, fuel prices and places to parking. Of course this wonít come standard as applicable vehicles will only come with an opt-in 12-month connected navigation trial for OnStar 4G LTE access.
Rounding out the list of updates is the addition of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.