Cadillac tech for geeks (or brave)
TECH OVERLOAD: The Cue apparently has 3.5 times more processing power than current in-car systems.
Cadillac has tkane the in-vehicle touch screen experience to another level with the unveiling of its Cue interface.
Cadillac User Experience (CUE) is, the company says, a system designed for use by the tech-averse “simple user” to the “super user” with Qwerty-ready thumbs and at least five mobile devices within reach at any given time…
Cue incorporates a string of tools for high-powered infotainment, navigation and communication functions, but is apparently also designed to be simple and intuitive to use, running off an eight-inch LCD touch screen.
The system will allow pairing for up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players while the ability to delivery natural voice commands, and navigate via fewer buttons and larger icons - in “smartphone style” - should be huge drawcards, too.
Cadillac is also claiming a host of industry firsts: proximity sensing where icons appear on the LCD screen once movement is detected, different hand gestures for different tasks, such as swiping and tapping a smartphone’s touch screen, and natural speed recognition that uses fewer specific commands to recall information and drives Cue’s text-to-speech feature that lets users receive text messages by the system’s voice function and send recorded messages in response.
Although Cadillac is no longer available in South Africa, Cue is expected to debut in 2012 in Cadillac’s XTS and ATS sedans and the SRX crossover.
GMSA told Wheels24: "There is no current plan for the CUE (Cadillac User Experience) system to be applied to other GM vehicles outside of the Cadillac brand, but that is not to say that further down the track similar functions will not be available within our product line-up here in South Africa. It's exciting technology that GM is working hard to develop."