Cadillac steps ahead with carplay, Android Auto in 2016 mod



AUTOMOBILE giant, Cadillac has said that its 2016 products will feature enhanced connectivity and control, including the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

By 2020, experts said nearly 31 million vehicles could feature Apple’s CarPlay, and another 37 million could have Android Auto, as the growth rate is expected would trace the rise of Bluetooth and auxiliary-cord inputs that have been seen over the last 10 years.

The applications are predominant new systems for in-car phone integration.

Cadillac said on its official website that the additions are part of a broader enhancement of Cadillac’s user experience, with new features and a faster, streamlined operation.

“Apple CarPlay will debut in 2016 Cadillac models featuring CUE’s 8-in multi-touch screen except the SRX Crossover, a model that will move to an all-new generation in early 2016”, a statement from the organisation said.

The organisation’s Executive Chief Engineer David Leone, said: “Cadillac’s product transformation includes continuing upgrades to connectivity and in-car technology. In 2015 Cadillac became the first luxury brand to feature broad use of wireless charging and 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, and now in 2016 we’re moving quickly to enhance phone integration and overall system performance.”

Cadillac CUE provides owners a smart and simple way to access both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A “Projection” icon will appear on the CUE screen, to enable simpler, easier access to key smartphone functions, including navigation, contacts, hands-free text messaging and select applications supported by Apple or Google.

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