GM is offering an in-depth look at the entertainment system offered in the 2013 SRX, including access to its CUE infotainment system for rear-seat passengers.
Back when the refreshed 2013 Cadillac SRX first made its debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the American automaker was very proud of all the new technology it had packed into its crossover model. An entertainment package featuring a Blu-Ray DVD player that extends the SRX’s CUE system to the rear seats is optional. In addition, a “kid-tested gaming-style” remote control was designed and developed for the entertainment package. The remote control allows each of the eight-inch screens in the rear to play its own entertainment.
“We actually invited a group of kids to test and interact with the new rear-seat entertainment features,” said GM human factors engineer Shannon Chiarcos. “The data we collected allowed us to go back and make several adjustments to the system, including simplifying the remote control so that kids could use it without the help of an adult.”
For the first time, not only can up to 10 Bluetooth devices be paired with the vehicle, but users in the rear seat can connect to and manage their own music players and playlists. A special connector cable also allows the passengers to watch movies stored on those media players.
The system lets one user watch a movie while the other plays a video game; or the passengers in the rear can watch different movies at the same time.
In addition, Cadillac is outfitting its SRX with a pair of updated wireless headphones designed to fit more comfortably than its predecessors.
The rear-seat entertainment package is available for $1,595 as an option on Luxury, Performance, and Premium SRX models.
Watch a video on the 2013 Cadillac SRX’s in car electronics below.