Cadillac Introducing CarPlay, Android Auto for 2016

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Cadillac is upping its infotainment game for the 2016 model year by adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to select vehicles as well as improving its much-maligned CUE telematics system.

Cadillac Introducing CarPlay, Android Auto for 2016

In-vehicle smartphone connectivity is the trendiest thing in the car business since the automatic transmission was invented and manufacturers are practically required to support Google and Apple technologies if they want to remain competitive with rivals. And that’s exactly what Caddy is doing, but in addition to this the company’s CUE system is also gaining new features, faster performance and more streamlined operation.

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CarPlay is coming to Cadillacs that are equipped with an eight-inch multitouch screen with the exception of their SRX crossover that is being totally redesigned for 2016 and receive the enhancement. The new model is expected to be introduced early next year. Android Auto will follow Apple’s connectivity technology at a later date.

A more powerful computer processor is being added to 2016 Cadillac models to improve the performance of the company’s CUE infotainment system. It should provide faster startup times, better voice recognition and enhanced media playback, among other improvements. Additionally, the navigation system’s control structure has been simplified to make it easier to use.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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