Cadillac announced its 2016 model year vehicles will include both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And some models will get a 360 degree camera view around the car.
CarPlay will be available this summer on new Cadillacs with 8-inch radios, except the SRX Crossover. Then Android Auto will be phased in “at a later date,” said the company.
Also, Cadillac’s CUE entertainment system is getting a more powerful processor for faster system start-up, voice recognition, navigation searches and media playing. The company says that navigation has been simplified so that it’s easier to enter an address and search for a destination.
Cadillac also redesigned its map views and has added one-touch control for features like muting navigation cues and route cancellation.
Regarding a 360-camera view, the Escalade, CTS and XTS will get the feature which Cadillac calls “Surround Vision.”
CUE also offers 4G LTE WiFi connectivity.
As reported earlier, the 2016 Cadillac CT6 will also offer a next gen Bose audio system that includes 34 speakers and 20 channels of custom equalization and digital signal processing.
General Motors is perhaps the most aggressive car maker in adopting CarPlay and Android Auto. It announced last last month that it will also include CarPlay and Android Auto in fourteen Chevy 2016 car models, representing about 2.4 million cars, or half of Chevy’s sales worldwide. The first Chevy to receive CarPlay is the Cruze as of June 24.