Cadillac takes CUE from technology with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Wi-Fi hotspots

cadillaxtThe Cadillacs XT5 is decked out with the latest connectivity and safety. The CUE system has been upgraded to connect to Android Auto and CarPlay with greater safety features.

The Cadillac CUE takes takes a cue from the smartphone universe with a faster more powerful processor for quick responses and accuracy. The XT5 integrates a wireless charger for smartphones between the front seats. Like all Cadillac models in 2016, XT5 has 4G wireless connectivity, with a Wi-Fi hotspots and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for simpler smartphone integration.

The rear liftgate of the XT5 can be operated without hands, through gesture control beneath the rear bumper.

An optional color reconfigurable Heads-Up Display is available. Cadillac’s signature LED light pipes are standard inside and out, while full LED headlamps are optional. A Surround Vision feature enables a “bird’s eye” view of the perimeter around the car to assist in parking.

Cadillac’s patented new industry-leading Rear Camera Mirror system debuts on the CT6 sedan and the XT5. The system enhances the driver’s rear vision by 300 percent, using a video display applied over the conventional inside rearview mirror. A high-dynamic range camera records wider images behind the car, streams the image to video processing software which “removes” obstacles such as the roof, rear pillars and rear seat passengers, projecting an unobstructed view to a Liquid Crystal Display.

cq5dam.web.1280.1280XT5 features Cadillac’s Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages to aid vision and collision avoidance. These include automatic front and rear braking for low-speed conditions, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, full-speed range Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic Parking Assist.