Cadillac’s much-maligned CUE infotainment system will get a big upgrade soon when it gains Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. All 2016 Cadillac models will offer Apple CarPlay, except for the SRX crossover which will be redesigned early next year. Android Auto will be phased in later on in the model year.
Apple CarPlay will be available in all 2016 Cadillac models equipped with the eight-inch CUE touch-screen system starting this summer. Like in other CarPlay-equipped vehicles, the system essentially mirrors the iPhone’s screen onto the car’s infotainment display, with large app icons for phone, music, and navigation functions along with other user apps. It requires the phone to be connected by USB, and is compatible with an iPhone 5 or higher. Android Auto works similarly, but for smartphones with the Android Lollipop operating software.