Many car manufacturers had committed to supporting Android Auto and CarPlay, the in-car OS experiences from Google and Apple, though only a few of them had ever really confirmed in which vehicles support will be provided. Announcements do appear to be picking up as only today GM confirmed that the 2016 Cadillac models are going to support both Android Auto and CarPlay across the line.
This announcement has been made soon after an upgrade was revealed for Cue which is Cadillac’s own connected platform for vehicles. The upgrade brings a faster processor to address some of the performance issues plaguing the system.
Support for CarPlay is coming first in all 2016 Cadillac models with Cue’s 8 inch display at launch. The existing SRX crossover will be left out though since a new redesign is coming early next year. Support for Android Auto will arrive a bit later.
Cadillac did say that folks will be able to bring their 2016 cars into a dealership for an upgrade which will add support for Android Auto once it arrives.
A similar announcement was recently made by Chevrolet which will also support CarPlay first and then add Android Auto later, it’s Cadillac’s sister brand, which is why it’s not surprising to see Cadillac go down the same road.