Android AutoTM will debut in new Cadillac vehicles in March starting with the all-new 2016 Cadillac CT6 prestige sedan and 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover. Effective immediately, current customers of 2016 model year vehicles with Cadillac CUE can receive a complimentary software update by making an appointment with a local Cadillac dealer – 2016 SRX excluded.
Android Auto is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google, as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify, and podcast players. A full list of supported apps is available at g.co/androidauto
Cadillac CUE provides owners a smart and simple way to access both Android Auto and Apple CarPlayTM. A “Projection” icon on the CUE screen is visible when a phone is not connected, then changes to indicate either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto (whichever is applicable) when a compatible phone is connected via USB. Android Auto requires a phone running the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or higher, while Apple CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or later. The user interfaces themselves are designed and developed by Apple (for Apple CarPlay) and Google (for Android Auto).