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Cadillac CUEA Cadillac representative explains the company's revamped instrument panel that takes inspiration from smartphones and tablets.
-Okay, I'll start with center stick. This is an industry first fully capacitive face plate both display and lower controls. We have proximity sensing. So, we're able to manage the information that comes up on the display and you can see on proximity information leaves the screen. It knows when I wanna bring my hand in, more information comes up, so we're able to keep a very clean look to the display but bring out contexture relevant controls as when need too. So, we also have haptic feedback through the system. So, for example, pushing that button, I'm getting a small pause from the screen. I can scroll my finger up and down through here and I'm getting a little paddle the way up or pose as my finger goes up and down through there. I also get the haptic feedback when I use the face plate controls as well. I'm using here the temperature controls with Swype functionality on here for the radio volume. Additionally, what we've been able to do is change all of the hardware, the silver box hood where we pull it the scenes and we've distributed the system throughout the rest of the interior. What we actually have is nearly 2 liters about from storage in the center space. We've got it flat with line. So, if you put phone or a wallet in there, they are not gonna ruffle around to make a lot of noise. We have a bespoke custom made molded rubber mat and we have a USB in there with light surround. You can also get feedback from there when activate that. If I go back to the home screen, we've got some neat customization features, so the home screen can be customized. If I press and hold on this, I'll get in to an edit more and I can move of these features around. I can customize my applications right up through here, so I'll be moving SMS feature out of that and now maybe I wanna add my settings as a short cut. So, I drag that up, reconfigures it and I call it down, and then when I get back to my audio page, you can that I've added settings to my application trade off through there. Also, if I show going into settings, I can manage my favorites. We've got this best right up to 60 different favorites and than can be anything from an AM, FM, XM station to frequently use navigation [unk] or something, so I go to manage my favorites and I can go in through here. I can go in through here and I can rename. I wanna rename or bring up my QWERTY keyboard and I gonna give that to what it originally was, which is XM 151 and I'm done that relabelled my favorite. I press done and exit back, then I get back to my home page. I go to audio and you can see XM 151 on there. I can drop these favorites down. If I wanna cleanup the screen further or I can pull them up and I can see all of my favorites at one time. If I drag this down like this, I can also swipe side to side and you can see with my little page indicator that I've gone from one set of favorites to the next. One of the real things that made a great move on this is the-- we've a big blank canvass. We can make it do what we want it to do. So, we have 4 different layouts. We can choose between. This will be available to the customer in part. You can see here. I'll just change the total layout of my cluster going t a very traditional 3 gauge layout. I can then go in and manage each of these 3 sections through here. On the left-hand side I've drive vehicle information, so I can show my tire pressure or I can show blank page and just have a traditional needle. In through here, I can maybe have my digital speed, and on the right-hand side, I can manage my audio information and I can have turn by turn knob or I can have my phone information and you can see here that I'm able to manage all of my recent hone calls or my phone contact or by keeping my hands on the stirring while my eyes on the road and being able to manage all of that information through the cluster.