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GM to Offer CUE in Cadillac SRX Backseats

Oct 7 2012 10:00PM

Nathan Bomey

Cadillac's new infotainment system is taking a backseat.

The luxury brand's new Cadillac User Experience (CUE) system, already available on the front dash, will now be optional in the rear seats of the 2013 Cadillac SRX. It's the first time GM has offered CUE in the backseats.

General Motors plans to offer two 8-inch screens with Blu-Ray DVD playing capability as an option in the backseats of the Cadillac SRX. Passengers will be able to connect up to 10 devices to CUE simultaneously using Bluetooth.

Back-seat passengers will be able to use the system to arrange music playlists and watch movies.

"With audio playing throughout the vehicle's speakers, the SRX becomes a home-theatre on wheels," GM said in a statement.

The system, which costs $1,595 and is available on the Luxury (with navigation), Performance and Premium versions of the SRX, will also come with a remote control and wireless headphones.

"We actually invited a group of kids to test and interact with the new rear-seat entertainment features," GM human factors engineer Shannon Chiarcos said in a statement. "The data we collected allowed us to go back and make several adjustments to the system, including simplifying the remote control so that kids could use it without the help of an adult."

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Source: (c)2012 the Detroit Free Press

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