Cadillac’s new, user experience intuitive in-vehicle connectivity and control system, CUE received a Popular Mechanics Top Gadgets of CES 2012: Editors’ Choice Award at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Cadillac was the only automaker selected to the magazine’s list of top gadgets.
Each year at CES, the editors of Popular Mechanics select their top picks based on the level of innovation, potential industry impact and overall appeal.
“After seeing an earlier demonstration of the system at the Los Angeles Auto Show, I knew it would be a strong candidate for an award at CEs,” said Andrew Del-Colle, assistant editor, Popular Mechanics.
CUE features the first automotive use of capacitive touch – the use of electrodes to sense the conductive properties of objects, such as a finger. It is a technology used by many of today’s most popular handheld mobile devices.
CUE will debut in the 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan available in late spring here in the U.S. CUE will also be featured in the 2013 ATS Sport Sedan launching this summer.