Cadillac to Make HD Radio Standard in CUE
Dec 7, 2011 10:32 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB
Detroit - Dec 6, 2011 - Cadillac will become the first U.S. manufacturer to offer HD Radio as standard equipment. HD Radio will debut on the XTS as a standard feature of Cadillac's recently announced CUE(Cadillac User Experience) system, arriving at dealerships in the spring of2012.
CUE's audio functions also include standard AM/FM radio, integrated iPod/MP3/smartphone media player connectivity, multi-device music indexing, SiriusXM satellite radio, and applications such as Pandora.
With this announcement, HD Radio is or will be available as a factory installed feature from 23 automotive brands including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini USA, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Since the introduction of the USB stick in the summer of 2011, more than 50,000 units have sold throughout Germany....
The unit records broadcasts to an SD card....