: Future of ATS & CUE!



BXSteph419
05-26-13, 02:57 AM
Hey guys just read some exciting news on Engadget about Cue getting an extreme update with APPS (FINALLY!) All powered under AT&T & On Star. Now in the video it does say they are planning to release it by 2014, so what I would like to know is will current ATS's be able to upgrade to this new system. I've been holding off on the ATS waiting to see if Cadillac releases all these awesome apps just as other Car makers have and debating on an ATS for a while since no major CUE update has really come along, but this will definitely push me forward I see an improvement like this! What do you guys think about the new system. I've included a link below with the site and video. Enjoy!

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/22/gm-and-atandt-demo-lte-enabled-onstar-connected-vehicle-hands-on/#continued

rustybear3
05-26-13, 10:18 AM
I would assume it does (upgradeable) since they are using a 2013 to demonstrate on. That's the whole point of the CUE system....upgrades; don't believe this is anything more than a software upgrade (no additional hardware) with the system working through Onstar.

Hoosier Daddy
05-26-13, 11:29 AM
All the 2014 ATS CUE variations have new RPOs. Lets hope it isn't for extra/better hardware needed for the new software.

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I would assume it does (upgradeable) since they are using a 2013 to demonstrate on.
FYI The video says this will be available for 2015 model year models in calendar year 2014. So its been jammed into some pre-2015 model for the demo but I'm not sure why you say its a 2013. I don't see that mentioned in the article or video and the steering wheel in the top picture looks like it has a thicker ring which is one of a very few visual differences for 2014.

roadpie4u
05-26-13, 03:02 PM
The CUE RPO codes are irrelevant - what matters is the actual CUE module installed in the car - and from what I've heard the modules we have (which some initial cars were upgraded to when the first CUE patch hit) includes some "currently unused and future-proof hardware".

The App Store will be coming with the next big CUE update from what I've been told. Past that I don't know.

GTPprix
05-26-13, 03:18 PM
None of the AT&T lte hardware is in the car. The HMI module is very flexible and there is framework for apps in the current cue release as well.

Yplus
05-29-13, 01:15 PM
They better allow 2013 cars to have this. They talked so much about how the hardware was more advanced then they needed to "future-proof" it. I need a simple app: calculate the optimum fill up strategy along my (long) route so I pay the least money as possible for gas. Like "Gas Buddy" meets "Navigation" meets "Driving Range".

pissedoffwookiee
05-29-13, 02:26 PM
that's a good idea, i think another would be a software radar detector, using the cars sensors to buzz the safety alert seat when it detects cops, and use our phone internet to download speed traps and again alert using the seat