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    Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

    The CUE with HD radio will come out in the XTS first and then the SRX & ATS to follow.
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    Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard
    2011-12-05

    DETROIT – Starting with the new XTS luxury sedan in spring of 2012, Cadillac will become the first U.S. manufacturer to offer HD Radio™ as standard equipment. HD Radio technology will be one of the many new features embedded within CUE, Cadillac’s upcoming user experience for in-vehicle connectivity.

    HD Radio technology is a digital broadcasting format for AM and FM stations in the United States with more than 2,100 stations now broadcasting the digital signals alongside their traditional analog signals. Currently, HD Radio broadcasts are available to approximately 90 percent of the U.S. listening audience.

    Among the main benefits of HD Radio Technology is digital sound quality on both FM and AM stations. The technology also offers provides consumers with additional channels known as HD2, HD3 and HD4s with broadcasters offering additional, diverse programming and information, all free to the consumer without a paid subscription.

    More than 1,300 digital HD2, HD3, and HD4 channels across the country are broadcasting programming, which can be heard with an HD Radio receiver.

    HD Radio Technology also transmits show Program Service Data – such as song titles and artist information – that display on the CUE audio screen. It can be paused up to 20 minutes, allowing users to resume the program – similar to a DVD – if they interrupt a program while driving.

    In the Cadillac CUE system, HD Radio users will have the added feature of iTunes® Tagging, which allows listeners to tag their favorite songs for later preview and purchase on iTunes.

    HD Radio Technology is an excellent addition to CUE, the groundbreaking user experience for connectivity and control which will debut in the new XTS luxury sedan in spring 2012,” said Cadillac Product Director Hampden Tener.

    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.

    Among the additional CUE features are built-in turn-by-turn navigation, natural speech recognition, hands-free calling, multiple device Bluetooth synchronization – all controlled by a vibrant icon-based touch screen that features haptic feedback, user-customizable menus and a concealed storage tray for cell phones and other devices.

    Jeff Jury, chief operating officer of HD Radio developer, iBiquity Digital said: “We are very pleased to be part of CUE, Cadillac’s innovative user experience platform. Including HD Radio Technology as a standard feature highlights Cadillac’s commitment to bringing the latest digital entertainment technologies to their customers.”

    OnStar controls are also accessible through the CUE touch screen.

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    About HD Radio – iBiquity Digital Corporation
    iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio™ Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new and unique FM content via HD2/HD3 channels, crystal-clear sound and data services on both the AM and FM bands – all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Basking Ridge, NJ. For more information, please visit http://www.hdradio.com and http://www.ibiquity.com.

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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

    HD Radio eh. Well, if i ever give up Satellite and my IPod, and my HDD, i might listen to good old Terrestrial radio... lol
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    I listen to a couple terrestrial HD stations that also send out an Internet feed.

    Professional programmers can create a pleasant mix when given the opportunity, and with the reduced commercial load of the HD channel they sound very nice.

    Check out WDRV's Deep Tracks stream which I believe is their HD 2 offering.

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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

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    The CUE with HD radio will come out in the XTS first and then the SRX & ATS to follow.
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    DETROIT – Starting with the new XTS luxury sedan in spring of 2012, Cadillac will become the first U.S. manufacturer to offer HD Radio™ as standard equipment. HD Radio technology will be one of the many new features embedded within CUE, Cadillac’s upcoming user experience for in-vehicle connectivity.
    Ford has offered HD radio as standard with the Sync/Nav since the 2011 model year. Doesn't anyone at GM substantiate these claims???

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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

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    Ford has offered HD radio as standard with the Sync/Nav since the 2011 model year. Doesn't anyone at GM substantiate these claims???
    I believe you are referring to Ford's HD which is offered as an optional Sync/NAV package? If I am correct then the HD does not come as a standard equipment thus you would have to pay extra for that up level option.

    I believe Cadillac is stating that they are the first to offer HD as "standard" equipment and not in an optional package.

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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

    While I'm not familiar with their full line up, I know that the electronics package in the Mustang (touchscreen nav/ATC/etc) includes HD radio as part of that package since '11. I know because mine was a '10 and I was bummed. Much like only the CUE equipped vehicles will get it, at least initially.

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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

    So if GM claims HD Radio will be standard and part of CUE, doesn't that mean CUE must be standard on the XTS?

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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

    I thought CUE was the new operating system as a vehicle interface?
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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

    HD radio was an option for Sync ... Ford does not have a vehicle that comes standard with HD radio

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    CUE is the new infotainment system and all XTS vehicles will have it - all CUE systems will have HD radio ... therefore HD radio is standard equipment on the XTS
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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

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    CUE is the new infotainment system and all XTS vehicles will have it - all CUE systems will have HD radio ... therefore HD radio is standard equipment on the XTS
    Good to know, thanks. I wasn't sure if CUE would be standard or optional on the XTS.

    Let's see if it will be standard on the 2013 SRX as well..

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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

    Probably optional on the SRX and ATS ... definitely will be available ... but probably not standard (but who knows... anything's possible i guess)
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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

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    Probably optional on the SRX and ATS ... definitely will be available ... but probably not standard (but who knows... anything's possible i guess)
    Would be great if the CUE on the SRX would feature a Head Up Display as well. I also think it's time to offer a radar-based cruise-control as well. Based on the images I've seen, there is def. a button on the new steering-wheel for that feature.

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    cadillac has had Adaptive Cruise Control as an option on DTS and STS ... it will be an option it on the XTS ... look for it on other models as well
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    HD radio is teh awesome. It should be added to all radios.

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    Re: Cadillac CUE First to Offer HD Radio™ Standard

    HD Radio has much less listenable range than your normal FM coverage. (Unless you are in an urban asrea, it's useless..certainly not for long trips.) On AM, it's even worse. It's a "sham" gmimmick being promoted by a company called iBiquity who makes the technology broadcasters have to pay to transmit it and very few stations even offer HD. Most broadcast engineers will tell you it's a flawed technology and likely won't be around in a few years. Best to buy the car based on the vehicle itself. It's not a radio on four wheels, after all!

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