It's called the Cadillac User Experience, or CUE, — and it doesn't just take a step forward, it looks like it might leap-frog the entire luxury infotainment marketplace.
The main interface area for CUE is an 8-inch LCD touch screen, seamlessly — and gorgeously — integrated into the top of the central instrument panel above a motorized fully capacitive faceplate that looks eerily similar to the Vertu Signature cell phone.
We're told that the screen uses proximity sensing, so as your hand approaches the LCD screen, command icons appear as if by magic — icons can be customized and arranged any way you see fit — all by iOS-like drag-and-drop.
Not only is the screen able to sense your hand, but your hand will sense the screen. The buttons on the fully capacitive faceplate pulse when pressed. Yes, that's right — haptic feedback, baby.
The screen's also multi-touch hand gesture-enabled — just like an iPhone or iPad.
But that's not the only screen — there's also a 12.3-inch LCD reconfigurable gauge cluster — just like the one found on the Chevy Volt, only infinitely cooler and darker-looking.
The entire system runs on an ARM 11 3-core processor — offering, as GM says, "3.5 times more processing power than current infotainment systems."