Cadillac is well known for its shitty CUE infotainment interface and shitty capacitive dashboard buttons that aren’t actually buttons. Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen recently told a journalist he thinks Apple CarPlay is shitty. Um, that’s not the only problem in your cars’ dashboards, Johan.
The exact words de Nysschen spoke about Apple CarPlay are:
“There are a lot of things about this product I like, and other things that drive me absolutely nuts. It can bring a lot of functionality in the car, but I will also tell you it is extremely clunky. Apple map data is still at the early stage. It was not originally conceived for a vehicle traveling at 75 miles per hour. Like when it says turn left here—at the off ramp you have passed. That kind of stuff will need further work. There should be seamless switching of apps like Pandora or iHeart Radio. It doesn’t always really work that smoothly. I don’t know if Apple is doing it deliberately or not, but I’m calling them out.”
For reference, here is a walkthrough of the latest Cadillac dashboard controls, in a CTS-V.
Most of the interactions with the screen are ok, fine, it works, but the very first thing the lady in the video points out is the shitty capacitive buttons. It’s almost as if you could describe them with the following words:
“There are a lot of things about this product I like, and other things that drive me absolutely nuts. It can bring a lot of functionality in the car, but I will also tell you it is extremely clunky.”
Come on, Johan.