Cadillac CUE to offer HD Radio as standard option on XTS sedan

Cadillac is adding HD Radio as standard equipment to its upcoming 2013 XTS model, and will be the first to do so in the U.S. The HD radio will be included as part of Cadillac’s new ‘user experience’ technology called CUE.

“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.

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The HD Radio technology is basically a digital upgrade for your radio, brining both AM and FM stations in analog and digital signals, which are available for about 90 percent of current U.S. listeners, with over 2,100 stations putting out the digital signals.

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Additional stations are also added, including HD2, HD3, and HD4 that air diverse programming and information at no extra cost to the consumer. Over 1,300 of these channels are already being broadcast for HD Radio.

Other features of CUE include Program Service Data, which provides listeners with artists and titles of what they are listening to, and a pause feature that lasts up to 20 minutes. It also provides iTunes Tagging, to keep track of your favorites for later download, navigation, multi-device music indexing, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, voice recognition, OnStar and customizable menus.

By: Alexandra Koken