In one of the very first press conferences of 2012 International CES OnStar and Cadillac announced a continuation of their efforts toward the connected car, by opening up the OnStar API for developers.
Television tech expert Katie Linendoll introduced it as the first press conference on 2012 CES. Video screens around the stage showed images of home energy data from an electric car charging station, another was an iPhone with OnStar and Cadillac CUE apps, and on the other side of the stage a demo Cadillac front end with cameras trained on the CUE system dashboard.
Jim Vurpillat, the global marketing director for Cadillac said the company takes credit for making the connected vehicle a reality when it first introduced OnStar in vehicles. Cadillac now launched CUE at CTIA to bring the connected experience to the car with an intuitive touch-sensitive vehicle interface. Currently CuE is available in the Cadillac XTS and the brand new Cadillac ATS, unveiled just two hours before the press conference.