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Cadillac Boss Criticizes "Extremely Clunky" Apple CarPlay

In recent years, Apple CarPlay has flooded the market and for many, it is hugely convenient and a serious time saver. However, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen isn’t a big fan of the system.

Speaking to Yahoo Finance at the Detroit Auto Show, de Nysschen said that Apple CarPlay doesn’t operate as smoothly as he’d like.

“There are a lot of things about this product I like, and other things that drive me absolutely nuts," said de Nysschen.

"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,” he added.

Furthermore, the executive complained about the slow transitioning of apps when using Apple CarPlay. For example, he said that if a Cadillac driver is listening to satellite radio and then switches to Apple maps via voice activation, the connected iPhone can begin playing stored music, rather than Apple CarPlay switching back to satellite radio after a voice command has been completed.

“I don’t know if Apple is doing it deliberately or not, but I’m calling them out,” he said.


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