Cadillac’s first-ever fully electric crossover, the Lyriq, promises a seamless combination of high-end luxury and revolutionary technology. In order to deliver the best possible user experience behind the wheel, the Lyriq will feature a human-machine interface (HMI) developed using Altia, a high-end GUI editor specially designed for embedded displays.
“Altia enables ultimate creativity through their unique HMI development strategy – supporting extensive configurability of cockpit displays, including the one found in Lyriq,” said Scott Martin, Creative Director of User Interface Design for Cadillac. “Altia provides a straightforward workflow that accommodates a wide variety of graphics assets – including real-time 3D. With Altia, we can design distinctive and cohesive displays and get truly innovative products to market quickly.”
Graphics created using Altia’s cutting edge HMI developer will be presented on the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq’s 33-inch LED display, which is capable of producing over a billion colors for the sharpest image possible. The screen handles readouts for the electric crossover’s instrumentation, as well as various onboard controls and infotainment. Additionally, this screen can be divided into three separate sections depending on the user’s preference.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will also feature graphics driven by Unreal Engine, a three-dimensional creation platform designed to deliver photorealistic images. Unreal Engine is commonly used to create immersive experiences in popular video games, such as Fortnite and Gears of War.
The Cadillac Lyriq is the marque’s first fully-electric vehicle. It rides on the all-new BEV3 platform and harnesses a 100 kWh lithium-ion Ultium battery pack and a single rear-mounted Ultium Drive motor. The combination is good for 340 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. Cadillac estimates over 300 miles of driving range from a full charge.
A high-performance variant of the Lyriq with all-wheel-drive is under consideration.
The Cadillac Lyriq will launch as a 2023 model year vehicle in the first quarter of the 2022 calendar year. Reservations for the luxury electric crossover will open in September 2021.
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The Old Fart.
Am I the only one that thinks there is just too much unnecessary technology in today’s cars?
Why is all the mystery behind cars today? Is Cadillac and GM afraid that if people had better information they wouldn’t buy their cars, or is like the video consoles that come out that there’s a mad dash to buy one? I looking to buy a fully electric but is the Lyriq going to meet my needs. With the fires on Bolts is it safe? It seems like nobody is interested in talking much about that. Why does Cadillac not come out and tell what’s standard on the Lyriq, maybe a price point of the add ons? I will just wait. Can Cadillac meet competition? Or will Lyriq be another ELR?
The Old Fart.
Cadillac has been screwing all new models going back to the Cimmarron. Not to forget all the disastrous engines along the way.
The 3.6 V6 engine has been a workhorse for GM…. it performs well and provides good gas mileage on our XT5.
Bolt is completely different tech and why is GM only considering a high performance version? Should already be in the works.
Totally with you. Liking what i see. But the reservation come the 18th of Sept one would think there would be some info on pricing of add on’s
Same old prototype photos….. Come on Cadillac get us some REAL photos !!