When Cadillac unveiled its CUE infotainment system back in October, we realized that a Linux-based operating system operated by a touchscreen, in combination with voice, provided a clean slate for countless possibilities. Then, we learned that General Motors was exploring app stores for its various infotainment systems; and slightly thereafter, we reported that General Motors has filed for the trademarks “Chevrolet Appshop” and “Chevrolet App Shop”. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Cadillac is actively working on an app store of its own for CUE.
Whether the app store will actually provide apps for sale from within the vehicle itself or simply integrate with other apps, as is the case with Pandora, Stitcher, and GoGoLink for the MyLink systems found in Chevy vehicles, is unknown at this point. But you can be sure that we’ll keep digging.