The executive told Yahoo Finance that the “clunky” interface with Cadillac’s native infotainment system “need[s] further work.”
“There are a lot of things about this product I like, and other things that drive me absolutely nuts,” he said.
He pointed to Apple Maps as a main culprit and noted it’s still in early stages to be most useful while driving. “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 explained.
But it’s the lack of seamlessness with the native infotainment that really irks de Nyscchen. In fact, he called out Apple over its design. He gave one example with satellite radio. While the driver listens to the radio, but uses Apple CarPlay voice control to switch to Apple Maps, the system begins to play music from the iPhone, rather than return to satellite radio. de Nysschen alluded that Apple CarPlay takes control of the screen.
“I don’t know if Apple is doing it deliberately or not, but I’m calling them out,” he said.