Epic Games Unreal Engine Will Power Cadillac Lyriq Infotainment Graphics19
The upcoming Cadillac Lyriq all-electric crossover is replete with advanced technology and features. To help put all that digital power into the hands of customers, the Lyriq will feature infotainment graphics powered by Unreal Engine software, developed by Epic Games.
Epic Games created the first iteration of the Unreal Engine in the late ‘90s for the classic first-person shooter Unreal, and developed several next-generation versions of the software in the years since. The latest version, Unreal Engine 4, is used to underpin popular video games like Fortnite, with fifth-generation software expected to arrive later this year.
Now, however, the software will be used to power the infotainment visualization features in the new fully electric Cadillac Lyriq crossover, “[bringing] display information to life in engaging 3D perspective,” according to the Advanced Lead Creative Designer at Cadillac, Candice Willett.
“That layering of technology continues into the dual-plane augmented reality heads-up display that incorporates navigation directly into your field of view, and combined with our next-generation Super Cruise driver assistant technology, helps provide confidence and control,” Willett explains.
The incorporation of the Unreal Engine in the Cadillac Lyriq infotainment spec was announced in a video titled “Inflection Point: Putting Everybody in an EV,” which is available on the GM Exhibit Zero website.
The Cadillac Lyriq is the luxury marque’s very-first all-electric vehicle, preceding several new Cadillac EVs scheduled to arrive by 2025. Under the skin, the Lyriq will ride on the BEV3 platform, and will feature GM’s Ultium battery technology for the juice.
The Cadillac Lyriq is set to go on sale in Q1 of 2022, nine months ahead of schedule. Production will take place at the GM Spring Hill Plant in Tennessee.
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Couldn’t imagine owning this thing off warranty. Obviously rich people will buy this new and dump it once the warranty is up, but some poor sob is gonna own this second hand.
Dumb liberals will buy em up.
I don’t care who buys it.
I guess we will see how the longevity is.
If like the Prius, it will just go, and go, and go, and go, and go !
So I have heard from some Prius owners, I will never own one but no different than me never owning a BOLT !
Cant GM just make a decent looking EV sedan or SUV like the new Trail Blazer in EV form .
However if you guys would read REAL comments from OWNERS of EV vehicles, you will soon find that they FAR outlast an ICE vehicle as far as cost per mile !
Just like our F3deral dollar, you guys are for [email protected] m farming, [email protected] m p0lice, [email protected] m fire department, [email protected] m oil subsidies, [email protected] m Ethanol subsidies, yet when the true COST PER MILE is PROVEN LOWER , you guys are like h3ll NO !
I would like my former G0P tax dollar to go to progressively PROVEN BETTER TECHNOLOGY !!!!!
Spending money on BETTER EVERYTHING is what the G0P used to DO !!
P0lice have the BETTER armor, BETTER guns, BETTER trucks !
Fire departments have BETTER trucks !
OUR [email protected] m [email protected] has BETTER planed, BETTER ships BETTER ETC !!
What again is the ALL NEW Tr^mp god/king G0P party stand for ?
Horse riding with spears ?
Burning trees for heat ?
K1lling rabbits for food ?
O thats right, you are the diesel power truck generation of what party ? !
I think I heard your mom yelling your hot pockets are done from upstairs !
Do you feel better now?
The Lyriq looks amazing. Wonder how close the Production Model will look like.
Cadillac is Back and I have been saying the Shift to EV’s will be the reason people come back in Droves to Cadillac. Great job GM.
No disrespect to Momolos, but i have owned 2 Cadillacs and both looked and drove great, but had terrible electrical build quality. This Lyriq is beautiful and i fully embrace ev, but Cadillacs track record on tech and electrical quality isn’t great. Might be to late for “droves” to come back, but i hope they do.
The new Cadillacs are using the new electrical architecture introduced in the CT5 and it’s also in other GM cars like the C8 Corvette and it’s been working wonders.
I know many people that I have been begging to even go take a Cadillac for a test Drive and would laugh at me that cannot wait for the Lyriq. I am telling you that this is the right direction for Cadillac going Forward. They better however not water it down for Production.
But like I said a while ago, too bad GM was sooooooo stupidly shortsighted and left Europe. EV’s are RED HOT over there as well as in China. GM always jumping Ship too early and I hope it doesn’t happen again with the monumental Shift to EV’s that are taking place across the entire World.
GM still has Cadillac in the EU, I bet they will be bringing their EVs over there ASAP.
Agree with Momo. I hope they wont 5uck it up with the cheap old plastic buttons and gear shifter from Xt whatever like they did in Escalade.
I’m torn on the front, but the rear of the car is rather…..shall we say ‘unique’? I hope EVs will soon become mainstream and look normal.
It looks ten thousandfold advanced than the trash Mercedes recently announced.
That’s a horrible idea. They should really just make their own so they have complete control and not to mention that Epic Games keeps on getting themselves into lawsuits because they’re full of idiots. They need to work either with Qualcomm which has great experience and recently bought a company full of people who made the Apple chips or with themselves if they want the best results. But Epic Games is unstable and therefore can be a danger to GM and possibly bring down GM with them if they choose to rely to heavily on Epic Games.
Epic Games makes the Unreal engine and that has been used for countless games in the market with no issues.
Also Epic Games is not the recipient of lawsuits they are the origin of them.
I may not like Epic that much but their products are solid.
Qualcomm could be argued to be worse when it comes to intellectual property lawsuits.
The difference is Epic games chooses those lawsuits which are usually because they can’t follow rules and they don’t choose small companies either. They’re choosing to frick with Apple, Google, Amazon, etc. I’m just saying that it’s best if GM retains complete control over their products. I mean somehow in the newish Tesla model S and X they managed to do everything independently and got more power than a PS5. Teslas a lot smaller than GM so why can’t GM completely make their own technology?
Once Full Autonomy becomes a reality, just remember what I said….Tesla will make insane amount of pure never ending Profits from all the Software they will be selling. That will include Games, movies, other forms of entrainment, and work related software like Zoom and such. GM would be very smart to follow and other Automakers as well. The Future is changing rapidly. Legacy Auto Makers have to now start thinking like a rolling Apple/Google rather than the way they were doing Business for the last 100 years. Tesla was first to the Game and hence why they are so far ahead. I think Barra and the team are doing a pretty good job shifting the so called Titanic. Second place (not in sales) is now a huge race between the VW Group and our beloved GM. Hat ego say it but Tesla has already solidified the so called Apple spot of the Industry. I think GM can leap The VW Group in these next 10 years.
just like that tiny d1cked C8.R keeps saying, he thinks GM wants to become a tech company.
This move is just because of that, gm does not even know what that means, a tech company !
You see the true tech companies are in constant change, and the fastest wins, plain and simple !
gm is a two to five year behind company, there is NO WAY gm is to become a tech company.
The likes of Apple and Amazon, and Tesla, and Microsoft, are just leaps ahead !
Look how many satellites is Elon putting up there every month ?
Him and the J3ws with their space lasers !!! Ha, HA, HA !
No but really, he will if not already, be able to control all of everything he makes with those !
When he shoots people up in space, he himself with his people will be doing it !!
Not a partnership with Honda, or Nikola, or Ford, or Epic, or , Apple, or Google, HE HIMSELF !!
All he askes is to get the h3ll out of his way and he will show you how !!
Remember, folks !!!
It was Elon with his OPEN PATENT that allowed the great gm to even begin the trip with the batteries gm will offer !!
Here is another space laser theory, Tesla just open patented those batteries so the likes of gm would go there, Tesla already has moved on to the bigger and getter tech,
Ill let you in on a secrete, its not even close to these batteries !!!!
O what fun we are about to have when the USA releases the American mind, by giving the people with minds the money !!
Instead of the old white wealthy man who is worried about space lasers and not spending any money !!!