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.
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