The all-new Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover is stuffed with cutting-edge technology, including in the cabin, where passengers will enjoy sharp digital graphics powered by Altia human-machine interface (HMI) development solutions.
“Altia enables ultimate creativity through their unique HMI development strategy – supporting extensive configurability of cockpit displays, including the one found in Lyriq,” said Creative Director, GM User Interface Design, Scott Martin. “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.”
Altia’s HMI development software help design the interfaces of more than 100 million vehicles around the world, and now, it will be used for the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq as well. Inside the cabin, the Lyriq features a large 33-inch LED display, which provides readouts for the instrumentation and infotainment, as well as various onboard controls. The display can produce over a billion colors, and can be divided into three unique areas for content coordination and other specialized purposes.
The Cadillac Lyriq will also utilize the Unreal Engine for some of the infotainment visualization features. The latest version, Unreal Engine 4, is used for popular video games like Fortnite, while the fifth-generation software is expected to arrive later this year.
The all-new Cadillac Lyriq is slated to go on sale in the first quarter of 2022, nine months ahead of schedule, as GM Authority covered previously. The new battery-driven luxury crossover will roll off the line at GM’s Spring Hill Plant production facility in Tennessee. Pricing starts at $59,990 for the U.S. market, with reservations opening in September of this year.