2019 Cadillac XT4 to Incorporate NFC Tech
The latest flurry of headlines from Cadillac mainly focuses on the 2019 XT4 crossover — and for good reason. It’s a promising new addition to its budding crossover/SUV lineup which includes the dashing XT5 as well as the capacious Escalade.
Not only will the XT4 debut in China before this month is out, but the brand has also confirmed that the model will feature Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. This short-range technology will reduce the time and minimize the hassle involved with pairing your smartphone with the XT4 model’s infotainment system. NFC establishes communication between devices as long as they’re within a 4-centimeter range.
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You might think that NFC eliminates the need for Bluetooth; however, it’s important to note that NFC merely supplements Bluetooth. Bluetooth will function as the primary signal transmitter between the brand’s CUE infotainment system and passenger’s smartphones. NFC will help the devices sense each other more quickly without the need to enter a passcode on your phone, or select your vehicle from a drop-down screen.
We still don’t know exactly how the smartphone syncing process will look, with the new NFC tech in place. Cadillac has yet to release these enlightening details. But given the brand’s track record for focusing on a streamlined consumer experience, we’re sure that it will reduce the steps passengers must complete to sync their phones with the CUE infotainment system.
Stay tuned for more details about the XT4 model’s exciting new NFC tech. In the meantime, why not familiarize yourself with the differences between the XT4 and XT5, to impress your car enthusiast friends with your new-found knowledge?
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News Source: Cadillac Society