Our cars getting smarter with all that advanced lane departure and backup camera business, but we could always get even smarter with some techie companies that we already know. The 2016 model year could be the year that these connected vehicles finally hit the mainstream as Cadillac has announced that the majority of its 2016 lineup will come with the option for Apple CarPlay.

Apple’s in-car infotainment system will be a part of Cadillac’s effort to improve its Cadillac User Experience (CUE). This is on top of existing features lijke integrated wireless charging and 4G LTE connectivity. Apple CarPlay will make its debut in all 2016 Cadillac vehicles that have the 8-inch multi-touch screen with the noted exception of the SRX Crossover, which will be getting a new generation early next year.

Via that touchscreen (and with a compatible iPhone connected to the car via USB), users will be able to pop up some navigation, control the music, enjoy hands-free text messaging and more. You will need to have at least an iPhone 5 and be running at least iOS 7.1.

If you’re not into the iUniverse and you’re not the Apple type, you don’t have to turn to Hyundai if you want some Android Auto action too. Cadillac plans on rolling Google’s in-car integration system some time during 2016 production, but a date has not yet been announced.

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