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Cadillac XTS lets you decide where the gauges go on your dash

By / 12.12.12

The LCD dashboard is not generally something many are fans of, because while digital precision is nice, to be honest they’re distracting, and going 65 miles per hour in a steel box is not a good situation to be distracting in. That said, Cadillac has finally justified their existence with the XTS: Now you can finally configure what gauges are where.

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It sounds like a minor thing, but find somebody who’s, say, five two or five three and ask them what it’s like to squint through the wheel to look at the speedometer.

Granted, the system isn’t fully customizable; instead you’ll choose from one of four layouts, ranging from a “Simple” layout that tells you speed, fuel level, and what’s on the radio to a “Performance” display that tells you everything you want to know. But among those layouts are, for example, a small mini-map navigation window built right into the dash, so you can just glance down instead of over at some monstrosity suction-cupped to the window, and radio info built right into the speedometer.

OK, so $45,000 is a lot to pay for a car just to play with dials, but in ten years, these will be everywhere. And that’ll be a good thing.

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About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.

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