US FCA Vehicles Advance With 4G LTE Network Capability for Connected Services

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    FCA US vehicles in-vehicle technology moves forward with the debut of 4G LTE network connectivity in the all-new 4th gen Uconnect 8.4 and 8.4 NAV systems.

    4G LTE network capability for connected services will begin with model year 2017 Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and Chrysler 300 vehicles equipped with the 4th gen Uconnect 8.4 or 8.4 NAV system. This enhancement will provide U.S. customers with expanded and more reliable network coverage, increased in-vehicle application responsiveness, plus faster network speeds for the connected services that Uconnect has to offer.

    The enhancement of 4G LTE network capability builds upon the existing portfolio of award-winning Uconnect systems and built-in vehicle services. FCA first introduced Uconnect Access connected services in 2012, now with 4G LTE those same great connected services will be faster than ever.

    Apple CarPlay on the UConnect 8.4 system

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    Uconnect, FCA’s in-vehicle connectivity system(s), was launched in 2003. It was designed to keep consumers connected, entertained and focused on the road.

    Each FCA vehicle comes equipped with a Uconnect system that provides drivers with a range of available communication, navigation, entertainment features and connected services, including:
    • Handsfree calling or texting solutions
    • AM, FM, HD radio or Sat radio, BT streaming, CD Player, USB and AUX Port
    • Navi options with easy access to POIs, well-designed maps by Garmin, and turn-by-turn directions
    • smartphone integrations
    Apple CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. Drivers are able to place calls, listen to music, send and receive messages, obtain directions optimized for traffic conditions, and access third party audio apps on your iPhone, all while staying focused on the road. CarPlay features Siri Voice control in addition to being accessible from the car’s touchscreen.

    Android Auto: Targeted for Android phones, Android Auto shares information while driving and makes it easy to access the best of Google. The system features Google Maps with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, and lane guidance; on-demand access to 30 million songs with Google Play Music; the ability to place phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping your hands on the wheel; and ask Google search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen.

    New Jeep Off-road Pages

    The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen now includes Off-road Pages, allowing the driver to keep an eye on every aspect of their vehicle’s off-road capability and performance.

    Drivers will be able to visually display vehicle information, including:
    • Drivetrain: Displays current steering angle, transfer-case position and rear differential lock (if properly equipped)
    • Suspension: This information display shows the wheel articulation for front and rear wheels and air suspension mode showcasing the current air suspension height of the vehicle (if properly equipped)
    • Accessory gauges: Drivers are able to monitor the basic essentials, including coolant temperature, oil temperature, transmission temperature, battery voltage and oil pressure readings.
    • Selec-Terrain: Auto mode, sand mode, mud mode, snow mode and rock mode can be viewed when Selec-Terrain is selected
    A real-time service of the 4G LTE system feature includes a monthly vehicle health report, vehicle health alert, a smartphone app that enables owners to remotely lock, unlock or start their vehicle, locate their vehicle and more; 9-1-1 call and Assist Buttons on the rearview mirror that will connect vehicle owners to help at the push of a button.

    Vehicle owners can access and control their Uconnect system’s features and services by using voice recognition technology, steering wheel controls, touchscreens or traditional knobs and buttons.
     

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