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UConnect system video

This video is a brief overview of the new UConnect system. UConnect is a great feature for road trips and parents on the go.

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Chrysler Group LLC Launches New Uconnect® Website

New Chrysler Uconnect website designed as a simple and easy guide through Chrysler Group’s Uconnect® technologies

January 6, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC has launched a new website designed to provide information and instructions on the latest in Uconnect® technologies available in Chrysler Group vehicles.

Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and SRT® consumers can visit Chrysler Uconnect to understand how to use and operate the many features, and connect their personal communication and media devices to their vehicle’s electronic systems.

“Chrysler Group has a variety of technologies available that help consumers stay connected while driving our vehicles in a safe manner so they can keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road,” said Marios Zenios, Head of Uconnect Systems and Services, Chrysler Group LLC. “The objective behind the new site is to educate our customers on the available technology solutions and improve their overall driving-experience with our Uconnect features in a manner that is easy-to-understand and informative.”

The Chrysler Group’s Uconnect system offers an array of easy-to-use features to help drivers stay connected, informed and focused on driving, that include:


Learn about available premium audio systems from Beats™ by Dr. Dre™, Alpine and Harman Kardon
Connect compatible media devices and play a favorite music list
Rear-seat entertainment – With single-and dual-screen options, entertain passengers with access to individual movies, music and video games


Phone pairing – Easy instructions on how to pair a Bluetooth-enabled phone to a Chrysler Group vehicle

Voice Command

Voice command recognition – Make calls and change radio stations by voice commands
Hands-free calling – Make calls, listen and respond to text messages hands-free


Intuitive and responsive touchscreen and steering wheel controls – Easily adjust seat or cabin temperature, select a new music station or make a call without taking their eyes from the road


Available Wi-Fi - Anything that can be done on the Web can now be done in the car. Passengers can post photos, e-mail or watch an online video


SiriusXM Traffic works with the vehicle's navigation system to display real-time traffic speed and flow information along with accident to assist drivers in routing around congested areas
With SiriusXM Travel Link, keep track of current and forecasted weather, check local fuel prices, sports scores and movie listings
Find a restaurant, airport, museum or department store and get directions with points of interest in that area

SiriusXM Radio

Tag favorite songs with SiriusXM song tagging
Browse other channels by song or artist while listening to another channel
Pause and replay up to 30 minutes of programming from any music channel using instant replay
Set alerts to know when a favorite song or artist is playing on another channel
Use parental controls to easily lock and and unlock channels

Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Uconnect at Upcoming Shows
Attendees to the Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas, Jan. 10-13, and the North American International Auto Show, held in Detroit, Jan. 14-22, can test all of the Chrysler Group easy-to-use Uconnect technology when they visit Chrysler Group exhibits.

Product specialists will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate new features of the Uconnect system and the variety of technologies available in Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles.

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Chrysler Group LLC is emerging a leader in touch screens by letting Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. jump ahead and stumble.


Blunders with the systems, which handle tasks from entertaining with Pandora Internet radio to reading text messages and mapping out directions, have dragged on Ford’s (F) showings in surveys by Consumer Reports and J.D. Power & Associates. The No. 2 U.S. automaker said last month that it expects to fall short with quality metrics for a second straight year. GM’s system for its Cadillac brand has drawn negative comparisons with Ford’s in early reviews by Consumer Reports.

While its rivals plunged ahead with advanced controls and abandoned trusty knobs and buttons, Chrysler has moved more slowly with its simpler Uconnect system. In-car technology is gaining extra weight as industrywide quality of powertrains, design and interiors gets closer to parity.

“We’ve definitely seen a shift in terms of what breaks,” Jake Fisher, the director of Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center, said in an interview at Bloomberg’s Detroit bureau. He picked up his iPhone from a conference room table: “Now, it’s this as opposed to transmissions and engines.”

Consumer Reports, regarded as credible because it forgoes advertising and buys the cars it tests, published an Aug. 22 post on its website: “Why the MyFord Touch control system stinks.” Plagued by issues with its electronics, Ford’s namesake brand fell seven spots to second-to-last place in the magazine’s auto-reliability survey announced last month. Its luxury nameplate Lincoln plunged 12 spots, the biggest drop.
‘Growing Pains’

“We want to be a leader in technology, and so we’re having a few growing pains,” Bill Ford, the chairman of Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford, told reporters Nov. 19 in Detroit. “Our customers are telling us it’s absolutely the right way to go.”
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