Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Uconnect system (the infotainment and connectivity system found in equipped versions of the 2016 Chrysler 200 and 300; Dodge Challenger, Charger, Durango and Viper; Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee; and Ram 1500, HD, and chassis-cab models) will see major updates for the 2016 model year. Better graphics, a drag-and-drop menu bar, faster response times, and Apple’s Siri Eyes Free integration are just some of the exciting updates.
Do not disturb: Users will now have the ability to enable a “Do Not Disturb” function to block incoming calls and text messages. The features allows users to set up a pre-written custom text response, which is automatically sent when a call or text comes through.
Drag-and-drop: Users can personalize Uconnect’s lower menu bar with a new drag-and-drop feature. The feature allows users to move their most-used features and icons to the lower menu bar for easy access.
SiriusXM Tune Start: SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s new Tune Start feature automatically starts songs from the beginning when switching between favorite pre-set satellite radio channels.
Siri Eyes Free: Uconnect allow users with an iPhone 4S or newer to access Siri, Apple’s personal assistant, by pressing a steering wheel button. Siri can search the internet, offer stock market information, provide sports scores, make phone calls, and much more using only voice commands.
Here at Gossett Chrysler Jeep Dodge Fiat, we believe that these worthwhile updates will help to keep drivers connected on the go but still engaged on the road. We look forward to putting the new system to the test as it rolls out in 2016 models later this year and early next!