For 2017 UConnect updates include a faster startup time and enhanced processing power, a new 8.4-inch touchscreen that offers multi-touch gestures. Drivers can use gestures that include pinching and zooming to make an image bigger or smaller, along with taping and swiping. The next generation system offers higher resolution and sharper graphics.
UCoonect in 2017 model year vehicles gives drivers the choice between Apple CarPlay or Android Auto features. The best feature of both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are that when the smartphones are upgraded, they car doesn’t have to updated either system will have the new features.
For example swhen CarPlay is updated with iOS 10 in a few weeks it will include the map updates with predictive mapping, traffic, turn-by-turn directions in the dash, parking place memorization, customization, more Siri integration and home kit.
CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them in 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.
Read CarPlay Tips and Tricks.
Android Auto 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, You can ask Google search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen.
Read Android Auto Tips and Tricks
Uconnect debuts the fourth-generation system in the 2017 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, available beginning the fourth quarter of 2016.
Uconnect Marketing Manager Mike Novak demonstrates what’s new for the next generation of Uconnect 8.4.