Uconnect | June 26 2015

Five big updates for 2016 Uconnect 8.4

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram 2016 model-year vehicle owners, with a Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen, will be able to take advantage of new features that will help them keep their eyes on the road with one of the most user-focused in-vehicle systems available.

Uconnect’s Aamir Ahmed details the biggest updates in the video above.

Here’s quick look at what will be coming in the following 2016 vehicles:

  • Chrysler 200 and 300;
  • Dodge Challenger, Charger, Durango and Viper;
  • Jeep® Cherokee and Grand Cherokee;
  • Ram 1500, Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab

Do Not Disturb: Drivers who don’t want to be interrupted with phone calls or text messages can choose to turn on the new “Do Not Disturb” and “Reply with Text Message*” feature.

Siri Eyes Free: Via the voice button on the steering wheel and compatible with an Apple iPhone 4s or later, drivers can speak natural language voice commands to send text messages, play music, set reminders, place phone calls and access turn-by-turn directions.

Drag and Drop menu bar: U.S. and Canadian vehicle owners now have the ability to personalize their touchscreen controls to fit their lifestyle and have one-button access to the features and services they value most.

SiriusXM Tune Start: A new SiriusXM feature for U.S. and Canadian customers, Tune Start starts songs from the beginning when passengers and drivers switch between their favorite pre-set satellite radio channels. This feature ensures no one misses a beat of their songs they want to hear.

Vehicle User Guide: Debuting in the 2016 Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and Chrysler 300, the Vehicle User Guide allows drivers to view their owner’s manual via the 8.4-inch touchscreen to use it as a quick reference guide.

In addition, all of the Uconnect 8.4-inch systems available on the vehicles mentioned above have been fine-tuned for 2016 to deliver even better performance. Depending on the system, the improvements include new software and voice recognition algorithms to enhance the system’s performance power, including voice recognition accuracy, calculation of navigation routes, search and playing of songs and applications engagement.

In addition, new noise cancellation software will help increase the quality and clarity of hands-free phone calls.

 

*The Reply with Text Message feature requires a compatible mobile device enabled with Bluetooth® Message Access Profile (MAP). iPhone and some other smartphones do not currently support Bluetooth® MAP. Visit www.UconnectPhone.com for system and device compatibility.

 

Mike Driehorst

Thanks for stopping by. I lead the corporate social media efforts for FCA US, which means I oversee things like content, community management, outreach, monitoring and most anything else that comes with social media management. Being a lifelong metro Toledo, Ohio, resident, the passion for Jeep® has always been evident.
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Thanks for stopping by. I lead the corporate social media efforts for FCA US, which means I oversee things like content, community management, outreach, monitoring and most anything else that comes with social media management. Being a lifelong metro Toledo, Ohio, resident, the passion for Jeep® has always been evident. Since joining FCA in late 2010, it’s been inspiring to get a first-hand view of that same level of passion for our all of the company’s vehicles, past and present. It’s that kind of true Mopar-or-no-car spirit that reminds me every day that FCA doesn’t simply make cars and trucks, we make vehicles that develop community among its owners. And that’s what I try to portray in the corporate social voice.