Uconnect team introduces all-new features and services for 2016 vehicles

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  1. ResumeSpeed

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    Easy-to-Use Uconnect Systems Deliver an Array of State-of-the art, Innovative and Customizable Features for 2016 Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck Vehicles

    Uconnect team introduces all-new features and services in properly equipped 2016 vehicles: Drag and Drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free, Do Not Disturb, SiriusXM Tune Start and a Vehicle User Guide that can be viewed via the 8.4-inch touchscreen

    - Improved graphics designed to incorporate individual FCA brand themes and characteristics
    - Increased processing power delivers Uconnect systems overall enhanced performance

    June 26, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US vehicles allow customers to stay connected to the information they want and need while remaining focused on the road. Each vehicle comes equipped with a Uconnect system, which can provide drivers with a range of available communication, navigation and entertainment features or connected services.

    For 2016, Uconnect is introducing new features that include the all-new Drag and Drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free, Do Not Disturb, SiriusXM Tune Start and a Vehicle User Guide that can be viewed via the 8.4-inch touchscreen.

    In addition to several all-new innovative and customizable features, Uconnect continues to enhance the Uconnect system’s graphics that are designed to incorporate individual FCA brand themes and characteristics and to visually assist drivers with navigating through the Uconnect system in a more intuitive manner.

    Drag and Drop menu bar: FCA US 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. From SiriusXM Travel Link to heated or cooled seats and Yelp Search, drivers now can simply drag their favorite feature or service icon from the apps menu and move them to their Uconnect system’s main menu bar.

    Siri Eyes Free: Via the voice button on the steering wheel and compatible with an Apple iPhone 4s or later, with Siri Eyes Free, drivers can speak natural language voice commands to send text messages, play music, set reminders, place phone calls and access turn-by-turn directions. Drivers will simply push and hold the voice recognition button on the steering wheel until the Siri screen appears on the 8.4-inch touchscreen and they can hear the audible tones.

    Do Not Disturb: Vehicle owners who prefer not be interrupted with phone calls or text messages while driving can choose to turn on the new “Do Not Disturb” and “Reply with Text Message” feature. Located within the Uconnect system’s phone screen, once enabled with a push of button or via voice command, the Do Not Disturb icon will route all incoming mobile calls to voicemail and suppress text messages. If the vehicle owner chooses to enable the Do Not Disturb feature, they also have the ability to send a default or customized response once a call or text message is received.

    SiriusXM Tune Start: A SiriusXM feature new to FCA US customers starts songs from the beginning when switching between their favorite pre-set satellite radio channels, ensuring that drivers and passengers do not miss a beat of the songs they want to hear.

    The all-new Drag and Drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free, Do Not Disturb and SiriusXM Tune Start features are available in the following 2016 model-year vehicles properly equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen:

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

    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 and to use it as a quick reference guide for vehicle information. The Uconnect and Powertrain portions of the application are dynamic and will only present VIN and vehicle specific information. The content also can be updated over-the-air so the owner information will remain current.

    Enhanced Uconnect System Performance
    Uconnect systems have been fine-tuned for 2016 to deliver even better performance. New software and voice recognition algorithms have been integrated to enhance the system's performance power, including voice recognition accuracy, calculation of navigation routes, search and playing of songs and applications engagement. Integration of a new noise cancellation software helps to increase the quality and clarity of handsfree phone calls.


    -RS
     
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  2. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    RS I'm sure someone will ask this but will they upgrade existing 2015 uconnect owners too? I'd be happy to download and update myself. Thanks for sharing posting on HC FB page
     
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    Cool
     
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    Sooooooo, I guess the first obvious question RS... is if this is a software upgrade for the 2015 models or is it hardware specific?
     
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    I don't believe that the new features will available for prior model year vehicles. I suppose it's *possible* that a couple of the new features might be available in a future update, but Chrysler is not clear on this. It appears that some of the features are hardware-specific (i.e. more processing power).
     
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    Thanks RS!
     
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    If its integrated into the radio unit, would you be able to buy a new radio unit and install it into a '15
     
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    Sounds like more crap that will work right about half the time !
     
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    Damn. It should be pretty easy to at least support siri eyes free through a update for the 2015's. At least fix the damn text to work completely with iphones. Not holding my breath through. :mad:
     
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    Hi RS here is some sort of hope I found on FB from FCA page
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    So even with these new advances, there's still no way to use a 64gb or 128gb SD card instead of a 32gb?
     
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    Someone did say they have a 64gb FAT32 SD card working, i read in the manual the first time to load in a Ipod, USB, SD etc it take like 10min per 1000 songs or something like that the first time, so if you stick it in and nothing happens, don't worry just leave it in a little longer and see if anything pops up ;)
     
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    I think I remember reading the same post. pretty sure he said he formatted it to NTFS and not FAT32.
     
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    Well try either one see what works :) But i do remember the manual says its like 10min per 1000 songs the first time you load it
     

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