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Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep to Offer CarPlay in Select Vehicles This Year

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ahead of CES today announced the fourth-generation of its Uconnect infotainment automobile system, which will bring Apple CarPlay support to select cars manufactured by the company in 2016. The Uconnect system uses an 8.4-inch touch screen for users to interface with various Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models and control music, navigation, and phone calls.

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CarPlay will allow FCA customers the ability to sync an iPhone to their vehicle and gain access to their music library, contacts list, navigation settings, and text messages all from the existing Uconnect touch screen. Besides CarPlay support, the 2016 update to UConnect will bring along a capacitive touchscreen, speedier startup times, enhanced processing power, heightened UI response, and better resolution and brightness.

In addition to Apple CarPlay, the fourth-generation UConnect system will support Android Auto for non-iOS users. With today's announcement, FCA joins a host of car manufacturers that are introducing CarPlay support in some of their latest 2016 models, including Chevrolet, Honda, and Ford.

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Tags: CES 2016, FCA


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21 weeks ago
Really wish they would offer a software upgrade for the current gen Uconnect. It's got more than enough oomph to run CarPlay.
Rating: 8 Votes
21 weeks ago

Dear Toyota/Lexus,

I'd like to be your customer on one condition: carplay.

sincerely,

your future customer


Dear Toyota, you lost a $60k sale to Volvo for not revealing any plans to include CarPlay.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 weeks ago
Dear Toyota/Lexus,

I'd like to be your customer on one condition: carplay.

sincerely,

your future customer
Rating: 3 Votes
21 weeks ago
My 2012 Chrysler's CD player automatically forces a 2-second gap between tracks on CDs that have no gap between tracks. I listen to a lot of live music so this is completely unacceptable. I called the customer service and the lady told me the CD "had too much data on it"...the hell are these fools talking about?

I'd take CarPlay if I could get rid of Chrysler's absolutely deplorable entertainment center.
Rating: 2 Votes
21 weeks ago

When is Mercedes supposed to support CarPlay? They demoed it almost 2 years ago...


2016: http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/11/mercedes-benz-2016-carplay-vehicles-usa/
Rating: 2 Votes
21 weeks ago

So they aren't going to update my 2014 Grand Cherokee with this? It's more than just a software flash?

Could they from a technical standpoint? Possibly
Would they from a business standpoint? Why?
Rating: 1 Votes
21 weeks ago
I don't think there is any extra hardware that the current systems don't have. I wish I would get it on my 2014 Ram too. They've added features to the 2015's that the 2014 didn't get even after the released the patch for the hacking vulnerability.
Rating: 1 Votes
21 weeks ago
When is Mercedes supposed to support CarPlay? They demoed it almost 2 years ago...
Rating: 1 Votes
21 weeks ago
CarPlay to the Jeep.... FINALLY
Rating: 1 Votes
21 weeks ago
So they aren't going to update my 2014 Grand Cherokee with this? It's more than just a software flash?
Rating: 1 Votes

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