4th Generation of Uconnect Delivers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

January 30th, 2017 by

New 4th Generation Uconnect Infotainment System Features

Whether you’re looking to drive home or already own a 2017 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger or Dodge Challenger, it’s important to know the vehicle’s capabilities, including infotainment features. Thanks to the release of the 4th generation Uconnect infotainment system, there are a number of new features that you should be aware of in order to get the most out of your vehicle’s infotainment amenities.

Overall, this 4th generation system takes less time to start up when you turn on the vehicle and includes enhanced processing power. The graphics are also noticeably sharper than ever before.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto On 4th Generation Uconnect

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto On 4th Generation UconnectOne of the most significant changes to the Uconnect system for this 4th generation is the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. These infotainment platforms are fairly new, but they are already highly sought after by many drivers.

Though the Uconnect system has always excelled at supporting smartphone integrations, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can deliver a more seamless phone to vehicle display experience for many popular apps and phone functions. Each platform will mimic the display on your phone, with some adjustments to ensure it is friendly for in-vehicle use. Perhaps best of all, these infotainment capabilities are displayed on a large 8.4-inch touchscreen.

Uconnect 8.4-inch Touchscreen Capabilities

Speaking of these 8.4-inch touchscreens, a number of new infotainment capabilities are available with these larger screens. For example, multi-touch gestures are supported that allow you to pinch, tap or swipe to interact with the screen, much like you would on your smartphone.

Though it hasn’t received the 4th generation Uconnect system for the 2017 model year, even the Jeep Grand Cherokee is benefiting from the 8.4-inch screen. Properly equipped models can now access Off-Road Pages. When driving off the beaten path, drivers will be able to keep an eye on information like wheel articulation, suspension height, oil pressure and steering angle, as well as view Selec-Terrain driving modes for sand, mud, snow and rock.

[Read more: Go off-road in the Grand Cherokee’s new Trailhawk model]

Though the Uconnect system was first released in 2003, these updates and features for the 4th generation system prove that Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles are helping to lead advancements in infotainment capability. To learn more about the infotainment features found in any of our vehicles, contact us at Parks Motors.

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