Fiat Chrysler Debuts 4th Generation UConnect for 2017


Well, let’s hope the fourth-generation of Fiat Chrysler UConnect system goes better than the last one. (That one ended up having some security flaws.)

FCA announced Thursday that it will debut an all-new UConnect system in the 2017 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger.

Here’s what all-new means. The fourth-generation system will debut Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations in properly equipped vehicles. It will also boost faster and come with enhanced processing power. There is also a new higher-resolution 8.4-inch touchscreen that you can pinch, tap or swipe. You can check it out in Fiat Chrysler’s new video below.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s available UConnect will offer a special feature. Off-road Pages will help drivers keep track of its driving capabilities and off-roading performance. By that we mean driver’s will be able to check out:

  • Drivetrain: Displays current steering angle, transfer-case position and rear differential lock (if properly equipped)
  • Suspension: This information display shows the wheel articulation for front and rear wheels and air suspension mode showcasing the current air suspension height of the vehicle (if properly equipped)
  • Accessory gauges: Drivers are able to monitor the basic essentials, including coolant temperature, oil temperature, transmission temperature, battery voltage and oil pressure readings.
  • Selec-Terrain: Auto mode, sand mode, mud mode, snow mode and rock mode can be viewed when Selec-Terrain is selected

You’ll remember friendly hackers hacked into a Jeep Cherokee last year through the previous generation UConnect system. They were able to access some of the vehicle’s functions. Fiat Chrysler issued a software update last year to fix the hole.

Photo Credit: FCA
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