The time has changed and the customers are now looking at connectivity and infotainment as a top priority. With technology evolving, user experience became one of the most important things in the automotive world nowadays. All of the manufacturers are having the same goal, and that is to offer the best-possible high-tech features. The Uconnect 5 Infotainment System is one of the best technologies today, according to FCA.
All of the vehicles are now on the Uconnect 4 and FCA will introduce new-generation this year. According to FCA, this system will be simpler, more intuitive, and easier to use. Most importantly, Uconnect 5 will deliver safety that is better than ever before. You can expect a lot of things, including the Alexa functionality and Chrysler Pacifica, which will be the first model to get the next-gen system.
Safety is Better
Safety is more important than user experience. But, the truth is that not proving the right user experience can be fatal. FCA has it all with the brand-new Uconnect 5 Infotainment System and we believe them. Every manufacturer wants to create a system that will limit the distraction and increase much-needed accessibility. In FCA’s example, the manufacturer created a customizable home screen with quick access.
Of course, you can access the most used features with the one-touch operation. This is nothing new, every mobile phone has the same option. However, fewer gestures are very important while driving a car. It will improve safety. Moreover, new and larger screens are here to help. When you hear “larger screen,” you think of more features and larger menus. The goal is to create more space between the menus but the screen is still not crowded with unimportant stuff.
“Hey, Chrysler” is the magic word you need to say. Uconnect 5 will use a new microphone technology thanks to the new software. Basically, visual improvements are including new touchscreen options and voice commands. What is the result? In other words, FCA created a more functional system with more features but you will require less time to do everything. You don’t need to operate that much in order to get to the menu. Everything that was distraction is gone now.
What Else is New?
The top status bar is now completely customizable, by clicking and dragging apps. It is a huge improvement. One of the details the customers will notice is the fixed presets in the audio settings. Those who used Uconnect 4 are already familiar with this issue.
Thanks to that, audio settings can now be used from different sources. Lastly, FCA will offer a built-in TomTom navigation system. This sophisticated system offers new traffic, EV & connected services.
Uconnect 5 Infotainment System to Arrive Later This Year
Each automotive brand offers its own display design. Interestingly, Jeep, Ram, or Dodge won’t feature the same design. Of course, the Uconnect 5 Infotainment System is available in all of them from now on. However, menus won’t be quite the same which is another interesting outcome. What is identical is the fact that the system will get an upgraded 50K MIP chip and 6GB of RAM.
Furthermore, a 64GB flash memory is in the use. Thanks to these improvements, the technology will be allowed to work five-times-faster than the Uconnect 4. Lastly, the Alexa feature is finally available. The next-gen Uconnect5 will be firstly introduced in the upcoming 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the second half of 2002.