Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Available with Uconnect®
At Jack Powell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we continue to be
impressed by the technology and convenience options available in the latest
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM vehicles. Many of us spend a lot of time in our
vehicles, so having a car that can keep you connected and entertained while on
the road definitely enhances the driving experience. One of the best technology
features in our new
cars for sale is the Uconnect® system and we
are excited to see that the latest Uconnect 8.4 system is now available with
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
These two innovative systems allow you to connect your
iPhone® or Android™ phone to your vehicle and use your Uconnect touchscreen to
get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right
from your phone. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide a smarter, safer way to
use your phone in the car.
Both systems feature voice control and are specially
designed for driving scenarios, Plus, the phone apps themselves have been
reimagined for the car, so you can use them while your eyes and hands stay
where they belong.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can read, reply and send text
messages for you and the systems can also play audio messages through the car’s
speakers. The same goes for making calls and listening to voicemail. You also
have access to Apple or Google Maps, in a way you’ve never had before. Apple Maps
can predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email,
text messages, contacts and calendars. It is also easy to find nearby gas
stations, restaurants, and more. For Apple CarPlay, simply use your voice:
“Siri, who has the best pizza in San
Diego, CA” and Apple CarPlay will direct you there and even estimate how
long the detour will take.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has been integrated into the
2017 Uconnect 8.4 system, and is available on the 2017 Chrysler 300, Dodge
Charger, Dodge Challenger and All-New Jeep Compass. We expect that the systems
will also be available on upcoming 2018 models that are equipped with the
latest Uconnect system.
If you are interested in learning more about Uconnect, stop
by our Poway, CA area Dodge
dealership near San Diego, CA and let our expert staff walk you
through the systems available.