FCA’s Next Generation Uconnect: Keeping You Connected into the Future
Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) recently announced that it will roll out a new version of its Uconnect infotainment system powered by Google’s Android system, featuring cloud-based services such as personal assistance, remote start, vehicle finder, driver analysis and much more. Many carmakers are increasingly offering more substantial infotainment systems, but these are often third-party systems that run in the back end while only the front end is specific for the vehicle. FCA takes this further by developing a dedicated system that can offer services such as traffic updates, parking and fuel station locators, as well as food and restaurant offers.
Uconnect currently offers services such as:
- Stay Connected:
Keeps you connected with services such as 9-1-1 Call, a button that directly connects you with emergency services, and Roadside Assistance to get you help when you most need it.
- Personal Assistant:
Provides the ability to unlock your door from anywhere, and voice-enabled searches for gas stations and restaurants.
- Remote Vehicle Start:
Allows you to use your smartphone to start your phone from the comfort of your home on extremely cold or hot days, or just because you feel like it!
- Vehicle Finder:
Locates your car when you have forgotten where in that mall or airport parking lot you left it, pinpointing the location and even providing directions.
- Driver Rating:
Analyzes driving habits and gives tips to improve safety and performance that can score you valuable discounts on auto insurance.
- Vehicle Health Report:
Summarizes the performance of your car’s key systems, enabling you to stay on top of maintenance and repair needs. This includes a health alert when a critical system needs immediate attention.
Other Benefits of Uconnect
The new Uconnect technology will make future mobility services possible, including insurance based on actual vehicle mileage, “pay-by-the-mile” and other short-term vehicle rental arrangements, and peer car-sharing services that might eventually be integrated with self-driving capability. FCA claims that the Uconnect system will keep you connected well into the future since it supports 5G networks and the latest in smart technologies, including as yet only projected systems such as vehicle communication with traffic lights and signs.
FCA expects to introduce its next generation of Uconnect by 2022, but you can visit EuroCar Service today, located in Seattle, WA, to keep your Fiat, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes, MINI, SAAB, Volvo, or Smart car running right! We’ve been your dependable, accurate, and honest European vehicle service facility for nearly 30 years. Our highly trained ASE Certified Master mechanics and the latest in automotive technology are conveniently available Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 5:30. We will make your visit stress-free with complimentary shuttle service and loaner cars for Seattle customers. Included on Expertise’s list of Best Auto Shops in Seattle, you can trust that we understand your desire for cutting edge service for the upkeep and repair of the world’s highest performing vehicles. Contact us online or call today for an appointment.