2016 Fiat-Chrysler Models to Feature Uconnect with Voice Controls
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US is equipping many of its 2016 vehicles with the Uconnect system, which can provide drivers with a range of available communication, navigation, and entertainment features or connected services.
For 2016, Uconnect is introducing new features that include the all-new Drag and Drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free, Do Not Disturb, SiriusXM Tune Start, and a Vehicle User Guide that can be viewed via the 8.4-inch touchscreen.
Via the voice button on the steering wheel and compatible with an Apple iPhone 4s or later, with Siri Eyes Free, drivers can speak natural language voice commands to send text messages, play music, set reminders, place phone calls, and access turn-by-turn directions. Drivers push and hold the voice recognition button on the steering wheel until the Siri screen appears on the 8.4-inch touchscreen and they can hear the audible tones.
Vehicle owners who prefer not be interrupted with phone calls or text messages while driving can choose to turn on the new "Do Not Disturb" and "Reply with Text Message" feature. Located within the Uconnect system's phone screen, once enabled with a push of button or via voice command, the Do Not Disturb icon will route all incoming mobile calls to voicemail and suppress text messages. If the vehicle owner chooses to enable the Do Not Disturb feature, he can also send default or customized responses once calls or text messages are received.
Uconnect systems have been fine-tuned for 2016 to deliver even better performance. New software and voice recognition algorithms have been integrated to enhance the system's performance power, including voice recognition accuracy, calculation of navigation routes, search and playing of songs and applications engagement. Integration of a new noise cancellation software helps to increase the quality and clarity of hands-free phone calls.
The all-new Uconnect features are available in the 2016 Chrysler 200 and 300; Dodge Challenger, Charger, Durango, and Viper; Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee; and Ram 1500, Heavy Duty, and Chassis Cab.