The Consumer Electronic Show is happening right now, and the show has become one of the most interesting auto shows of the year. Of interest to us is FCA's reveal of its fourth-generation of Uconnect infotainment system.
The new infotainment system will feature faster startup times, more powerful processors, and more responsive touchscreens. The screens also have a higher resolution and are able to be brighter than previous generations.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are the big additions though. Rollout could be slow since they will only be offered on the Uconnect 8.4 NAV system and "select others" in 2016. Not sure if that includes Ram Rebels sold in the near future.
FCA is also going to present a concept that "explores how personalized driving experiences can seamlessly integrate a vehicle, technology, the environment and people to help drivers achieve Car. Life. Balance." Whatever that means.
We do know that it will feature Vehicle-to-X communications technology and a "workload manager" which minimizes distractions when it detects the driver is in a "critical driving situation."An augmented reality heads-up display that transforms the windscreen into a digital display also will be featured.
FCA Uconnect infotainment systems gain Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support | Wcf news | Motor1.com