Chrysler Entertainment System Becomes Best in ClassMay 16, 2020
The Uconnect 5 infotainment system of an American company has every chance of leadership in its class.
Chrysler at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show introduced the sports version of the new Pacifica, the first in history to be equipped with all-wheel drive. In addition to having an all-wheel drive option, Pacifica is honored to be the first FCA to receive the new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. The current Uconnect 4 system is already one of the most beloved and highly rated by consumers as one of the easiest to use, but this new version should to be even better.
“Technology is becoming more and more important, and we don’t think it will stop,” said Gene Palmer, head of FCA’s Infotainment and Functional Planning department. “51% of our customers said that the technology in their cars influenced their buying decision. An even higher percentage (64%) said that positive experience with technology in the car made them return to the same brand. And almost 80% of customers said that having an easy-to-use infotainment system was one of their most important factors. ”
Vince Galante, chief user experience designer, says, “In all of our vehicles you will see large displays with even greater resolution, which will make reading easier.” Uconnect 5 was designed with a square, portrait and landscape screen, so we can expect that future screens for FCA cars will have different shapes and sizes. It is reported that the system will have various functions and a unique color theme, depending on which vehicle it is installed in.
All screens will be easily customizable using widgets in the style of a smartphone, which will allow drivers to configure several profiles to remember their favorite settings. Some of the available widgets include used navigation routes, temperature settings, and other frequently used functions. Palmer and Galante have not yet spoken about which cars will get Uconnect 5 next after Pacifica.
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