FCA Canada: 2019 Uconnect Fact Sheet

August 31, 2018 , Windsor, Ontario -  Launched in 2003, Uconnect systems are FCA’s award-winning in-vehicle connectivity centres, designed to keep consumers connected, entertained and, most importantly, focused on the road. Uconnect systems provide drivers with a range of communication, navigation, entertainment features and connected services. FCA enriches the easy-to-use Uconnect systems’ features and services by delivering enhancements via over-the-air software update capability. Updates, deployed automatically via wireless cellular networks, enable product enhancements, security updates and improved compatibility with mobile devices. Updates are applied at no cost to FCA Canada vehicle owners and without a service appointment.
An included trial of connected services is available on properly equipped vehicles. These real-time services include a monthly vehicle health report; vehicle health alerts; a smartphone app that enables owners to remotely lock, unlock or start their vehicle and locate their vehicle, and more. Also, SOS Call and Assist buttons on the rearview mirror connect vehicle owners to help at the push of a button. 
Vehicle owners can access and control their Uconnect system features and services via advanced voice recognition technology, steering wheel controls, intuitive touchscreens or traditional knobs and buttons, as well as by using the Uconnect app and Vehicle Brand Owner Site to remotely send secure commands to the vehicle.  
New for 2019:
  • Uconnect with SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services adds new features to the 2019 model-year FCA vehicles equipped with the Uconnect 4C NAV system:
    • Family Drive Alerts (Uconnect 4C NAV 8.4-inch display)

From new teen drivers to an aging parent, the new Family Drive Alerts feature provides peace of mind when they are out on the road. Vehicle owners can set boundary limits, monitor driving speed and pinpoint the vehicle’s location at any time via the Uconnect smartphone app: 
  • Boundary Alert –  Vehicle owners can create up to five geo-fence boundaries and will be alerted the moment their vehicle is driven either out of or in to a pre-set geographic boundary 
  • Curfew Alert – Family Alerts help to enforce curfew times. An alert instantly lets owners know when their vehicle is being driven outside of the assigned curfew time
  • Speed Alerts – Healthy driving habits can be reinforced with Speed Alert. Vehicle owners can set speed parameters and receive a notification whenever their vehicle exceeds a set limit 
  • Valet Alert – With Valet Alert, vehicle owners can hand over their keys with peace of mind. Owners receive an alert the moment their vehicle is driven outside a 0.4 kilometre (0.25-mile) radius of a drop-off zone 
    • Online Search for Uconnect Navigation (Uconnect 4C NAV 8.4-inch Display)

Available for vehicles equipped with Uconnect navigation, Online Search goes beyond the built-in Point of Interest database and is enhanced with up-to-date search results pulled from the cloud using a built-in cellular connection.
Using the Point of Interest search box via the 8.4-inch touchscreen, Online Search helps consumers search for a larger variety of locations and navigate past destinations that may no longer be in operation.  
  • Amazon Alexa home-to-vehicle Integration (late availability)
    Available for 2019 model-year Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram brand vehicles equipped with the Uconnect 4C NAV system, connected services enhance the owner connection with the integration of a skill for Amazon Alexa. Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and is behind devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show. Alexa provides a set of capabilities referred to as skills, which enable customers to make voice-activated requests.

The skill responds to a multitude of voice commands via Alexa. The commands can start the vehicle’s engine, lock and unlock doors, send navigation instructions to the vehicle, plus check fuel and tire pressure levels.
  • 2019 Ram 1500 features the first application of the Uconnect fourth-generation system with a 12-inch display, which includes:
    • Reconfigurable touchscreen with tailor-made graphics for various Ram models and state-of-the-art connectivity
    • Easy personalization with the new split-screen mode, operating two different applications for desired configuration, such as Apple CarPlay and HVAC controls, or one application, such as navigation across the entire 12-inch touchscreen
    • 360-degree Surround View Camera system
    • Debut of the all-new SiriusXM with 360 L personalized listening experience
The Uconnect fourth-generation system launched in 2017 model-year vehicles and continues into the 2019 model-year FCA vehicle lineup. Uconnect 4 systems are intuitive, responsive and include:
Smartphone Integration:
  • Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, Messages, phone and Apple Music through Siri Voice control or the Uconnect touchscreen
  • Android Auto enables easy and safe access to Google voice search, Google Maps and Google Play Music via the Uconnect touchscreen or steering-wheel controls

4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot:
On-demand 4G Wi-Fi hotspot is available on vehicles equipped with the Uconnect 4C or 4C NAV system
  • 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability provides fast, secure and reliable in-vehicle wireless internet connectivity to your laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • The built-in Wi-Fi hotspot supports up to eight mobile devices
  • Included three-month trial period with 1 GB of data
SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services:
SiriusXM Guardian delivers advanced in-vehicle connectivity and convenient services for drivers and passengers. Features and services include:
  • The vehicle can be started from virtually anywhere, allowing owners to remotely lock, unlock doors or start their vehicles via the web or Uconnect smartphone app
  • In the event of a minor collision, medical or other emergency, the occupant can press the SOS button located on the rearview mirror to be connected to a trained call-centre agent who can send emergency assistance to the vehicle’s location
  • Should the vehicle run out of fuel, get a flat tire or need a tow, pushing the Assist button can pinpoint the vehicle’s location, sending help as quickly as possible
  • Use the Uconnect smartphone app to easily search, map and send locations directly to the vehicle’s Uconnect Navigation system

FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 97th anniversary in 2022. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers that sell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo products, as well as SRT performance products. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Grand Caravan (Windsor) and Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.  

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