With research showing that 51% of new-car buyers consider in-vehicle technology as part of their purchase decision, seamless digital platform integration has never been more important to consumers. The award-winning Uconnect system has led the industry in content and exclusive features since its inception in 2003, and the fifth generation builds on this momentum by offering buyers a more feature-rich experience than ever. Here are five can’t-miss features of the new Uconnect 5 technology:
With up to five user profiles plus valet mode, Uconnect 5 allows users to access their vehicle preferences and settings at the touch of a button. In addition, the customizable home screen places favorite and most frequently used apps front and center.
Uconnect 5’s broad catalog of applications includes wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and expanded Alexa “Car to Home” function, making connecting and sharing easy. With the ability to connect two Bluetooth phones simultaneously, Uconnect 5 enables multiple devices to interact with the system. Plus, the available Uconnect app allows drivers to use their smartphone to start their engine, lock or unlock their vehicle, or receive a notification.
- Built-in Navigation
The Uconnect built-in navigation now includes TomTom’s Traffic & Travel Services, giving drivers access to the latest information for a smooth journey. Uconnect 5 links vehicle systems to the route, going beyond the capabilities of phone navigation systems. One example of this is the Low-fuel Assistant, which predicts fuel required for a set journey and makes suggestions for refueling, complete with a comparison of fuel costs. Charging stations are also integrated with the maps, a nod to the company’s commitment to offering one electrified version for every newly launched global model.
- Refreshed Look and feel
Uconnect 5 answers the rapidly developing demand for an improved user experience with easy-to-use, intuitive and seamlessly integrated technology. The fifth generation introduces a card-based layout that allows display screens to be personalized and grouped by individual needs and interests. User experience is tailored by brand and region, offering global capability for users in more than 150 countries.
- Advanced Processing Power
Faster processing speeds, advanced electrical architecture and more memory give Uconnect its lightning-quick response to touchscreen input. Thanks to upgraded software and improved voice control, users can stay digitally connected while keeping their eyes on the road.