Fiat Chrysler announces CarPlay support for assorted Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler models later this year
Date: Tuesday, January 5th, 2016, 08:26
Category: CarPlay, Google, Hardware, iPhone, News, Software
A certain number of Fiat Chrysler models, including Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler models, will arrive will Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto support this year.
And that’s a nifty thing.
The automaker announced on Monday that a certain group of the three brands would feature CarPlay and Android Auto support, but didn’t say which exact models would gain the support in its official announcement. CarPlay will bridge with the company’s proprietary Uconnect dash system, which is also being upgraded with things like faster startup times, more responsive touchscreens, and better overall performance.
The news comes alongside Ford deciding to embrace CarPlay, and Toyota eschewing it, ironically in favor of Ford’s SmartDeviceLink.
CarPlay allows iPhone owners to access a limited range of iOS apps from a car’s dash display, keeping a driver’s eyes closer to the road, if still not on it. In some cases apps can be controlled via buttons and knobs elsewhere in a vehicle, for instance through a voice command button on the steering wheel.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.