FCA will be exhibiting some new UConnect features with a 2018 Jeep Wrangler at this years CES show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The all new 2018 Wrangler features FCA’s 4th Generation UConnect system which we should also see in the 2019 Ram. These new features include:
Using the UConnect app on your Apple watch or Android wear device owners will have the ability to, remotely start their vehicle, lock and unlock doors, sound the horn and flash lights directly from their smartwatch. This feature is now available for 2018+ vehicles with Sirius XM Guardian.
Allow you to set geo-fencing, speed alerts or a curfew alert for the vehicle.
In the geo-fencing category you are able to set a boundary alert. This will alert you when the vehicle is driven past up to 5 user programable geo-fence boundaries. You are also able to set up a valet alert that will alert you if your vehicle is driven in more than 0.25 mile radius from the drop off zone.
Under speed alerts you can set a pre determined speed limit and be notified whenever your vehicle exceeds the pre set limit.
Curfew alert will notify you if the vehicle is being driven past a pre determined curfew time.
Online search for UConnect Navigation
This feature allows you to go beyond the pre loaded points of interest and search online for up to date search results using the vehicles cellular connection.
Drive N Save
This feature collects data on your driving habits and allows you to share it with insurance companies to get better rates. It is disabled by default and you would have to sign up and enrol to enable it. Data is continually collected for 3 months to ensure accuracy and a driving score is created that you can view at Mopar.com. Your driving score remains anonymous until such time as you decide to share it with insurance companies in your online account. Drive N Save is also able to give you recommendations on your driving habits and provide tips to increase your driving score.
Amazon Alexa integration
Using an Amazon Alexa device you are able to use verbal commands to access features of the vehicle. With Alexa you can start the vehicle’s engine, lock and unlock doors, send navigation instructions to the vehicle, plus check fuel and tire pressure levels, using your voice from your home or office.
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