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 |  May 13 2014, 12:32 PM

Tech Tuesday Number 3: Who Has the Best Infotainment System


 

infotainment-mainThat interactive screen found in most new cars has significant impact on purchase decisions, meaning new car buyers want a system that is responsive, pretty and easy to use. We’ve decided to rank our experiences with the infotainment systems offered by major auto makers.

2013-Tesla-Model-S-Center-Stack.jpgWe’ll start with an honorable mention: We’d love to include the 17-inch screen found in the Tesla Model S but it’s too niche and limited to a vehicle few people can afford to own. However, it features a responsive screen that can be horizontally split. There is also a built in web browser.

Beyond that, the system is quite cluttered looking, but features some of the latest high-tech hardware. We can’t wait until Tesla’s cars, and by extension infotainment system, becomes more affordable.

 |  May 27 2013, 12:32 PM

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Chrysler is now installing the same Uconnect 5.0 infotainment software in lower-trim levels of the Ram 1500 pickup truck as it began using in the Fiat 500L for Europe.

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 |  Jan 07 2013, 11:35 AM

Chrysler announced some enhancements for its UConnect infotainment system today at the Consumer Electronics Show, including a new app enabler called Uconnect Access Via Mobile, and dealer activated GPS navigation. 

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 |  Sep 24 2012, 5:32 PM

Chrysler will debut its new “Uconnect Access” service in the 2013 RAM 1500 pickup truck and 2013 SRT Viper supercar and will offer both groups of buyers a free trial of the service.

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 |  Aug 06 2012, 6:01 PM

Chrysler has teamed up with Sprint so that its next-generation Uconnect infotainment system won’t need a smartphone to connect to the Internet. 

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