Uconnect Access Via Mobile Amps Up Chrysler Group's In-Vehicle Connectivity

 Uconnect Access Via Mobile Amps Up Chrysler Group's In-Vehicle Connectivity

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  oIntroducing Uconnect Access Via Mobile – the upgradeable app enabler
  oDelivers wide range of rich Internet radio content
  oPersonalization capacity enhances vehicle ownership experience
  oComplements Chrysler Group's acclaimed Uconnect Access system

Chrysler Group is pumping up the volume for 2013 by adding Internet radio
capability to its acclaimed Uconnect Access suite of in-vehicle features.

Introducing Uconnect Access Via Mobile, which builds on the Uconnect brand's
philosophy of sensible connectivity management to accommodate in-vehicle
enjoyment of popular Internet Radio apps.

"The Uconnect team at Chrysler Group is committed to delivering connectivity
solutions that enable drivers to further enjoy the in-vehicle experience
without compromising the task at hand, which is driving," says Marios Zenios,
Vice President-Uconnect Systems and Services. "Our introduction of Uconnect
Access Via Mobile is consistent with this goal."

Uconnect Access Via Mobile, featured here at the 2013 Consumer Electronics
Show,arrives this year. Vehicle applications will be revealed closer to
launch.

The new feature –which accommodatesupdates – integrates Aha, iHeart Radio,
Pandora Internet Radio or Slacker Radio apps with the vehicle's Uconnect
Access system. Content is streamed through the customer's existing smartphone
data plan, leveraging the high-quality sound systems featured in all Chrysler
Group vehicles equipped with Uconnect Access.

Content personalization is easy. With Pandora, for instance, drivers can
register their preferences by hitting the app's familiar buttons – "thumbs up"
or "thumbs down" – which are displayed on the touch screen.

Similarly, with Slacker Radio, favorites can be identified using the "Heart"
button. And tunes that try a customer's patience can be blocked using the
"Ban" button.

iHeartRadio users can personalize their listening experience by saving their
favorites in "My Stations" and using iHeartRadio's exclusive Discovery Tuner
to control variety.

In addition, steering-wheel controls enable song-skipping.

Apart from the functionality of Uconnect Access Via Mobile, the apps
themselves enrich the ownership experience by bringing into the vehicle their
own distinctive menus of information and entertainment:

Aha™ by HARMAN
Aha makes it easy to instantly access more than 30,000 stations of audio
content including leading internet music services, internet radio, news,
entertainment, audiobooks, Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds, customized
"Hungry," and "Coffee," stations, weather and more. Aha continually adds and
curates new stations and content spanning from mainstream to niche. With so
much content to choose from, Aha offers something for everyone.

iHeartRadio
iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's all-in-one, digital music service is now
specifically designed for use in-vehicle with in-dash integration, providing
safe and easy access for users to listen to their favorite stations from
across the country as well as create their own custom stations. With more than
15 million songs and the top live radio stations in America, iHeartRadio
features more music backed by better music programming including the expertise
of Clear Channel's leading radio programmers to give users the best custom
radio experience available.

Pandora®
Pandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere. Personalized radio
stations launch instantly, with the input of a favorite artist, song, comedian
or musical genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed, hand-built
musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora by using musicological
"DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a
growing collection of more than a million tracks.

Slacker
Slacker is one of the most complete music service on Earth. Enjoy millions of
songs and hundreds of expertly-programmed stations on demand, online, on
mobile and now through Uconnect Access via Mobile.

Uconnect Access Via Mobile represents a significant enhancement to Uconnect
Access, a system already celebrated by industry watchers as the benchmark for
responsible in-vehicle connectivity.

Launched on the 2013 Ram 1500 full-size pickup and the SRT Viper supercar, it
features embedded wireless technology. The resulting conveniences are
empowering, from one-touch 9-1-1 calling to remote door-locking/unlocking.

The in-vehicle hands-free communication system affords fully integrated
cloud-based voice-recognition technology that enables Voice Texting – the
transmission of original text messages via natural speech – via
Bluetooth-equipped smartphones that use the industry-standard Message Access
Protocol (MAP).

The same capability also supports an upgraded navigation system that accepts
one-step voice-commands for destination entry, as well as voice-driven
Internet searching through which vehicle occupants can locate points of
interest. And once identified, a hands-free call can be placed to the POI
and/or the POI can be immediately input as a nav-system destination.

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

Website: http://www.chryslergroupllc.com
Contact: Eric Mayne, +1-248-512-6660 (office), +1-248-760-2429 (cell),
Eric.Mayne@chrysler.com