AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Uconnect – the system found inside the FCA US vehicle line-up – has earned the "Infotainment of the Year" award from Digital Trends.
"Receiving this prestigious award from Digital Trends is a tribute to the team of hardworking engineers, designers and human machine interface experts who continue to evolve the Uconnect system, features and services," said Joni Christensen, Head of Uconnect Marketing and Customer Experience, FCA US LLC. "The Uconnect team's mission is to assist drivers and help keep them focused on the road."
Ease of access is a top priority for the Uconnect system. Offering a variety of ways to control the systems allows drivers of all ages and skills to make the best use of Uconnect.
"No automaker has eased the learning curve for all the digital features of a new car better than FCA with its Uconnect system," wrote Nick Jaynes, Automotive Editor at Digital Trends.
"With Uconnect, FCA avoided the pitfalls of option overload and distilled the essentials of infotainment into one handsome, accessible package," Jaynes added. "We love Uconnect not only for its big, 8.4-inch touch screen, few hardwired buttons and responsiveness, but also for its clean, but not overly sterile, interface."
FCA US Uconnect systems provide access to an array of easy-to-use features and services, including:
- Hands-free communication options that keep drivers productive, talking and connected
- Entertainment and audio options
- Navigation options for a stress-free commute
- Uconnect Access, Uconnect Access via Mobile, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Travel Link and Traffic services that use wireless or satellite technology to deliver real-time information to drivers. For example, Wi-Fi to check e-mail or social networks; Yelp to find popular locations, nearby gas stations and prices, movie times and more.
About Digital Trends
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About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."
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SOURCE FCA US LLC