Fiat Chrysler Gives Over Two Million Vehicles Siri Eyes Free with New Uconnect Software Update
Fiat Chrysler is looking to provide its customers with the best technology—even if their vehicle isn’t brand spanking new. The Italian-American carmaker recently announced that over two million vehicles from the 2013-2015 model years can now update their Uconnect systems to get Siri Eyes Free capability.
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“With the addition of the Siri Eyes Free feature for later model-year vehicles, more customers will have an opportunity to integrate their iPhones with Uconnect while keeping their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road,” said Tricia Hecker, Global Head of Connected Services for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. “By adding Siri Eyes Free capability, customers will be able to use their voice to dictate and send messages, select specific songs, create reminder notifications, and set calendar entries.”
Siri Eyes Free is easily activated with the voice button on the steering wheel. With the push of a button, drivers can ask Siri to do anything, including send text messages, play certain songs, place phone calls, and give turn-by-turn directions. Siri Eyes Free is compatible with an Apple iPhone 4s or later, and can only work with vehicles equipped with the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen system.
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The model years the Siri update is available for includes the following:
- 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500
- 2013-2015 Dodge Viper
- 2014-2015 Dodge Durango
- 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger
- 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee
- 2015 Jeep Renegade
- 2015 Chrysler 200 and 300
Owners of these vehicles can download a complementary software update from https://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/.
Derrick Brown is the Chrysler Business Manager at Brown Motors Ford Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. He is the 4th generation to work at Brown Motors which started selling transportation in 1898. In his spare time, Derrick likes to go boating in the summer and hang out with his dog.