It’s no secret that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has one of the best, if not the best infotainment systems on the market with its Uconnect system. From easy to understand graphics, to its quick interface, the Uconnect system has become a favorite among consumers and journalists alike. Thing is, no matter how good the current product is, there is always room for improvement, which is why FCA has been working hard on creating the newest version of its new infotainment system, Uconnect 5.
Uconnect 5 offers enhanced processing power, reaction speed, and memory to take advantage of the new Android operating system. The Atlantis architecture replaces Powernet as the next generation of FCA core in-vehicle electronics communication. In combination with an upgraded 50K MIPS chip, 6GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of flash memory, the all-new Uconnect 5 delivers operating speeds that are five times faster when compared to the previous generation. Faster processing speeds, advanced electrical architecture, and more memory give the all-new Uconnect its lightning-quick response to touchscreen input.
Additional outputs enable up to four displays in the vehicle. Screens are available in a variety of aspect ratios, standard, landscape, and portrait, offering more flexibility in packaging and design across all FCA brands. With up to 15 million pixels in Ultra HD, screens can work separately or in harmony, depending on user preference and purpose. The all-new Uconnect 5 also represents the most screen area ever offered in an FCA product at up to 12.3-inches. Some of these capabilities were showcased on the Chrysler Airflow Vision Concept from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Curious to know more about the upcoming system that will debut on products like the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and 2021 Dodge Durango, I had a chance to sit down and interview two of the people deeply involved with the new system on my podcast (Cody’s Car Conundrum). Vince Galante (Chief of User Experience at FCA) and Nick Cappa (Media Relations at FCA), give us an insight on the details, design, and answer our questions regarding the latest generation of the Uconnect systems.
You can listen to the full interview below…
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