Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Uconnect 5 is the latest update to one of the few native infotainment systems that is preferable to smartphone connections. Improvements to the system include five times faster processing power, larger touchscreens with three times better resolution, over-the-air updates for seamless patches to the system, and an interface that is familiar to Uconnect 4, FCA spokespeople said in a virtual demonstration of the system.
“We didn’t want to undo what we had, we wanted to take it to the next level,” Vince Galante, chief designer-user experience, said in the call. To do so, FCA tripled the size of the design team by adding people from myriad backgrounds, including video game design.
“It takes a new skill set into thinking and designing vehicles,” Galante explained.
Here are five key facts about Uconnect 5.
It arrives on the 2021 Chrysler…