Smartphone connectivity, navigation systems, Pandora and Stitcher and a multitude of other high-tech devices and applications may be all the rage, but they do require a certain amount of education and, well, common sense when used in a vehicle.
As families search for ways to become smarter about these types of systems, available in vehicles from virtually every automaker, it’s welcoming news that Chrysler now has a new user guide website for its Uconnect system.
Chrysler's DriveUconnect website for Uconnect ownersEnlarge Photo
What the DriveUconnect website does is simple: It walks the user through the most commonly used features of the in-dash Uconnect system.
- Find your way – Provides directions, updates on traffic and alternate routes
- Getting comfortable – Info on at-your-fingertip Uconnect controls to adjust seats, cabin temperature and more
- Audio – How to request favorite songs or playlist using voice commands, enjoy SiriusXM satellite radio with surround sound
- Safely make calls – Call on voice command while hands are on the wheel
- Backseat entertainment choices – Allows driver to give passengers in the back seat access to movies, games, music, and the Web, perfect for long family road trips
- Weather conditions – Check what’s happening with the weather up ahead with Uconnect and Sirius XM TravelLink
There are also tips on how to pair a Bluetooth phone with the Uconnect system, how to determine which Uconnect system your vehicle has, a downloadable Uconnect user guide from the electronics section of the vehicle’s and Uconnect voice command tips on system operation and speaking.
2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury SeriesEnlarge Photo
Need help figuring out which Uconnect system is in which vehicle, say in a 2012 Chrysler 300? There’s help with that. Want to know if there’s an update for your Uconnect system? There’s help available for this as well. In fact, the website is easy to use, has large and clear graphics, and provides a great deal of useful information to help even newbie tech users figure things out.
As noted in coverage of the new Chrysler Uconnect website in our sister publication TheCarConnection, one feature that could be helpful, and currently isn’t available, is a live chat option.