Chrysler's uConnect Adds Wireless Internet

June 25, 2008
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

In a major expansion of its "uConnect" suite of in-car technology, Chrysler will offer a new service that turns vehicles into wireless hotspots.

Similar technology is available from third-party vendors, but Chrysler's application--like its Sirius Backseat TV--is the first of its kind offered directly by a major manufacturer. Reports from the wires indicate the service will be dubbed "uConnect web" and will be one part of a rebranding of all Chrysler in-car technology under the "uconnect" banner.

The Web services will enable passengers to hook in with laptops and cell phones to retrieve data like e-mail and web pages. The hardware will be sold as an aftermarket add-on through Mopar.

Chrysler's bundle of in-car tech will also expand with uconnect tunes, which lets the car's audio system control Apple iPods; the system's hard drive, which also can store navigation system maps, has a large hard drive to store music, photos, and other data.

Bluetooth connections and Sirius radio and TV will also be bundled into the uconnect brand.

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