The 2010 Connected Dodge Grand Caravan that was showcased at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show displayed all of Chrysler Group LLC’s available infotainment features. The technologies in this connected minivan allow drivers to safely communicate, navigate and select entertainment options using advance voice recognition controls. At the same time, passengers can stay entertained with a multitude of features, including FLO TV, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, SIRIUS Backseat TV and Uconnect Web.
“For more than 25 years, the Dodge Grand Caravan has anticipated the needs of our customers and their families, and this connected minivan shows that we plan to stay on the cutting-edge,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO-Dodge Car Brand and Senior Vice President-Design, Chrysler Group LLC.
The ‘Connected’ Dodge Grand Caravan is packed with all the latest in communication and entertainment technology. Chrysler Group offers a variety of infotainment options, providing customers with the ability to do more with the automobile than ever before.
“The ‘Connected’ Dodge Grand Caravan has something for everyone in the family, including a Wi-Fi hotspot, voice recognition and as many as 20 live television channels with FLO TV,” said Marios Zenior, Head of Connectivity and Infotainment, Chrysler Group LLC. “With all of our available technology, customers are more likely to hear ‘can you drive around the block one more time so I can finish my show?’ rather than ‘are we there yet?’”
The following features are available in the 2010 ‘Connected’ Dodge Grand Caravan:
Voice Command allows the driver to place and receive calls hands-free, with a Bluetooth enabled phone. It also allows the driver to verbally select radio stations, program navigation systems, and record memos. It recognizes English, French and Spanish and is capable of learning words for inputting addresses.
Uconnect Media Center
The innovative Uconnect Media Center offers touch screen and voice command for convenient control of the multiple media sources and outputs. Owners can create a personalized in-vehicle media experience with their MP3 player, FLO TV, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and SIRIUS Backseat TV. The Media Center also includes a 30-gigabyte hard drive where music, photos and voice messages can be stored with a USB. In addition to navigation software and mapping, the hard drive holds approximately 2,400 songs – more than 150 hours of music
Chrysler Group LLC is the first automaker in the United States to offer live mobile TV to consumers with the capacity for as many as 20 channels through FLO TV Auto Entertainment. The system offers something for everyone: college and professional sports, breaking news, children’s shows, primetime sitcoms, reality TV and daytime dramas, including CBS Mobile, CNBC, Comedy Central, Fox News, MSNBC, MTV, NBC 2Go, Nickelodeon and more.
Dual-Screen Rear Seat Entertainment and Swivel Screen
Already featuring the industry’s most capable and sophisticated second- and third-row rear-seat entertainment system, the Chrysler Group enhances the feature with an exclusive swivel third-row screen to allow passengers facing to the rear of the vehicle, via Chrysler Group’s Swivel ‘n Go™ seating system, to view the screen. Chrysler’s Vehicle Entertainment System includes dual DVD players and screens that deliver a variety of programming choices, with ports to connect games and media players with audio and/or video output capability, including iPods.
SIRIUS Backseat TV
SIRIUS Backseat TV offers customers programming from Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. The system operates via an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and an additional antenna mounted on the vehicle’s roof. Programming is displayed on the vehicle’s rear-seat video screen while the channel name, program title and rating are displayed on the center stack screen.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
SIRIUS Satellite Radio provides Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram customers with more than 120 channels of the best music, entertainment and information coast to coast. SIRIUS Satellite Radio offers more than 60 commercial-free, CD-quality music channels and 60 channels of sports, news, entertainment and children’s programming, 24 hours a day.
Uconnect Web provides high-speed data transfer and flexibility, combining Wi-Fi and 3G cellular connectivity for a new level of wireless technology. The system transforms the vehicle into a “hot spot” to deliver the Internet directly to the vehicle for instant access to Web sites, e-mail, personalized music, online gaming, photo albums and more. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute gave Uconnect Web a 2009 VIP (Very Innovative Product) Award.
Uconnect Navigation combines the features of a Global Positioning System (GPS), points of interest, SIRIUS Traffic and Voice Command. Chrysler Group LLC’s Voice Command and touch screen allow easy operation. If the vehicle is in motion, Voice Command will recognize three languages and is capable of learning words for inputting addresses. The robust Points of Interest database makes it easy to find nearby restaurants, shopping, hospitals or other local destinations. Also avoid traffic jams with SIRIUS Traffic. Uconnect Navigation offers customers reliable, seamless use of what has become a necessary technology.
Uconnect Phone is an in-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that allows you to talk on your Bluetooth compatible phone with your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. The built-in phonebook sync feature automatically downloads as many as 1,000 phone book entries from supported phones, which can then be selected by simply saying their name. The hands-free option promotes safety, freedom, value and flexibility.
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