Chrysler Group is adding Internet radio capability to its acclaimed Uconnect Access system. Introducing Uconnect Access Via Mobile, which builds on the Uconnect brand’s philosophy of sensible connectivity management to accommodate in-vehicle enjoyment of popular Internet Radio apps.
The new feature – which accommodates updates – integrates Aha, iHeart Radio, Pandora Internet Radio or Slacker Radio apps with the vehicle’s Uconnect Access system. Content is streamed through the customer’s existing smartphone data plan, leveraging the high-quality sound systems featured in all Chrysler Group vehicles equipped with Uconnect Access.
Content personalization is easy. With Pandora, for instance, drivers can register their preferences by hitting the app’s familiar buttons – “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” – which are displayed on the touch screen.
Similarly, with Slacker Radio, favorites can be identified using the “Heart” button. And tunes that try a customer’s patience can be blocked using the “Ban” button.
iHeartRadio users can personalize their listening experience by saving their favorites in “My Stations” and using iHeartRadio’s exclusive Discovery Tuner to control variety.
In addition, steering-wheel controls enable song-skipping.
Uconnect Access Via Mobile, featured for the first time at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, arrives this year. Vehicle applications will be revealed closer to launch.Source: Chrysle