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Fiat Chrysler’s new Uconnect 5 software is built on Android, adds Alexa support and better OTA Renew

New system adds tons of new features for future Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, and Fiat vehicles. Includes integrated Alexa support, improved over-the-air firmware updates, and support for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Uconnect 5 is completely new hardware, replacing the Atlantis architecture. The new Atlantis hardware is much more powerful, featuring a better processor, 6GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of flash memory. Fca says the improvements should make the new systems up to five times faster compared to the old system.

Fca’s new software promises better over-the-air firmware updates. The company ran into trouble last year with OTA Uconnect updates.

Fca has previously supported Amazon’s Alexa assistant through an Alexa skill. Uconnect 5 allows customers to do things like start their cars or lock their doors using an echo.

Uconnect 5 will allow customers to make purchases through the car’s interface for gas, takeout orders, and maintenance at dealerships. There’s also support for wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, assuming your phone supports it.

Uconnect 5 adds multiple user profiles, making it easier to preconfigure personal settings for radio, air conditioning, and mirror and seat placement.

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