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What’s New at the Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show was held Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. FCA US took this opportunity to let attendees immerse themselves in the ultimate in-vehicle experience of autonomy, connectivity and electrification.

This year’s exhibit featured the debut of the self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid equipped with Waymo’s self-driving system.

The Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been named the Best Electric Vehicle (EV) in Canada for 2019 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada in its annual Canadian Car and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards. The Pacifica Hybrid is the first and only electrified minivan.

The 2019 Ram 1500 was named the North American Truck of the Year by a panel of automotive experts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It was named as Car and Driver’s 10Best winner in the Full-Size Pickup category. The 2019 Ram 1500 is the most-awarded light duty truck in America.


The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Ram leads the full-size truck segment with significant gains in fuel efficiency through an all-new eTorque mild hybrid system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds. The frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.

Launched in 2003, Uconnect systems are FCA’s award-winning in-vehicle connectivity centers, designed to keep consumers connected, entertained and, most importantly, focused on the road. Uconnect systems provide drivers with a range of communication, navigation, entertainment features and connected services. FCA enriches the easy-to-use Uconnect systems’ features and services by delivering enhancements via over-the-air software update capability. Updates, deployed automatically via wireless cellular networks, enable product enhancements, security updates and improved compatibility with mobile devices. Updates are applied at no cost to FCA US vehicle owners and without a service appointment.


An included trial of connected services is available on properly equipped vehicles. These real-time services include a monthly vehicle health report; vehicle health alerts; a smartphone app that enables owners to remotely lock, unlock or start their vehicle and locate their vehicle, and more. Also, SOS Call and Assist buttons on the rearview mirror connect vehicle owners to help at the push of a button.


Vehicle owners can access and control their Uconnect system features and services via advanced voice recognition technology, steering wheel controls, intuitive touchscreens or traditional knobs and buttons, as well as by using the Uconnect app and Vehicle Brand Owner Site to remotely send secure commands to the vehicle. 



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