Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - they're must-haves in today's tech-driven marketplace. Now, these sought-after features are coming to the Uconnect infotainment system, found in the 2019 Ram 1500.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
What are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto anyway? They're third-party apps that allow smartphone functions to run on a vehicle's infotainment display. You can use them to do everything your phone usually does (make calls, text, stream music, etc.), all without looking at that tiny little screen. Instead, everything is prominently displayed on your car's infotainment system. Plus, you can use your smart devices built-in navigation, which many people are more comfortable with.
For these systems to work, the vehicle's infotainment system must be designed to support them. And of course, you need an iPhone (5 and up) or an Android device. After that, the gadgets can be linked by doing the following:
- Apple smartphones plug directly into the car using a USB cable. Then, app icons from the phone's display are broadcast on the car's touchscreen.
- Android devices require a specific app be downloaded, then the device can be wirelessly synced to the car. Once connected, a list of activities currently in use will be displayed on the vehicle's touchscreen. A function menu is shown at the bottom.
There's been a lot of debate over whether Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is the better choice. Which is right for you depends entirely on the type of device you have - and whether you're either a dyed-in-the-wool Apple or Android fan.
Uconnect infotainment system
Uconnect is the award-winning infotainment system built into Chrysler Corporation vehicles, including the 2019 Ram 1500. It integrates connectivity, entertainment, navigation, and communication functions into one, brilliant display. The system can be combined with the Uconnect app for remote interaction with your vehicle. From a smartphone, the pairing allows you to perform functions like starting your engine and locking your doors.
Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are built into the Uconnect infotainment system, found in the 2019 Ram 1500.
2019 Ram 1500
For 2019, the Ram 1500 has been completely redesigned with the goal of being the most technologically advanced pickup ever. For greater fuel economy, it's weight has been reduced and its body has been made more aerodynamic. An upgraded frame and stout engine lineup improve performance, towing and payload capacities.
Inside the redesigned interior, you'll find the Uconnect infotainment system sitting distinctly in the middle of the dash. The display is a class-exclusive, 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen featuring split-screen capability. It showcases graphics designed exclusively for individual Ram models and next-level audio. Additional 8.4-inch and 5-inch displays are also offered.
In addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the system provides SiriusXM with 360L personalized listening and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability. A 360-degree Surround View Camera is also built-in.
Visit Caledon Chrysler
When you're ready to check out the Uconnect infotainment system, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, visit Caledon Chrysler. We have an extensive lineup of technologically advanced vehicles in stock, including the all-new 2019 Ram 1500.