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this is from the new 2017 chrysler pacifica. i have a feeling that the newer GC will get this high resolution version as well.


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Old 01-28-2016, 06:43 AM
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Re: Next gen infotainment

This is getting out of hand with Chrysler.

First, the navigation unit appears visually smaller than the 8.4 inch we currently have. While it may well me 8.4 inch diagonal, I think the screen format changed, from the 4:3 we currently have to something like 16:9

Second, and more importantly, the shifter. Why the *u*k did they change it to a rotary dial (I know it is the same in the Chrysler 200, or the Range Rover or the RAM) but now they also moved the dial to the dashboard. Are they putting in the Pacifica bench style front seat accommodating 3? And make the button just marginally bigger than the Mute knob?

What next? Move everything to the touchscreen and forcing us to swipe up and down? Based on how often I have to reset my existing 8.4 UConnect (3 times replaced) by pressing Mute and Browse, it will go really well.

There was nothing inherently wrong with the gear shift pattern on the 2014-2015 Grand Cherokees. It was just different, more like a sequential gearbox.
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Re: Next gen infotainment

I hope they change it to a capacitive touch screen like cell phones have. The touch sensitivity and movement on the map screen is horrid with the current technology.


This looks like a slightly updated version of Uconnect with a higher def screen. I think Jeep was in the lead with their infotainment when this first came out, but they are quickly falling behind. I will not buy another car without Android Auto for sure.
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you do realize that the image being shown is that of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica dash and not the Grand Cherokee. The OP was just pointing out the new Uconnect screen that will make its was to the 2017 GC.
What exactly in my response made you get that vibe that I was not aware that it was a different car and model year?
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Re: Next gen infotainment

That rotary shifter is lame! What a piece
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Re: Next gen infotainment

Can you explain why you had to replace the head unit 3 times. I am also on my 2nd and still having issues.

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This is getting out of hand with Chrysler.

First, the navigation unit appears visually smaller than the 8.4 inch we currently have. While it may well me 8.4 inch diagonal, I think the screen format changed, from the 4:3 we currently have to something like 16:9

Second, and more importantly, the shifter. Why the *u*k did they change it to a rotary dial (I know it is the same in the Chrysler 200, or the Range Rover or the RAM) but now they also moved the dial to the dashboard. Are they putting in the Pacifica bench style front seat accommodating 3? And make the button just marginally bigger than the Mute knob?

What next? Move everything to the touchscreen and forcing us to swipe up and down? Based on how often I have to reset my existing 8.4 UConnect (3 times replaced) by pressing Mute and Browse, it will go really well.

There was nothing inherently wrong with the gear shift pattern on the 2014-2015 Grand Cherokees. It was just different, more like a sequential gearbox.
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Re: Next gen infotainment

I think folks like to live in the past. ONe day there will no longer be any shifters and only rotary dial. Mark my words.

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Re: Next gen infotainment

Lincoln uses buttons instead of the dial shifter.




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Can you explain why you had to replace the head unit 3 times. I am also on my 2nd and still having issues.

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Mike, I had problems with the Navigation and the Radio. GPS location was regularly off (2-300 meters) and the radio could not read from the SD card.
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Re: Next gen infotainment

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The first two things that the next generation infotainment system as the OE should have is a true HD screen that is large and the right processor in it. After all, technically it is a computer. The screen is very important besides showing album art from what ever music source you are listing too, moreover, to show a clear picture of the GPS navigation. A clear picture, the driver can focus quickly and get their eyes back on the road. In addition, a heads up display should be included as option. Of course the processor should be up to stuff so we do not have to wait forever.

Navigation:

In this day & age, their is no reason why we can not get updates in both software features and map databases. The solution of course is the navi apps or built-in system that allows updating.
  • You should have the ability download the software onto you smartphone which will load it onto your headunit or run from your smartphone.
  • For those who do not have a smartphone, you should have option of get a source media to load onto your headunit. That source media should be reasonable priced.
  • Various other car manufactures have been implementing or have started to implement this these technologies.

CarPlay & Android Auto:

Even through, these 2 systems have now shown more development in their infancy stages than, for example, Pioneer AppRadio infotainment system, it should be a standard source incorporated into the OE headunit. As more cars that come equipped with this feature and more aftermarket radios that have it, you should see an increase in the number of apps that will support these formats.

Buit-in Apps:

Many other car manufactures, including FCA, have built-in apps that can be accessed via the smartphone. Currently, many app developers love this option instead of either CarPlay and Android Auto since they are not bound by Apple or Googles requirement. These apps allow for bi-directional control between the screen and the phone. On the developer's website, you will find somewhere a listing of OE development.
  • The headunit should have the ability to connect to the smartphone.
  • For those who do not have a smartphone, their should be a wifi or built-in cellphone connection. This way the driver can register via their own home computer or implement in the software.
  • The only subscription cost should be of the app, not any OE services.

Other Audio Sources:

I think at this point, the standard FM/AM should be HD Radio. Even though I am not a fan of SirusXm anymore, it should be an option. The CD player is another item should be an option. Their should be also another dedicated USB port for the flash drives or other USB sources.

Audio Quality:

At this point as many music streaming services are going with higher bandwidths, Hi Res Audio should be a feature that is standard. Especially since car manufactures are making it tough replace the headunit with an aftermarket one. In addition, better tuning capabilities should be allowed for the owner of the vehicle to set the sound as he/she prefers.

Ease of Use:
  • The touchscreen is best option at this point and it should always be part of the system.
  • Voice Recognition is another option if it is properly calibrated to recognize the background noise associated with a vehicle instead of a person walking around or sitting.
  • An option to reprogram the steering wheel controls to our preferences.

The whole purpose of quality infotainment system is not to have lug around your tablet either your iPad or Android based tablet. The same experience should be migrated into the car environment. After 2 1/2 years using Pioneer AppRadio infotainment system, this what I believe should happen. Once, their are more navi apps for CarPlay, I will make the jump.

Hopefully, member JeepCares (Emily) can voice our concert to those in command. As we all know here, its on going fight for them to listen about Uconnect issues.

Best for now.
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