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Old 01-15-2015, 08:55 AM
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Re: Uconnect at CES 2015

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I was at CES the past couple days... The Uconnect app and platform will be updated heavily this year. They showed me the ability to locate your vehicle, show diagnostics, send destinations/maps to the vehicle all from the app.

The bigger gripe I stated with them was the response time for locking/unlocking/starting vehicle from the app. They agreed that it was about 1.5 minutes.

The reason for this is that once the signal is received by the car the Uconnect system has to boot up... The part that controls the remote features are in the apps section of the radio. If you have ever tried to open the apps after starting the vehicle you see how long that takes.

Uconnect plans to reorder the boot order in order to decrease response time. With these changes and additions Uconnect subscription may be worth the $14.99
From my conversation the updated App will be available soon but the functionality on 2014 models will be a staggered update. They did not say it wouldn't be available.

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Old 01-15-2015, 08:58 AM
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Re: Uconnect at CES 2015

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Uconnect access is hardware in the vehicle plus software on cloud servers. I don't know if the firmware on the hardware will need to be updated to work with the new apps.
This is my understanding from a conversation at the CES booth.
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From my conversation the updated App will be available soon but the functionality on 2014 models will be a staggered update. They did not say it wouldn't be available.

Greetings,

By any chance did you inquire about the possibilities of CarPlay or Android Auto for the 2014+ Headunit?

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Greetings,

By any chance did you inquire about the possibilities of CarPlay or Android Auto for the 2014+ Headunit?
I did not unfortunately.
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Re: Uconnect at CES 2015

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I did not unfortunately.

Greetings,

No worries.

It does affect me anyway, but it would be great for the others who could not upgrade the head units due to the Uconnect interface problems.

Thanx again.

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