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Yesterday At CES Chrysler announced that the fourth-generation of Uconnect will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. And that means good things for your next Jeep

FCA is saying we might see the technology “in select models during 2016”, however no mention was in which vehicles from which brands. Although if we had to wager we would bet on something Jeep, just based on the sheer volume of the brand.

We fully expect the JL Wrangler will debut with the technology come its MY2018 roll-out

Aside from the smartphone software, the company says UC 4.0 will also offer hopped up internals aiding start up and processing, plus capacitive touchscreens featuring higher resolutions then before.

“The Uconnect team is evolving Uconnect and making it even better,” said Joni Christensen, head of Uconnect marketing for FCA.

Marketing at it's finest...
 

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The Wrangler is coming out far enough in the future that it will surely get these. I'm looking forward to trying them out.
 

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Thought that FCA wouldn't support Andriod since only CarPlay was mentioned but UConnect will support Andriod Auto too. Most likely added to the JL since mobile compatibility is going to be the standard in the future but the current UConnect customers may be out of luck. Not sure if the current software will be compatible with it.
 

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Would be great if there was some way to 'jailbreak' or 'hack' into these and change to a firmware more to our liking, chances are in doing that there may be some things we can't use but in the end it will still be a win.
 

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I'm sure there's a way if someone has the time and knowledge but it's not going to happen any time soon. There's around 100 million lines of code in your typical new-model vehicle, that's a lot of code to go through.
 

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I'm sure there's a way if someone has the time and knowledge but it's not going to happen any time soon. There's around 100 million lines of code in your typical new-model vehicle, that's a lot of code to go through.
and not all 100 million lines have to do with playing music.... and those 100 million lines of code are typically segregated into the own functional ecosystems. Drive code is together, safety code is together, fun code is together.
 

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Would be great if there was some way to 'jailbreak' or 'hack' into these and change to a firmware more to our liking, chances are in doing that there may be some things we can't use but in the end it will still be a win.
Could be possible for someone to hack the Jeep system for a bit of infotainment system tweaking.
Turns out FCA didn't install a safety system for the Jeep that was hacked last year. Volkswagen, Audi, and Bentley had similar radios made by Harman International but they installed safety systems to stop hackers.

Maybe FCA did install hack prevention but it doesn't seem as effective as the one installed by the other three auto companies.
 
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