The upgrade to make their cars compatible with Apple and Google services continue.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA has joined the league by upgrading their software which now allows more than 2 million models from the company to support Apple Siri.
Siri is a voice assistant with artificial intelligence that allows the software to keep track of information, flight timings, weather, appointments and much more. The AI assistant is popular among iPhone users and with years, it is growing into one of the most trusted of them all. The only competition is Cortana by Microsoft. Adopting the technology in cars lead to better communication and make it easier for people to navigate to new locations. Chrysler with its update now supports Siri Eyes Free voice control system.
Over two million vehicles from the brand manufactured and launched between 2013 and 2015 will be able to enjoy this useful upgrade. Owners of Chrysler cars can head to the official website to download their user manual. A dedicated page describes the steps to follow when using the FCA Uconnect infotainment system. In case a buyer is unable to do it on their own, they can head to the nearby dealership store. A dealer can do it on their behalf so as to enjoy the new handsfree controls.
Ford has been consistently supporting their buyer community by launching software upgrades to existing models. They launched an upgrade last year which allowed buyers with 2011 models to experience better software performance. With the latest update, a series of Apple related apps can be used in the car through the infotainment system. Users can use the car to make and receive phone calls made possible by Siri. They no longer have to access any of the functionalities using their phone.
Being able to access them without having to look at a screen is proposed to be the safest way to make phone calls and access information on the go. Siri eyes free works with iPhone 4 and later models. The UConnect version 8.4 is the best the manufacturer could offer at the moment which includes a huge 8.4-inch display. The software update is available on Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram models.
The manufacturer earlier rolled out an update which supported both Apple Car and Android Auto. A new range of Jeep models are also scheduled to hit stores in the following months to expand their lineup.