FCA offers Apple Siri Eyes Free feature to vehicles through Uconnect® software update

Vehicle owners with properly equipped 2013-2015 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram vehicles can now add Apple Siri Eyes Free capability to their vehicle´s Uconnect system, the company said.

Vehicle owners in the US and Canada can download a complementary software update from https://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/

FCA Uconnect (NYSE: FCAU) is releasing a new complimentary software update designed to add Apple Siri Eyes Free capability to the vehicle´s Uconnect system for nearly two million properly equipped Uconnect vehicles dating back to the 2013 model year.

Drivers can activate Siri Eyes Free from the voice button on the steering wheel and speak natural language voice commands to send text messages, play music, set reminders, place phone calls and access turn-by-turn directions.

Drivers will simply push and hold the voice recognition button on the steering wheel until the Siri screen appears on the 8.4-inch touch screen and the user hears the audible tones. Siri Eyes Free is compatible with an Apple iPhone 4s or later.

Launched in 2003, Uconnect systems are FCA´s in-vehicle connectivity centers, designed to keep consumers connected, entertained and, most importantly, focused on the road.

Each FCA vehicle comes equipped with a Uconnect system that provides drivers with a range of available communication, navigation, entertainment features and connected services, including:

FCA US LLC is a North American automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies.

FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”