Balocco/Karlsbad – September 10, 2014 – The new Jeep Renegade, which celebrates its EMEA launch, will bring state-of-the-art infotainment and connectivity to the world of midsize SUVs. The new Uconnect™ infotainment system by HARMAN that features increased voice recognition capabilities and more realistic navigation will help drivers stay connected to their vehicles and the world around them. It also offers vast entertainment properties incl. DAB tuner, Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio and iPod compatibility.
“We’re excited that the Jeep Renegade will be the tradition-rich car manufacturer’s third iconic vehicle to feature our innovative Uconnect system,” says Sachin Lawande, President of HARMAN’s Infotainment Division. “Drivers of the Jeep Renegade will have access to an array of easy-to-use features to help them stay connected, informed and focused on driving.”
With a 6.5-inch color touch screen, this state-of-the-art system by HARMAN offers access to the many innovative infotainment features. The platform also delivers faster response and sharper navigation, and offers drivers one-step voice command of navigation and other functions. Drivers can make phone calls, give navigation instructions and play their favorite music by voice control – all without compromising safety. Entering destinations is a “one-shot” action, with the city, street and building number all in one natural sequence. A 3D-terrain model, 3D-cities and 3D-landmarks make navigation more realistic than ever.
Key features include:
· Total speech control with hands-free calling, voice command + one shot voice recognition
· Vast entertainment properties incl. AM/FM radio, DAB tuner, streaming audio + iPod compatibility
· Full feature GPS navigation incl. 3D city models, landmarks + enhanced digital terrain models
· Useful information tools as for example the compass function, Radio Data System + Traffic Message Channel integration
The Jeep Renegade isn’t the only Chrysler Group vehicle to feature the Uconnect system by HARMAN. Uconnect also powers the Connected Media Center in numerous 2014 Chrysler and FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs, like the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, as well as the current Viper sports car.
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HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.
For further information please contact:
Director Corporate Affairs and Communications Europe
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