Established Fiat-Chrysler supplier Harman has anounced it makes the Uconnect infotainment system in the EMEA markets Jeep Renegade.

The supplier claims the system has increased voice recognition capabilities and more realistic navigation. Entertainment features include DAB (digital radio) tuner, Bluetooth streaming audio and iPod compatibility.

Drivers can make phone calls, give navigation instructions and play music by voice control and entering destinations is said to be a one-shot action, with city, street and building number one natural sequence. 3D terrain, cities and landmarks make navigation more realistic, Harman claims.

Uconnect is also in other 2014 Chrysler and Fiat models including the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee.  

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European premiere of the new Jeep Renegade with state-of-the-art HARMAN infotainment system

Wed, Sep 10, 2014 11:52 CET

New Jeep Renegade equipped with a ward-winning HARMAN Uconnect™ infotainment system

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.  

Original source: Harman