Have you ever bought something and then changed your mind about it later on down the road? Otherwise known as “buyer’s remorse,” we’re sure you’ve experienced it at least once. Chrysler Group is trying to prevent that dreaded regret by offering the industry-first dealer-activated navigation system for its Uconnect infotainment system.
Navigation is available on many automakers’ infotainment systems and has become a necessary driving companion for many drivers on the road today. With the dealer-activated capability, certain Chrysler Group vehicle owners can have navigation turned on, even if they did not choose the option when they purchased the vehicle.
Having a dealer being able to activate Uconnect’s navigation days, weeks, months, or years after the vehicle’s purchase benefits both drivers who decide they actually do want the navigation system and used car buyers. Dealer-activated navigation is possible because the necessary hardware is already installed in the vehicle. It is convenient because it eliminates the clutter and required charging of portable devices like smartphones and GPS’s.
If you have navigation capabilities turned on by the dealer anytime after the vehicle’s purchase, you will still receive the same map data as pre-ordered systems, including points of interest, junction views, lane guidance, speed-limit information, trip programming, and turn-by-turn audio directions. Uconnect dealer-activated navigation will be initially available on the 2013 Ram 1500 full-size pickup, SRT Viper, and the 2013 Fiat 500L.