Dodge is launching a group of free apps for Android, iPhone, or BlackBerry smartphone platforms. Boasting a feature set similar to that of the, the Mopar apps act as a digital owners' manual, as well as offering access to owner services.
After downloading the app for their smartphone platform of choice, users will be given access to all of the vehicle operation, warranty, and maintenance information that one would normally find in a paper manual, as well as video demonstrations of features. The smartphone's data connection also allows access to 24-hour roadside assistance, customer care, and Dodges various social media sites for connecting with other owners. Dodge can also make updates to the e-manual through the cloud.
Apps for the Dodge Charger and Durango are currently available for download, with apps for the Dodge Avenger, Journey, and Grand Caravan becoming available in "mid-January 2011." Considering that it's already late-January 2011, we should be seeing them any day now. In addition to the Dodge vehicles, we've also spotted apps for the Chrysler 200 and 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Ram Trucks, so we expect to see more apps for the rest of the Chrysler group models popping up in the future.