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FCA's UConnect 5 packs OTA updates, wireless CarPlay and is 5G ready

It looks like one of our very favorite infotainment systems is poised to get even better.

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Chris Paukert
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FCA's UConnect 5 promises big improvements to one of our favorite infotainment systems, including a huge increase in processing power to yield a system that's five times faster than before.

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The system, which now runs on the Android operating system, features five user-definable profiles that includes presets for audio, seat position, telephony and HVAC preferences.

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FCA seems to have kept the visuals simple, designing for legibility and ease of use over sizzle. The interface looks to be similar, too, primarily touchscreen, with voice recognition and likely steering-wheel-mounted controls.

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FCA says it has futureproofed the system for features down the road, including 5G connectivity and increasing levels of automated driving. Right out of the box, you'll be able to order goods and services from participating businesses and pay for them from your dashboard.

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TomTom once again provides navigation features, this time including over-the-air map updates and last-mile guidance.

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FCA says Uconnect 5 will be available "late this year," though it isn't saying on which vehicles. FCA's brand portfolio includes Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati and Ram.

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