Google and FCA together to develop infotainment system

Fat-Chrysler's Uconnect 8.4 multimedia in-vehicle computer will run Android Nougat 7.0. The smart platform will be unveiled at CES in Las Vegas

Google and FCA continue to work together. After partnering to create the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the two companies are ready to develop a new Android infotainment system designed for cars.

The technology, according to press releases from the two companies, will be presented during CES 2017, which begins in a few days in Las Vegas. In fact, the automotive group also has other interesting news in store for the international event dedicated to consumer electronics. In fact, Fiat-Chrysler intends to launch from the CES stage also Portal, a hyper-technological and self-driving electric minivan. Back to the new project, Uconnect 8.4, the Fiat-Chrysler group's in-car computer system, will run on the green robot software platform.

The infotainment system from Google and FCA

Let's now take a look at some of the features that will be available on Fiat-Chrysler's 8.4-inch Uconnect display thanks to Android. While we wait to find out a few more details, the two companies' new infotainment system will run Android Nougat 7.0 and include some interesting features. The new platform will allow Uconnect to integrate with Google's numerous operating system apps, such as Google Assistant, Google Maps and many other entertainment apps, among which we find music and radio listening apps. As FCA's Chris Barman says, "With Android, we're able to keep Uconnect's interface unique and intuitive, all while integrating our easy-to-use system with Android's features and its ecosystem of apps."

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