ottobre 17, 2017 - Jeep

2018 Jeep® Cherokee Latitude With All-new Tech Connect Package Includes New Uconnect Skill for Amazon Alexa and an Amazon Echo Dot Device

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‘Alexa, Ask #uconnect to Start My #jeep Cherokee’
  • FCA #uconnect and #amazon launch home-to-car #alexa skills on the 2018 Jeep® #cherokee equipped with 8.4-inch display and #uconnect Access
  • Uconnect skill for #amazon #alexa allows owners with an #alexa device to:
    • use their voice to remotely start and stop the engine
    • lock and unlock doors
    • send commands directly to NAV-equipped models
    • monitor vehicle vitals
  • Jeep #cherokee Latitude models equipped with Tech Connect Package feature enhanced exterior appearance and interior content
    • Customers receive an #amazon #echodot device, a three-month subscription to the #amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan and a three-month membership to Audible
October 12, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2018 Jeep® Cherokee Latitude equipped with an all-new Tech Connect Package enhances the owner connection with the introduction of the new #uconnect skill for #amazon #alexa. #alexa is Amazon’s voice service and is behind devices such as the #amazon Echo, #echodot and Echo Show. #alexa provides a set of capabilities referred to as skills, which enable customers to make voice-activated requests.

The #jeep Cherokee’s new Tech Connect Package responds to a multitude of voice commands via #alexa. The menu of commands can start the vehicle’s engine, lock and unlock doors, send navigation instructions to the vehicle, plus check fuel and tire pressure levels.

The introduction of #amazon #alexa to the #jeep #cherokee allows us to meet consumers’ increasing desire for innovation of information,” said Mike Manley, Head of #jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Jeep Cherokee’s new Tech Connect Package allows customers to minimize the everyday stresses of busy lifestyles by providing them with a variety of ways to stay conveniently connected to their vehicles, while making every drive exceptionally informative, entertaining and unique.”

With the purchase of a 2018 #jeep #cherokee Latitude equipped with the new Tech Connect Package, consumers will receive an #amazon #echodot, a three-month subscription to the #amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan – the on-demand full catalog streaming service with access to tens of millions of songs, thousands of hand-curated playlists and personalized stations – and natural language voice controls via #alexa. Also included is a three-month membership to Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of digital spoken-word entertainment, with more than 375,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.

Jeep #cherokee Latitude models equipped with the new Tech Connect Package exemplify a sleek and distinguished appearance with Diamond Black Crystal-painted lower cladding and gloss black finishes on the chin applique, upper and lower grille surround, roof rails and badging. In addition, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels add a premium touch and road presence.

Inside, #jeep #cherokee Latitude models equipped with the Tech Connect Package receive the #uconnect 8.4-inch infotainment center with 3G connectivity, rear backup assist and one-touch up/down front windows, plus Premium Audio Group and a one-year Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscription.

In addition, beginning Nov. 1, consumers who purchase any 2018 #jeep #cherokee with the #uconnect 8.4-inch infotainment center can download the #alexa skills to their own Echo device.

To initiate the #uconnect skill for #amazon #alexa, owners must register with #uconnect Access connected services, then search for and enable the #uconnect skill in the skills store in the #alexa app. Once the customer’s #uconnect Access and #amazon accounts are linked, customers can ask any #alexa device to open the #uconnect skill.

“Customers with an #alexa device in their home can simply ask #alexa to start their #jeep #cherokee, send directions to their navigation system and more, before they even leave their house,” said Ned Curic, Vice President #automotive at #amazon #alexa. “Voice is a big part of the future because it can simplify everyday tasks like these and we are excited that #jeep is bringing this level of connectivity to customers.”