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TomTom delivers NDS-based maps, software and services for FCA’s Uconnect 5

26. November 2020

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), who recently joined the NDS Association, have chosen TomTom to supply maps, navigation software as well as live services for the new Uconnect 5 in-vehicle infotainment system. The Uconnect 5 system will be rolled out in Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, and Ram Trucks vehicles. The first models equipped with Uconnect 5 have been available since earlier this year.

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Source: TomTom

TomTom delivers IQ map-compatible NDS maps, allowing FCA drivers to be the first to benefit from automatic over-the-air map updates for change-only information and delivering the freshest content for areas relevant to the user’s personal driving patterns. Uconnect 5 includes the full array of TomTom’s traffic and connected services, such as EV services showing charging points and their availability.  New to FCA vehicles, dynamic range mapping will help electric and internal combustion engine vehicles drivers to visualize the vehicle’s range by displaying how far they can drive on their map. If the battery or fuel is insufficient to make it to the selected destination, the driver will be prompted via an onscreen warning to navigate towards a charging point or fuel station. The user will be provided with a cost comparison of available recharging /refueling stations that are within range.

Another new feature is destination prediction, which enables the system to learn when it is time to prompt the driver with guidance towards one of the user’s favorite places.

Integrated into both the center console and cluster screens, TomTom’s Uconnect 5 can project moving lane and turn-by-turn guidance, as well as speed camera, traffic and hazard warnings to the vehicle’s cluster screen. This feature reduces lateral head movement so drivers can focus on the road for a smooth and safer drive.

Uconnect 5 will be available in all key FCA markets excluding China.

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