• Aug 15, 2008
Click above to view a video of the Chrysler UConnect system.

Chrysler's wireless, in-car Internet system will be made available beginning on August 25th, with pricing set at $499 for the Uconnect equipment, a $50 installation at the dealer, a $35 initial activation charge and a service fee of $29 per month. The cost of the system might be bearable for business users, but everyday consumers may be content with their Edge or 3G-enabled smartphones for mobile web browsing and email.

Check out our original post on the UConnect system here and view a video demonstration of the system in action here.

[Source: InformationWeek]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the internet. I love cars.

      I also love peanut butter and lasagna, but that doesn't mean I should put them together.

      Cars are becoming bloated with senseless technology. There's nothing here I can't get from a decent smartphone, for less money.

      Lotus has it right... less is definitely more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should fix their interiors first, maybe.

      Just my opinion though...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can a person come to a Chrysler dealership with ANY car and have this installed?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This might work with a Large BMW, Lexus, or Mercedes Sedan but I doubt chrysler buyers will be buying this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      as I mentioned on another blog, they announced the price with the system originally on June 26. I believe Autoblog covered it extensively.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Honey, Climb in the back and move them there antennas around.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sweeeet! Now I can keep downloading torrents 24*7!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is not very competitive with EVDO or EDGE rates, and it's only for your car? I guess you could replace your home internet with it if your car is always parked close to the house, but then you'd have to keep your car running :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Worst idea ever...
      • 6 Years Ago
      It would be a cool option in a conversion van. Can you still buy conversion vans?
      • 6 Years Ago
      5 years too late.. cell phone and wireless cards have made this obsolete.. people who really need it already solved this issue..
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. Leave it to Chrysler to answer a question...

        ... no one was asking! :( :(
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very nice option. Great for the businessman that doesn't fiddle with all the new kiddie toys and have to re-learn configs. This is just a wifi hotspot, and many people can use that.
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