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The automaker's Uconnect system is a great solution to end distracted driving

AOL Autos set out in January 2012 to name our first ever Technology of the Year Winner. And we are happy to announce that Chrysler's upgraded Uconnect system introduced in the 2013 Ram 1500 and Dodge Viper, and soon to be rolled into the rest of the Chrysler-Ram-Dodge-Jeep lineup, won over both our judging panel, as well as out consumer voters.


The first annual AOL Autos Technology of the Year Award has been won by Chrysler's upgraded UConnect system.


Breadth of connectivity services and superb execution makes Uconnect a finalist and model for industry

The pickup truck for many is really a rolling office. That's why Chrysler and Sprint chose the redesigned 2013 Ram 1500 as one of the vehicles to debut a new connectivity system -- Uconnect Access.


Click above to view a video of the Chrysler UConnect system.


Though we've known Chrysler has been planning to offer in-car internet connectivity on its 2009 models as an option through Mopar for a few months now, the Auburn Hills-based automaker has now given it an official name and bundled the technology with a suite of in-car tech solutions. Called uconnect web, the in-car wi-fi capability will be offered alongside other technologies called uconnect phone, uconnect tunes, uconnect gps and uconnect studios. uconnect phone is basically bluetooth compatibi


Chrysler just issued a press release detailing all the new technology that will soon be available in many of its 2009 model year vehicles, and the highlight would have to be the UConnect communications system that looks to compete with some aspects of Ford's Microsoft-powered SYNC system. UConnect appears to be a fancy name for Bluetooth phone integration coupled with voice recognition technology. In addition to pairing up your phone and downloading your address book, you can also input navigati

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