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Automakers may know drivetrains and in-cabin comforts but fail at infotainment and connectivity

Here's what we appreciate, and the things that need rethinking.

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Fiat Chrysler teases the new Uconnect system at the Consumer Electronics Show, with Apple Carplay and Android Auto among the host of improvements coming this year.

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Specialty Uconnect System Features A 12.1 Inch Touchscreen

Dodge introduces Uconnect 12.1 for 2016 Pursuit vehicles. Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

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Dodge is making a big upgrade to its Charger Pursuit police car for 2016, adding a massive 12.1-inch UConnect touchscreen and relocating the police laptop.

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Harman believes that there aren't similar software vulnerabilities as the one in the Uconnect system that the company supplies to FCA.

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NHTSA is investigating Harman Kardon, which supplies Uconnect to FCA, to see if Harman Kardon's other infotainment systems are also vulnerable to hacking.

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Carjacking has gone wireless, as automakers and Congress scramble for a solution. Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

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We walk through the update process on a Ram 1500 to show what owners of the 1.4 million recalled FCA products can do to secure their infotainment systems.

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Remote Breach Highlights Security Flaw In Popular Infotainment Feature

One of America's most popular cars contains a security flaw that allows hackers to remotely commandeer it from anywhere on the planet.

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Dodge has significantly updated its full-size Durango for the 2014 model year, giving the seven-passenger hauler a fresh look and a well-rounded boost of competitive features as it enters its fourth year in the showroom.

When planning the first ever Technology of the Year Award, our colleagues at AOL Autos decided early on that it would be great to give away the winning technology. Since all of this tech comes attached to vehicles, that meant giving away another car!

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

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Cost of high-efficiency models, 2014 Mazda6, Best and Worst Sellers of 2013

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Get in just about any mid-level Chrysler product these days, and you'll see a touchscreen head unit that would be perfect for a navigation system. The only thing is that some of these cars equipped with the head unit for Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system were not optioned up with navigation at the time of purchase, leaving drivers looking for turn-by-turn directions relying on either an aftermarket nav system or a smartphone. Starting on select new Chrysler products, however, customers wit

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Dodge has released a second smash-cut "How to..." ad for the new Dart. Just like the last one, its full of a whole lot of stuff coming at you at once.

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Two of the major trends in car connectivity are to use a connected smartphone as the vehicle's infotainment system or for access to mobile service, or include a standalone system with its own wireless access that gains additional features when connected to a smartphone. Chrysler is apparently going the latter way with the overhaul of Uconnect, partnering with Sprint to provide wireless access so that owners will no longer need to use their own phones.

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