New for the 2022 model year, Ram is launching its Uconnect 5 system. The updated system delivers faster operating speeds, new content and improved customization for Ram pickups and Ram Commercial vehicles. Uconnect 5 also offers new convenience and connected services, keeping Ram truck customers and fleet owners engaged and informed while drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Pickup and commercial vehicle owners are unique when it comes to vehicle information because most of the time they operate close to or at maximum capability. Uconnect 5 allows users to create an exclusive home screen with a familiar feel. Customers can personalize the Uconnect home screen with frequently used features for quick and easy access via one-touch operation. Whether it be towing 16,824 kilograms (37,090 pounds) in a Ram 3500 or hauling a heavy payload of recreational vehicles with family in the cab, the Uconnect 5 system can be customized to quickly give drivers the information they need in the cluster screen, centre screen or the heads up display (HUD).

In addition to featuring Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto, Uconnect 5 is equipped with a dual phone application that makes connecting and sharing easy for Ram pickup and Ram commercial fleet customers. Uconnect can manage input from both devices with the ability to name one a priority over the other for various functions, including navigation, music selection and text messages. Uconnect 5 offers several fully customizable interfaces storing up to five different user profiles.

Uconnect’s navigation is an intuitive built-in solution from TomTom and includes traffic and connected services. Additionally, turn-by-turn navigation is available in the cluster and HUD with or without Apple Car Play or Android Auto.

Maps Over the Air and Last Mile Navigation also are new to Ram. The feature automatically detects, downloads and installs relevant available map updates in the background. Last Mile Navigation provides walking directions from your vehicle to your final destination, via the Uconnect companion smartphone app.

For the 2022 model year the Ram Telematics feature receives a major upgrade, allowing preferred third-party fleet data collection companies to offer monitoring services for fleet owners. More detailed information helps provide savings across the fleet in terms of fewer accidents, regular maintenance, avoided downtime and general operational efficiency.

Under the direction of the fleet owner, Ram’s new TBM sends information related to those specific vehicles to the cloud, where it can be collected by assigned third-party companies. The data collection companies then package the information for the fleet owner to use in making decisions on how best to organize routes, appropriate vehicles, driver changes and loads.

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