Fiat 500 Gets Connected: Navigation & Apps

Fiat Chrysler Automobile unveiled the new version of their Fiat 500 that offers Uconnect LIVE services, a range of connected apps and services (via a tethered phone connection) which are included in the price of the car.

The Uconnect LIVE app can be downloaded from Apple Store or Google Play Store on a smartphone. As soon as the smartphone is connected to the New 500 Lounge, many applications can be viewed and controlled on the touchscreen of the Uconnect system. The apps have been redesigned and adapted for use while driving.

Uconnect LIVE will be gradually available in a number of countries across Europe; immediately available in Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg on Uconnect 5" Radio and Radio Nav for Android and iOS smartphones.

Uconnect LIVE allows direct access on the touchscreen to TuneIn Internet radio, with over 100,000 stations worldwide, Deezer Internet music, with over 35 million tracks for ‘Deezer Premium’ users, Reuters, for the most recent world news, and Facebook and Twitter.

The system can also be used to access eco:Drive, a driving style app which allows to slash fuel consumption by up to 16% and contributes to reducing CO2 emissions by providing driving tips in real time.

Another app is my:Car that offers real time warnings, service deadline memos and an interactive owner handbook to help drivers manage the car maintenance as best as possible. When a smartphone is connected via Bluetooth, the most important warnings are transferred to the Uconnect LIVE personal account to simplify servicing.

TomTom connected navigation

TomTom is also providing their connected navigation solution to the Fiat 500. While TomTom has been providing GPS navigation to Fiat for many years, this is the first time the Italian car maker is including the connected services of the Dutch company.

TomTom LIVE Services:

– TomTom Traffic for: up-to-date traffic information, Traffic gets drivers to their destinations faster.

– Speed Cameras: Mobile and fixed speed camera alerts on the go.

– Local search with TomTom Places.

– TomTom Weather: Drivers will receive local and five-day forecasts.

The TomTom connected services are also available on Fiat 500x and will be available on further selected models and countries across Europe.

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