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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

ushy66ushy66 Posts: 366
edited April 2014 in Jeep

Any changes to the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including Apple CarPlay?

As you may know, Apple has rolled out CarPlay recently at the 2014 Geneva AS and the 2014 NY AS in the Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Hyundai mfg's. Apple CarPlay is a cool new seamless way to integrate your iPhone with your car's infotainment head unit to make mobile voice communication, navigation and music a better and safer experience. Check out the following CNET video link about CarPlay and it's competitors: (http:// " ")

I have an iPhone and enjoy the Apple ecosystem. I will be replacing my current ride in 1-2 years; I have been looking at and will be cross-shopping the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, Toyota Highlander, Acura MDX and next iteration Honda Pilot to be introduced in 2015. Apple has several car mfg partners already (including Toyota and Honda/Acura), with others to join soon, but thus far I have not seen anything about Jeep or Dodge partnering with CarPlay. Check the following link to CarPlay on Apple's website, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see car mfg's who are partnering with CarPlay: (http:// "http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/")

Does anyone know if Jeep and Dodge will get CarPlay?

Also, have you heard of any other feature/content changes that will be added to the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Thanks!

Jake

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 366
    edited June 2014

    Android Auto in Future Jeep Grand Cherokees for Android users

    Google just announced Android Auto, which will compete with Apple's CarPlay, for your Jeep Grand Cherokee (JGC) in-car infotainment experience with lots of voice controls to minimize driver distractions, but we probably won't see it in a new JGC until the 2016 or 2017 JGC.

    Check it out: (http:// "")

  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 366
    edited October 2015
    Are Keyless Ignition Safeguards in place on the new 2014/2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees, like a timed auto shut-off, to eliminate the risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, when you have an attached garage?

    Does anyone know if the 2014/2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees have built-in keyless ignition safeguards, like a timed auto shut-off, to eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, if you have an attached garage? And if not, is there a recall in place yet to retro-fit/fix this problem?

    Check out the following link: http://abcnews.go.com/US/keyless-ignitions-led-carbon-monoxide-deaths-recalled-suit/story?id=33344253

    At the very least, this car tech deficiency can cost the car owner lots of wasted gas and bad MPG #'s, and at the worst it can kill the owner and the entire family!
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 366
    Additional Comment and References on the Keyless Ignition risk of CO Poisoning, and Jeep's Legal Exposure

    Some have argued these inexpensive auto shut-off safeguards are unnecessary, and that drivers who forget to turn off their keyless ignition cars in their garage before they exit their vehicle are 'stupid' and shouldn't be driving at all. I disagree. After all we are human, and we all occasionally make mistakes. This occurs with some frequency when people get distracted by their kids or grand kids, etc, or having a senior moment. While it probably happens more than we might think on non-hybrid models, it probably occurs much more on the ultra quiet hybrids! Sometimes people need to be protected from themselves, and I believe requiring Jeep and other mfg's installing an inexpensive auto-off switch on keyless ignition cars is one of them, when a stupid mistake or forgetfulness could cost someone and their family's lives from carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Heck, one could make the same argument for the necessity of safety features that are showing up on most cars like blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, etc, etc, because if the 'stupid' driving public would only look into their side and rear view mirrors properly and turn their head a little over their right shoulder like they are suppose to before changing lanes in traffic to check their blind spots we shouldn't need those safety features (and other safety nannies) either, right, yet the auto manufactures (including Jeep) claim these features make driving safer (and I agree), and are putting them on more and more of their products/cars.

    Requiring the auto mfg's to retro-fit/fix this problem/tech deficiency seems to me to be a no-brainer, before more people are injured or die from keyless ignition carbon monoxide related poisoning.

    If Jeep does not intervene in a timely fashion and right a wrong in their cars, like issue a TSB and/or recall, for those Jeep cars already sold that have keyless ignitions, it's not only terrible for the owners who will continue to be injured and killed by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to this issue, it can be very expensive to Jeep, like the unintended acceleration suit that cost Toyota at least one billion dollars not so long ago.

    Article #1) Oct 5th ABC News Investigation of Keyless Ignitions: http://abcnews.go.com/US/abc-news-investigation-potential-risk-keyless-ignitions/story?id=34161887

    Article #2) Courthouse News Service: http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/08/28/class-calls-keyless-autos-dangerous.htm
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