Zwartkop, Pretoria – The MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System offers an industry-first combination of customer-friendly usability and premium features in the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicle segments.
As automotive audio and navigation systems slowly evolve, the Chrysler Group steps out to revolutionise the technology with an exclusive bundling of entertainment, information and communication. The new MyGIG™ multimedia head unit is available in two versions, with or without navigation and combines hands-free communication, multiple ways to save and play back music and high-quality audio. The system includes an advanced voice dialogue system that recognises over 100 000 words and touch-screen control for easy operation. Customers can store their favorite music and photos using the Chrysler Group’s first USB 2.0 port interface.
“Reinforcing the Company’s leadership in bringing cutting-edge technology to the South African market, the MyGIG™ multimedia head unit will be available locally for fitment to new Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles, with the Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Nitro being the first vehicles to experience this ground-breaking technology” says Guy Franken, brand manager, Chrysler South Africa.
The optional GPS navigation can use either touch-screen or voice-activated destination input. It has both 2-D and 3-D bird’s-eye views of roads and multiple route calculation. Maps and guidance appear on a 6.5-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) display. The TFT screen is an active-matrix display that allows for viewing from angles up to 180 degrees — perfect for the centre of an instrument panel.
Working in conjunction with a touch screen, the integrated voice dialogue system controls the audio, navigation and phone. Recognising more than 100 000 words and being capable of learning and growing, it is specifically helpful with Southern African accents.
At 20 gigabytes, the MyGIG™ multimedia head unit enables hard-drive-based navigation, storage of photos and the ability to rip and store music downloaded from CD or a USB memory device. Space is additionally reserved on the hard drive for approximately 1 600 songs; over 100 hours of music. A voice-memo recorder is also available allowing up to three minutes of notes to be recorded onto the system. As well as music, JPEG photos can be downloaded through the USB port interface and viewed on the screen. These photos can be used to create a custom background for the radio display.
Providing extreme adaptability in the audio / video entertainment system, the MyGIG™ multimedia head unit supports three simultaneous audio-output sources and two simultaneous video-output sources. When the vehicle is in Park, the driver and front-seat passenger can watch video on the radio head-unit display. The system also has the ability to play and control DVD audio and video from either the head unit or an external DVD player.
On certain models, a reversing camera is also integrated into the MyGIG™ system with play-back on the TFT screen, enabling safe reversing in tight situations.
Chrysler Group is the only company offering completely integrated audio, navigation, entertainment and hands-free communication in one system, controlled through voice commands and utilising touch screen, with the capability of downloading photos and music to a hard drive from CD or a USB compatible memory device.
Video Entertainment System (VES®)
The VES consists of a rear-seat DVD player with a 7-inch liquid crystal display (LCD), a battery-powered remote control and two wireless, multi-channel headphones. The system plays DVD, audio, WMA, audio and video CDs and MP3 audio discs. Additionally, there are auxiliary-input jacks on the faceplate to show video directly from a video camera, play games from a video-game console and listen to music from a portable MP3 player. The audio from the VES can be heard through the vehicle’s speaker system, through the wireless headphones or both.
UConnect™ hands free communication system
The UConnect™ Hands Free Communication system which uses Bluetooth® technology to provide wireless communication between the customer’s compatible mobile phone and the vehicle’s onboard receiver will be rolled out locally as soon as it becomes available.
The optional MyGIG infotainment system (with or without navigation) retails for R14 900.