Siri Eyes Free buckles into select Fiat Chrysler vehicles

Fiat Chrysler has now made available a software update that brings Siri Eyes Free to a select roster of 2013-2015 Chrysler, Jeep, Ram and Dodge vehicles. Specifically, Fiat Chrysler says that the update is available for nearly two million vehicles that sport a Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen display.

Covered vehicles include:

  • 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500
  • 2013-2015 Dodge Viper
  • 2014-2015 Dodge Durango
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger
  • 2014-2015 Jeep® Cherokee and Grand Cherokee
  • 2015 Jeep Renegade
  • 2015 Chrysler 200 and 300

Different from CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free is a feature that allows drivers to access Siri voice commands through a connected phone by tapping a button on the steering wheel of their car. Drivers can then query Apple's digital assistant over their car audio system without fumbling with their phone.

To grab the update, owners of compatible vehicles can head to the Uconnect website and enter their VIN number. From there, the update can be downloaded, loaded onto a USB stick, and installed on the Uconnect system.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster