The 2008 Jeep Cherokee is available with a variety of audio systems, and will offer the innovative MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System that features built-in navigation, audio, entertainment and communication systems as an optional extra. MyGIG allows customers to use touch screen or voice commands to control features, and includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive where music and photos can be stored. An integrated music jukebox supports Gracenote music-file management to add song, artist and album information to the music files automatically.
Space is reserved on the hard drive for approximately 1,600 songs – more than 100 hours of music. The system also includes a voice-memo recorder feature and MP3 compatibility as well as the UConnect hands-free Communication System. This uses Bluetooth technology to provide voice-activated wireless communication between the occupants’ compatible mobile phones and the vehicle’s onboard receiver.
The voice dialogue system recognizes more than 100,000 words. The navigation system features both 2-D and 3-D bird’s-eye views of roads and multiple route calculation alternatives plus postcode recognition. Maps and guidance are displayed on a motorized, flip-down 6.5-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) colour display. The TFT screen uses an active matrix for viewing from angles up to 180 degrees – perfect for the centre of an instrument panel.
All radio head units available in the Cherokee feature a 3.5 millimetre audio input jack for easy connection to an MP3 player. The Infinity Premium Sound System offers a total of nine speakers, which includes one eight-inch subwoofer. It also includes an eight-channel amplifier producing 368 watts of power.Published 5 August 2008