Here's some good news for Dodge Dart owners everywhere. The first annual AOL Autos Technology of the Year Award has been won by Chrysler's upgraded UConnect system that is featured in the 2013 Dodge Dart. Over 35 entries were competing and the field was narrowed down to six (6) finalists in three categories. The three (3) categories were: connectivity, telematics and active safety. The judges chose UConnect over the MyFord Mobile app, Audi Connect with Google Maps, Cadillac CUE, Honda's LaneWatch technology and Nissan's Tire Pressure Alert and Refill System. The judges were not just anyone, this particular panel knows and understand tech. The judges included editors from AOL Autos, Autoblog and Engadget, as well as a number of other auto and tech journalists and luminaries. If that isn't enough to convince people the UConnect is worthy of the win, readers of Autoblog were polled and they overwhelmingly chose Chrysler's UConnect system as well.
David Kiley, AOL Autos Editor in Chief, remarked that Chrysler's UConnect deserved the first Technology of the Year Award "not because of what it does, but for how UConnect performs every time it's used." Kiley went on to say UConnect "works the way it's supposed to, fills a need and puts a smile on your face." Those familiar with tech nowadays know that when something just works, that makes for the best experience. Since UConnect "just works every time", we'd have to agree that it's worthy of this great award.