2013 Ram 1500 Safety/Uconnect: Deep Dive

Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by in Auto News

There are nearly 50 different and unique safety features on the 2013 Ram 1500, some are passive, some have predictive software behind their reactions, and some will probably never be used in the life of the vehicle. Ram has us identify even a sheet with all the different systems and is on a new truck (Click here to download) And most of them we have identified here. Looking closer to crash-test data and a segment comparison, when the vehicle is tested by the government later this year.


The 2013 Ram 1500 uses both passive and active safety and security features that make the new truck one of the safest vehicles on the road. Side curtain airbags for front and rear passengers;; standard equipment on the truck is six airbags, smart-sensor multi-stage driver and passenger bags are to be seat-mounted side pelvic and thorax airbags and other technologies to the driver with more awareness provide around the vehicle.

Other safety features with a truck-friendly quality include a variety of technologies such as electronic stability control, trailer sway control, hill start assist support, advanced traction control and many others. One feature that we believe is the popular new push-button start and one-touch central lock, the lock and unlock the doors and the tailgate simultaneously RamBox.

With so many safety features and technologies, we are all a list. We know here (in alphabetical order, with some of our favorites at the top) Additional functionality may come in the face of what we heard from engineers trying to build a significant upgradeability in the electrical skeleton. We're pretty sure that new models come out in the next few years we will see that these upgrades are used.

  • All-speed traction control: Senses drive slip and applies individual brakes on all wheels from slipping and reduces excess engine power until traction is regained.
  • Brake lock differential system: The vehicle can maintain forward movement, when one or two wheels loses traction by selectively and / or aggressive application brakes the spinning wheels.
  • Electronic stability control: Improved driver control and helps directional stability under all conditions. It provides the greatest benefit to serious situations, such as turns, and is especially valuable when driving on mixed ground conditions such as snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between what the driver asks through the steering wheel and the vehicle in the way, the system can apply selective braking and gas input to the vehicle again. On the driver's intended path
  • Hill Start Assist: Helps the driver at startup of a vehicle on an incline, by maintaining the level of the brake pressure for a short time after the driver steps applied by the brake pedal. If throttle is not applied within a short time, brake pressure will be released.
  • Integrated trailer brake control circuit: This allows you to automatically or manually activate the electronic brakes properly equipped trailers for more stopping power on downhill grades.
  • Lock on Sync tire pressure monitors: This tire pressure monitoring system itself learns tire position after rotation or if the tire is moved to a new location.
  • Parkview rear camera: Provides a wide-angle view of the area immediately behind the vehicle and displays guidelines that take into account the steering commands. Also helps in the snake a trailer to the vehicle tow bar. Depending on the equipment, displays the image on the navigation screen or rear-view mirror when the transmission is in reverse gear.
  • Remote Start: Starts the engine within a certain distance outside the vehicle using the key fob.
  • Roll cage Body: Protects occupants by managing and controlling energy in the event of an impact.
  • Trailer Sway Control: Reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions caused crosswinds and traffic. The system monitors the vehicle relative to the driver's intended path, then applies alternating brake pressure to slow the vehicle and then increases the pressure on one front wheel to the sway induced by the trailer counter.
  • Tire pressure monitoring system: Sensors inform the valve stems in all four wheels continuous radio frequency signals to a receiver for the occupants, when the tire pressure is too low.
  • Advanced multi-stage air bags: Inflates with a force corresponding to the severity of the impact.
  • ABS brakes: Senses and prevents wheel lock, improved steering under extreme braking and / or slippery conditions. Advanced ABS modulates each of the four brakes individually for optimum control and stopping performance.
  • Auto-reverse sun roof: The sunroof automatically reverses to the open position when an object is detected glass movement restricted.
  • Auto-reverse windows: Window automatically reversed in the lower position when an obstacle is detected glass movement restricted.
  • Rain-sensing wipers: Wipers automatically activated during precipitation.
  • Belt Alarm: Periodically activates a chime and illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver because buckle.
  • Brake Assist: In a panic brake condition, the system applies maximum braking power to provide the shortest possible stopping distance.
  • Brake Override: When a disagreement between the gas and the brake is available, causing the braking signal the motor controller to reduce the engine output, so that the user to stop.
  • Brake / Park interlock: Prevents automatic accidentally moved from its parking when the brake pedal is.
  • Child seat anchors: Latch system is designed to ease the installation of compatible child safety seats.
  • Child-protection rear door locks: Disables the rear doors' inside-release handles via a small lever on the door-shut face.
  • Crumple zones: Designed to compress during an accident to absorb energy from an impact, decreasing transfer of that energy to occupants.
  • Digressive load limiting retractors: A two-step function, the maximum force is limited to the seat belt webbing to absorb the energy of the occupant torso during a collision.
  • Energy-absorbing steering column: The manual adjustment of the steering column utilizes two hydroformed coaxial tubes that move relative to each other so. The column to move forward for enhanced energy absorption during an impact
  • Enhanced Accident Response System: Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by. Interior lights and hazard warning lights and unlocking doors after air-bag Also blocks the flow of fuel to the engine.
  • Height adjustable front seat belts: Allows driver and passenger to raise and lower the shoulder belt to a comfortable fit to offer.
  • Halogen projector headlamps: A high-performance projection-beam is supported by LEDs for improved light distribution pattern consistency, distance and more lumens.
  • Homelink: Stores operate three high-frequency code garage door openers, security gates, security lighting or other radio equipment.
  • Within memory maneuver: A glow-in-the-dark handle, used when someone accidentally can be intercepted on the RamBox.
  • Interior head-impact protection: Interior pillars above the beltline and instrument panel – including areas around the windshield and rear window headers, roof and side-rail structures and shoulder-belt turning loops – are designed to limit head-impact force.
  • Keyless Enter 'n Go: When an individual enters the vehicle, sensors detect when the key fob is present and allow the individual to a button to push the car without inserting the key into the ignition to start. (The driver must apply the brake pedal when starting normally.)
  • Kneepads: The lower instrument panel and the glove box door are designed to properly position the occupant to work so effectively airbags.
  • Navigation System: Easy-to-use maps with audible turn-by-turn directions, more than 6 million points of interest and lane guidance.
  • Occupant restraint systems controller: Detects an impact and determines whether a crash severe enough to trigger air bag deployment is and whether the primary or secondary stage inflation is sufficient. In addition, the controller detects side impacts and determines whether the rail should extend curtain and side seat-mounted (thorax protection) airbags. Engagement of the forward seat-belt tensioner is controlled by the controller.
  • Park Sense rear park assist: Detect stationary objects while. At low speeds in Reverse It consists of audible warnings for the driver and a visual display in the customer information center or in the rearview mirror, depending on truck options.
  • Power-adjustable pedals: Allows brake and accelerator pedals to move toward or away from the driver to achieve a comfortable seating position.
  • Remote Keyless Entry: Lock and unlock doors, tailgate and RamBox, and interior lights switched on. If the vehicle is equipped with an alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system.
  • Rain Brake Support: The system uses the electronic stability control pump to occasionally push brake pads lightly to the brake discs in wet conditions to keep rotors dry and ensure maximum braking power.
  • Belt tensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate belt tensioners in the front row to immediately remove slack belts, whereby the forward movement of the occupants heads and torsos.
  • Sentry Key Immobilizer: When the key is inserted in the ignition, the controller sends a random number to the key, which has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed security code. If the correct key is used, the engine is allowed to start. If a different key is used, the engine is shut down after a few seconds.
  • Side guard door beams: Provides occupant protection during a side impact.
  • SmartBeam automatic main beam: When driving at night, the system detects oncoming traffic and automatically switch back from high to low beams and again when the traffic passed.
  • Standard side curtain airbags: Extends protection to all exterior front and rear passengers. Each side airbag has. Own impact sensor which solves autonomously the airbag on the side where an impact occurs
  • Uconnect Voice Command: Allows the driver to operate a Bluetooth compatible mobile phone. When the phone is first connected, Uconnect can synchronize up to 1,000 contacts, which can then be selected by saying a contact name. In addition, the driver can radio mode, tune AM / FM and SiriusXM Satellite Radio stations change and challenge real-time information (eg fuel costs) of SiriusXM Travel.
  • Alarm: Deters vandalism and theft, frequently lowering insurance premiums. System protects the vehicle from theft by monitoring door-and liftgate open switch and the ignition circuit for unauthorized entry.

Uconnect access

The next generation access Uconnect Multimedia Entertainment System debuted in 2013 Ram. The new system uses a wireless platform for controlling and managing what. On a media center for drivers and passengers, a bit like a combination of a home or office computer with a smartphone

Uconnect is a new 8.4-inch touch-screen console, also redundant controls for the radio and air conditioning provides controlled. As the 2013 Ram goes on sale, Chrysler will offer an expanded SiriusXM channel lineup with Sprint as a data partner for all the required connectivity.

The 2013 Ram is available with two platforms called Uconnect Media Center Media Center R3 and R4. The main difference between the two is that R3 is no navigation package or HD radio ready, but both may be added if the customer (or a future owner) wants it to be. Both packages offer SiriusXM Radio, voice recognition, music playback and SMS access through SD, USB and AUX inputs. (The R4 is an additional USB port offers in the media console.) A CD player is located in the center console.

R3 and R4 are the platforms include a built-in wireless connection, which provides direct access to 911 emergency services with the push of a button on the rearview mirror. The same system will also be regular vehicle health reports, the manner in which the owner chooses. This connection also allows smartphone owners to lock and unlock the doors, start the vehicle and flash the lights. To enable both Media Center applications for large vehicle access to the engine and electronic data using speech recognition or icons on the 8.4-inch screen.

The new Uconnect software can be upgraded without replacing the existing setup. Many of the upgrades can be downloaded, such as a smartphone, rather than physically replaced. All applications that currently exist on the system or in the future will be downloaded automatically updated wirelessly, so that customers are getting the latest versions.

Uconnect are the buttons on the steering wheel and controlled. Volume, select radio stations and media source on the left side is an interface with the 3.5-inch information screen in the instrument cluster. Gear selector to TorqueFlite 8 and cruise control settings on the right side of the steering wheel. The voice activation button is also on the steering wheel, and allows the driver of the user contact list and all other features of R3 or R4 includes access.

The 2013 Ram will be the first Chrysler model – and possibly the first in the industry – an expanded range of SiriusXM channels, 19 channels of 10 Latino-, commercial-free are belong offer is. The system is weather updates, gas prices, and sports, along with and movie listings from more than 4,500 movie theaters, as well as traffic information. All new Ram buyers will receive the premier satellite radio package for 12 months, when they buy the SiriusXM package.


Like its predecessor, 2012, the new 2013 Ram 1500 will be in three cab configurations – two-door Regular Cab, four-door Quad Cab and four-door Crew Cab – with three box sizes: 5 feet 7 inches, 6 feet 4 inches and 8 feet.

The new vehicle will be offered in 11 models / packages: ST, Tradesman, Express, SLT, Big Horn, Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Sport, R / T, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.

The production of the 2013 Ram 1500 is scheduled for the fall. Regular Cabs is on Saltillo truck assembly plant to be built in Saltillo, Mexico, Quad and Crew Cabs will be produced at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Mich.