While Ford’s SYNC and GM’s OnStar try to figure out ways to let driver’s update their Facebook and Twitter statuses, Chrysler Group LLC and a company called Qualcomm Inc. teamed up last year to bring live mobile TV to consumers through a new Mopar option called FLO TV. Well, before FLO TV even catches on to the masses, supplier Qualcomm has decided to win down the service next spring.
Chrysler is now stuck taking care of customers who will lose their live TV service, a $629 option from Mopar with annual subscription fee of $9 a month or less.
According to Chrysler spokesman Bryan Zvibleman, the company has sold about 850 dealer-installed FLO TV units. The models that offer the feature include the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans along with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander and Dodge Journey, Nitro and Ram pickups.
Zvibleman says Chrysler will continue to offer Sirius TV and is working on a way to take care of customers with FLO TV.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News