Directed Electronics says it is the first supplier to offer full remote start compatibility for the new Jeep Cherokee (2015 and up) as well as the Chrysler 200, model years 2014 and up.
With the new solution, consumers don’t have to give up a key that must be permanently hidden in the car, in order to allow remote start compatibility.
Instead, they may buy a Directed DBALL2 or Digital System that can be flashed by the dealer to work with the new Jeep Cherokee or Chrysler 200. The solution will work with both push to start and regular key-type ignitions, said Directed.
The new remote start solution was demonstrated Tuesday for the first time at a regional car stereo distributor show held by MRI in Sturbridge, MA. The firmware solution should be available in a few weeks later.
The DBALL2 can be used in conjunction with any Directed remote start and/or security system. Directed’s Digital Systems are an alternative remote start/data solution that offer 3 times lock start from the factory remote control and other Directed remotes. The modules start at a retail price of $199.
Photo: Directed’s Luc Samson (left) and James Turner (right) at the MRI show