Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology player in Seating and E-Systems, announced that its Xevo software business has partnered with Grubhub, a leading food-ordering and delivery marketplace, to deliver safer, contactless food ordering capabilities in FCA vehicles via an app on the Uconnect Market connected services platform. FCA vehicles are the first to feature the Grubhub app as part of their connected services offerings, allowing consumers to quickly and easily reorder past favorites while on the go. Grubhub boasts the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, featuring more than 300,000 restaurants in 4,000 U.S. cities. Uconnect Market, developed in partnership with Xevo, enables consumer interactions with popular brands and services through embedded ordering and transaction capabilities via the in-vehicle touchscreen.
In addition to its reorder function, the Grubhub in-vehicle app also makes it easy for consumers to discover “new favorites.” If consumers are near a restaurant they have not ordered from before, they can tap a single button that will forward the restaurant’s menu to their email for review later, when they are not driving. This partnership expands Uconnect Market’s safe transaction capabilities, allowing consumers to complete contactless transactions in a variety of areas, including food, fuel, and parking, without touching shared surfaces. Uconnect Market is available in model-year 2019 and 2020 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, and Ram brand vehicles equipped with connected services and the latest generation of 8.4-inch touchscreens.