Press Kit: 2015 Dodge Charger

New 2015 Dodge Charger and Charger SRT Leverage State-of-the-art Driver-assist Features

Nearly one-third of the more than 80 available safety and security features afford object detection, autonomous braking/steering inputs and sensor-driven chassis controls
 
  • Chrysler Group expands availability of Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, which provides autonomous braking and, under certain circumstances, slows or brings vehicle to full stop when frontal collision appears imminent
  • Adaptive Cruise Control Plus with Full Stop, which helps maintain distance from vehicle ahead and, under certain traffic conditions, the system can bring the new 2015 Dodge Charger to full stop without driver intervention
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist introduces subtle steering-wheel input to alert driver of inadvertent lane departure and assist with corrective action
  • ParkSense rear park assist systems work when 2015 Dodge Charger is in reverse, sensing objects at low speeds
  • 9-1-1 call/Assist Call connects occupants directly with emergency-service providers via built-in data link – exclusive to Chrysler Group’s Uconnect Access suite of connected services
  • Standard Keyless Enter ‘n Go activates interior lighting, and enables passive cabin entry and trunk access, via personalized fob
Auburn Hills, Mich. October 29, 2014 Chrysler Group continues its rollout of leading-edge safety and security features by equipping the new 2015 Dodge Charger with 20 high-tech systems that alert and/or assist drivers in potentially hazardous situations.
 
Among them is Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, a state-of-the-art crash-avoidance system that leverages both camera and radar technology. This dramatically reduces the risk of false-positive readings which, in some competitive systems, may lead to inadvertent deployment.
 
The following list comprises the more than 80 standard and available safety and security features in the new 2015 Dodge Charger, organized by category:
 
Driver warning and assist, chassis control and brake systems
Available systems featuring ultrasonic, radar, camera and other technologies combine to offer the driver nearly 360-degree awareness and, when circumstances dictate, course-correction assistance.
  1. Advance Brake Assist: If inadequate force is applied to brakes in response to signal from Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Advance Brake Assist increases brake force automatically
  2. Adaptive Cruise Control Plus with Full Stop: Helps maintain distance from vehicle ahead; under certain traffic conditions, system can bring Charger to a full stop without driver intervention
  3. All-speed traction control system: While driving, helps keep wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or at speed by applying brakes alone or in combination with engine torque limitation (standard)
  4. Anti-lock brake system (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions (standard)
  5. Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses dual ultra-wideband radar sensors to aid driver when changing lanes, passing or being passed; blind-spot vehicle presence noted via illuminated icons in side-view mirrors and driver-selectable audible chime
  6. Brake assist: System applies maximum braking power in emergency braking situations, minimizing stopping distance
  7. Brake-lock differential system (BLDS): Allows the vehicle to maintain forward motion if one or two wheels lose traction by selectively and aggressively applying brakes to the spinning wheels (standard)
  8. Brake-throttle override: Allows driver to stop the vehicle when throttle and brake inputs occur simultaneously; electronic throttle control reduces engine-power output until vehicle stops or pedal inputs cease
  9. Brake/park interlock: Prevents the Charger’s transmission from being shifted out of “Park” unless the brake pedal is pushed (standard)
  10. Brake traction-control system (BTCS): Helps to keep Charger’s wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during slow speeds by applying individual brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
  11. Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD): Optimizes stopping distances and control under all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure, front-to-rear (standard)
  12. Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM): Uses input from electronic stability control (ESC) sensors to anticipate potential rollover conditions; applies brakes individually and modulates the throttle position to help driver maintain control (standard)
  13. Electronic stability control (ESC): Enhances directional control and stability of vehicle in various driving conditions; activation occurs when steering-wheel angle differs inconsistent with vehicle; automatically reduces throttle input and/or selectively deploys brakes to counteract oversteer or understeer (standard)
  14. Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus: Radar and camera technology combine to determine if frontal impact appears imminent; if so, system pre-fills brakes, then transmits audible and visual warnings for driver to intervene; no driver response triggers brief brake application as tactile alert; if driver remains unresponsive and frontal collision risk remains, brakes are applied to slow vehicle before impact; system can bring vehicle to full stop if speed is reduced below 20 miles per hour (mph)
  15. Hill-start Assist: Assists Charger drivers when starting from stop on a hill; maintains brake pressure for short period of time after driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal; if throttle is not applied within short period of time thereafter, brake pressure will be released (standard)
  16. Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist: Alerts and assists driver; leverages electric power steering (EPS) to deliver subtle steering-wheel input when system detects need for course correction
  17. ParkSense rear park assist systems: ln reverse, at low speeds, ultrasonic sensors detect stationary objects
  18. ParkView rear backup camera: Provides wide-angle view of area immediately behind vehicle, giving driver greater peace of mind before reversing; features dynamic grid lines to aid driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or narrow areas
  19. Rain brake support: In rainy conditions, occasionally pushes brake pads lightly against brake rotors to keep rotors dry (standard)
  20. Ready Alert Braking (RAB): Anticipates situations when driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and uses ESC pump to set brake pads against rotors, decreasing time required for full brake application (standard)
  21. Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection: In parking-lot situations, warns drivers of lateral traffic when backing out of parking spaces; automatically activates any time a vehicle is in reverse gear; driver alerted of approaching vehicle(s) via illuminated icons on side-view mirrors and driver-selected audible chime
  22. Trailer sway mitigation: Uses input from electronic stability control (ESC) sensors to anticipate potential trailer-induced yaw conditions; applies brakes individually and modulates throttle to help driver maintain control (standard)
  23. Valet mode: When Valet Mode is activated, the Dodge Charger SRT 392 and Hellcat are remapped to significantly reduce horsepower and torque; the transmission locks out access to first gear and upshifts earlier than normal; traction, steering and suspension are set to their “Street” settings; paddle shifters, Drive Modes and Launch Control are disabled and ESC is enabled to Full-On. To activate and deactivate Valet Mode, a four-digit PIN code, created by the owner, is needed. (Available on Dodge Charger SRT 392 and Hellcat)
 
Occupant restraint technology
  1. Advanced multistage driver and front-passenger air bags: Inflate with force appropriate to the severity of the impact; meet FMVSS 208 advanced air bag requirements for smaller, out-of-position occupants (standard)
  2. All-row, full-length side-curtain air bags: Extend to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers; housed in headliner above side windows, each side air bag has its own impact sensor that triggers deployment on the side of the vehicle where impact occurs (standard)
  3. BeltAlert: Activates chime and/or illuminates icon in instrument cluster to remind driver and front passenger to buckle up if Charger is driven without belted front-seat occupants (standard)
  4. Child seat anchor system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats (standard)
  5. Constant-force retractors: Regulates force exerted on occupant by seat belt, then gradually releases webbing in controlled manner (standard)
  6. Front seat-belt pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate front seat-belt pretensioners to remove slack in the seat-belt system, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant’s head and torso (standard)
  7. Front-seat-mounted side pelvic thorax bags: Help provide enhanced protection to driver and front passenger in certain impacts; each side air bag has its own impact sensor that triggers deployment on side where an impact occurs (standard)
  8. Driver’s-side knee air bag: Deploys with advanced multistage driver air bag; located below instrument panel, device designed to properly position occupant during impact (standard)
  9. Height-adjustable seat belts (front-row): Outboard seat belts feature height adjustment, allowing for seat belt to be placed in optimal position for any driver
  10. Occupant restraint controller: Detects crash and determines if air bag deployment, and degree of same, is appropriate; front seat-belt pretensioners also managed through the controller (standard)
  11. Reactive head restraints: Deploy during collision; designed to reduce injuries by minimizing gap between occupant’s head the head restraint (standard)
  12. Three-point seat belts: Lap and shoulder belts; all five seating positions (standard)
 
Structural systems
  1. Energy-absorbing steering column: Manual-adjust steering column features two hydroformed coaxial tubes that move relative to each other to allow for enhanced energy absorption during an impact; power-adjust steering column employs a calibrated bending element that deforms during column stroke for optimal energy management (standard)
  2. Front and rear crumple zones: Specially formed structural members that crumple and absorb energy in a collision, helping protect the occupant cabin (standard)
  3. Laminated glass: Plastic sandwiched between glass panes to provide added strength; discourages break-ins (standard)
  4. Safety cage body structure: Helps protect occupants by managing and controlling energy in the event of an impact (standard)
  5. Side-guard door beams: Reinforcement beams inside the Charger’s doors help provide occupant protection in certain side collisions (standard)
 
Lighting and visibility systems
  1. Active turn signals: Turn signal flashes three times when stalk is depressed for one second (standard)
  2. Auto-adjust exterior mirrors: Side-view mirrors automatically adjust to accommodate rear view when vehicle shifted into reverse
  3. Auto-dimming rearview mirror: Auto-dimming mirror automatically reduces glare from bright light allowing driver to have a clearer view of the road ahead
  4. Automatic defog: Automatic temperature control system measures interior humidity and activates defogging system without driver intervention
  5. Automatic headlamps: Headlamps turn on and off automatically depending on exterior light levels and if windshield wipers are operating (standard)
  6. Automatic high-beam headlamps: Headlamp system adjusts to ambient light and oncoming traffic to deliver maximum lighting
  7. Center high-mount stop lamp: Illuminates when brakes applied; makes vehicle more visible in traffic (standard)
  8. Daytime running lamps (DRL): Low-intensity halogen or signature LED lights that illuminate during daytime conditions, increasing vehicle’s visibility to other drivers (standard)
  9. Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting and unlocking doors after air bag deployment; also shuts off flow of fuel to the engine (standard)
  10. Halogen infrared reflecting bulbs (HIR): Unique component coating delivers greater light output than conventional bulbs (standard)
  11. Heated windshield washer nozzles: Delivers heated washer fluid to more efficiently clear windshield in inclement weather
  12. High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps: Provide approximately three times the light output than conventional reflector lamps
  13. LED fog lamps: Provide improved illumination during inclement weather
  14. LED tail lamps: Provide dual-function illumination (brake, stop, turn and running light functions); light-emitting diode technology ensures light output is consistent throughout the tail lamp
  15. Rain-sensing wipers: A driver convenience feature that automatically senses moisture on the windshield and activates wipers
  16. Rear-window electric defrost: Automatically activates with remote start when ambient temperature is below prescribed threshold
 
Emergency connectivity and other safety and security features
The new 2015 Dodge Charger benefits from Chrysler Group’s unique and widely acclaimed Uconnect technology.
  1. 9-1-1 call/Assist Call: Enabled by built-in data connection, rearview mirror-mounted button connects occupants directly with emergency service providers; for roadside assistance or Uconnect system questions, a separate button establishes direct contact with appropriate call-takers
  2. Auto-reverse sunroof: Automatically reverses when it senses an obstruction while closing
  3. Auto-reverse windows: Automatically reverses front windows when it senses an obstruction while closing (standard)
  4. Capless fuel-filler door: Enables fuel-filling simplicity (standard)
  5. Child-protection rear door locks: Disables Charger’s rear doors’ inside-release handle by adjusting a small lever opposite the doorjamb (standard)
  6. Electronic locking fuel filler door: Prevents theft or tampering, which can lead to damage, inefficiency and unwanted fuel vapor release (standard)
  7. Express up/down windows: One-touch express up/down window button located on the front driver and passenger-side door (standard)
  8. Global position sensor (GPS): Used for navigation guidance and electronic vehicle tracking
  9. Inside emergency trunk-lid release: Glow-in-the-dark handle enables unlocking from inside trunk (standard)
  10. Intelligent battery sensor (IBS): Continually measures flow of current into and out of
     battery; if battery is running low, system shuts off less-critical electrical systems to conserve power; icon in cluster denotes activation (standard)
  11. Keyless Enter ‘n Go: Electronic sensors detect if unique vehicle key fob is present, which enables passive cabin entry and trunk access; illuminates interior lamps and enables push-button ignition – no need to insert key (standard)
  12. Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lamps. If vehicle is equipped with security alarm, remote also arms and disarms system (standard)
  13. Remote start: Fob-activated convenience; starts engine and activates interior climate settings while maintaining vehicle security
  14. Sentry Key engine immobilizer: Utilizes engine key with embedded transponder and preprogrammed security code to discourage vehicle theft; when key is inserted into the ignition, controller sends a random number to the transponder and engine is allowed to start; engine will shut off after a few seconds if an incorrect key is used (standard)
  15. SiriusXM Traffic: Real-time local traffic updates via SiriusXM Radio
  16. Sirius Travel Link: Provides passengers with real-time weather, information and entertainment to make every trip more efficient and secure
  17. Speed-sensitive Door Locks: System automatically locks doors when vehicle acceleration reaches prescribed threshold (standard)
  18. Tilt-and-telescoping steering column: Allows steering column to tilt and move toward or away from the driver to achieve a safe and comfortable distance from the advanced multi-stage front driver air bag, if deployed (standard)
  19. Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM) system – Lock-on Sync: Standard feature informs driver when tire pressure is too low; pressure-sensor modules within valve stems of all four wheels send continuous radio-frequency signals to a receiver (standard; available system uses graphic display to indicate tire-specific pressure) (standard)
  20. Uconnect Access mobile hot spot: Turns vehicle into mobile Internet hot spot; available to registered Uconnect Access subscribers
  21. Uconnect Access remote services: Enables registered Uconnect Access subscribers with compatible cell phones to lock or unlock their vehicles or activate panic alarm; can also activate remote start
  22. Uconnect Access voice-to-text: Enables cloud-based text-message dictation via compatible Bluetooth-enabled cell phones; available to registered Uconnect Access subscribers
  23. Uconnect Access Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance: Leverages GPS data-sending capability to help authorities find stolen vehicles
  24. Uconnect Voice Command: Voice-recognition technology enables hands-free navigation-system inputs and access to real-time information, such as weather forecasts via SiriusXM Travel Link
  25. Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth: Voice-recognition technology enables drivers to use Bluetooth-enabled phones while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road
  26. Vehicle theft security alarm: Deters vandalism and theft, frequently lowering insurance premiums; system minimizes risk of theft by monitoring door-ajar switches and ignition circuit for unauthorized entry