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Does InControl Touch Pro run 64-bit Ubuntu on an Intel Atom E3845 and why is their app API so closed?

Intel article detailing their in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) reference design and their help with InControl Touch Pro

Their reference design for IVI:18911614060_3f077f7ee2_o

Jaguar Land Rover likes to point out that InControl Touch Pro uses an Intel quad-core processor.  Looking at Intel’s IVI documentation, the processor they’re describing is most likely the 1.91Ghz Intel Atom E3845.  A hardened SOC that can operate from -40° to 110°C.

Throughout other articles Linux is referenced and while they may just be using the template for the VM they used in testing some of their new tech, one of the press photos calls out 64-bit Ubuntu.

First the image of the test system running on the additional touch screen.  Then see the second picture below, zooming in on the test screen



This wasn’t a secret, as far back in 2013 they said it would be a GENIVI-compliant, Linux-based infotainment system.

Intelligent Seat Fold or just Remote Seat Fold?


  • One of Land Rover’s best-known customers completes unique remote test of New Discovery
  • World-renowned British adventurer Bear Grylls experiences Land Rover’s world-first seat folding technology
  • Intelligent Seat Fold system allows owners to reconfigure their vehicle seating remotely with a smartphone from anywhere in the world – even in mid-air
  • Unique test sees Bear change the seating layout during a 125mph skydiving descent
  • Seven full-size seats accommodate all seven skydivers in comfort
  • New Discovery world premiere: 28 September 2016 ahead of Paris Motor Show


World-renowned British adventurer and well-known Land Rover owner Bear Grylls took to the skies to put the New Discovery’s Intelligent Seat Fold technology to the ultimate test. The system allows Discovery owners to configure their vehicle seating through the InControl Remote app on their smartphone from anywhere in the world – even in mid-air.

Having jumped from a plane with six members of the Royal Navy Parachute Display Team and freefalling at 125mph, Bear was able to change the vehicle’s seating layout at the touch of a button on his smartphone before he had to deploy his parachute.

Once on the ground all the skydivers were able to jump into a camouflaged prototype of the New Discovery, which comfortably seats seven full-sized adults.

The world-first Intelligent Seat Fold technology allows the two rear rows of seats to be fully reconfigured in as as little as 14 seconds via the InControl Remote app downloaded on any iOS or Android operating system.


(*Note full wifi and "Carrier" cell service at 10,000ft.)

Next Land Rover Discovery arrives Sept 28 in Paris


(I wish they would have added those LED lights with the MY17 Range Rover updates)


– First image released of the Land Rover Discovery full-sized, seven-seat SUV
– Land Rover Discovery to feature leading versatility, capability and technology
– Land Rover Discovery family of SUVs expands to two 7-Seat models: Discovery and Discovery Sport
– On sale in U.S. in mid-2017, All New Discovery continues the Land Rover Above and Beyond journey
– New Discovery world premiere to take place on September 28, 2016, ahead of the Paris Motor Show

(LONDON, UK) – September 5, 2016 – The new Land Rover Discovery will have its world premiere on September 28, ahead of the Paris Motor Show. The Discovery full size 7-passenger SUV embodies the Land Rover Above and Beyond ethos, combining British desirability with an unstoppable spirit of adventure.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, said, “The new Discovery redefines the large SUV. Land Rover’s design and engineering teams have revolutionized the Discovery DNA to create a highly desirable, extremely versatile and hugely capable premium SUV.”


2017 Range Rover Sport USA Marketing Bulletin, MPR16-12, HSE Dynamic replaces HST and more


2017 MY Range Rover Sport Product Information, MPR16-12 (PDF, 15 pages)

Thank you again for the documents!

2017 Range Rover USA Marketing Bulletin, MPR16-11, Remote Start has arrived


2017 MY Range Rover Product Information, MPR16-11 (PDF, 18 pages)

I can’t thank the people who get me this info enough.  I’m so happy it can be shared with the entire community.  Enjoy the reading, lots of new details, another post to follow…