Two interesting InControl Touch Pro features–Smart Favorites & Connecting the car to Wi-Fi #slightlylessvapor

While not yet on any Land Rover on the road, we can look at the 2016 Jaguar XJ for hints of what’s to come for InControl Touch Pro.

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Two items that caught my eye:

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Satellite Radio now brings us the ability to have six Smart Favorite channels – the cool smart part: all six channels are buffered simultaneously for up to an hour – meaning when you’re looking for a song, anything that’s played in the last hour on your six favorite channels will be available with a few taps.  One of the things the current systems actually does well is “Instant Replay” for Satellite Radio – this just expands on that.

UPDATE: Conflicting information – while functionality is the same, it’s possible that those six Smart Favorite channels only buffer 30 minutes while the station you’re actively listening to will buffer a full hour.

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We knew the InControl Touch Pro would need internet connectivity but I had always assumed it only got it from the built-in “High Speed” OLD-FASHIONED (no quotes) 3G system.  Apparently the car will also connect to a hotspot to get online.  Makes sense, just hadn’t read that before

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The search continues…