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Again right in front of our eyes – Range Rover Velar interior explained via Jaguar I-PACE

Three column display for InControl Touch Pro Next; below left is the I-PACE concept and right is from the Range Rove Velar teaser.  Broad strokes but obviously where they’re going.

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The I-PACE "flightdeck" graphic also informs on some Velar guesses

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Capacitive Switches; hidden-until-lit controls that do have haptic feedback when pressed.

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Lower Touchscreen for climate and more:

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InControl Touch Pro on the F-Pace and what we might expect for Land Rover #kindred

Some great minutia videos from an F-Pace Forum member, who coincidently turns out to be a "neighbor" of mine(I can see where I live when he brings up his route planning map).

Full list here, and a few to check out right now…

Pre InControl Touch Pro October 2016 updates:

 

Post big InControl Touch Pro October 2016 updates:

10.2” InControl Touch Pro in Action – Responsive infotainment from Jaguar Land Rover????

With the lowest of hopes, I can comfortably say that InControl Touch Pro well exceeds expectations.

MY17 Range Rover can’t get here soon enough…

10.2” InControl Touch Pro: Home shortcuts sound very useful

So it looks like they’re making good use of the widescreen and introducing shortcuts to the main InControl Touch Pro Home screen icons – as shown in 2, 4, 7 & 10 below.  You can press the smaller buttons for shortcuts to various topical functions.

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1. Phone: Touch to select the PHONE screen.
2. Phone shortcut: Touch to select Voicemail when a phone is connected, or the PHONE screen when no phone is connected.
3. Left arrow: Touch the arrow or swipe the screen to the right, to select the MY HOME screens.
4. Media shortcut: Touch to select the media shortcut:
• CD, Bluetooth® and USB: Alternate between play and pause.
• Radio: Station mute.

5. Media: Touch to select the media screen. If the Media system is already switched on, then touch to select the current media source menu.
Note: When the system is active, current information for the media being played is displayed.
6. Climate: Touch to select the FRONT CLIMATE screen.
7. Seats shortcut: Touch to select the SEAT COMFORT screen.
8. Status icons: Displays the status of a vehicle feature or application.
9. Right arrow: Touch the arrow or swipe the screen to the left, to select the EXTRA FEATURES screens.
10. Navigation shortcut: Touch to set a destination or to cancel guidance if a destination is already set.
11. Navigation: Touch to select the NAVIGATION assistance map.
12. Park Assist icon: Press to switch PARK ASSIST on/off or to switch the screen on/off (on vehicles without Park Assist fitted).For vehicles with Park Assist, the screen can be switched off via the SETTINGS pop-up menu.
13. Parking Aids icon: Touch to switch 360° PDC on/off.
14. Camera icon: Touch to select the CAMERA screen.
15. Seats icon: Touch to select the SEATS screen.
16. Settings icon: Touch to select Home Settings, via the SETTINGS pop-up menu.
17. Home icon: Press to select the PREVIEWS screen.
18. Return icon: Touch to return to a higher menu level.

Jaguar Land Rover to Road Test Future Technology on the UK’s First Connected Corridor – Digital Gauges still not used

Official PR below for full story and yes like all the other tech they show off, seems cool – But, as we see 6 years later and they still can’t even use the 12.3” Digital Gauges right in front of the driver for the demo.

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Official PR:

  • A new 41 mile ‘living laboratory’ of UK roads will be used to test and develop next-generation connected and autonomous vehicle technologies
  • A fleet of 100 ‘smart’ connected and autonomous technology research vehicles, including Jaguar and Land Rover models, will test new systems that enable cars to talk with each other
  • Car-to-car communication and ‘Over the Horizon’ warnings will make driving safer, improve journey times and prevent traffic jams
  • Car-to-car communication will allow cars to warn others vehicles. Ambulances, Fire and Police vehicles can alert drivers that they are approaching

Whitley, UK: Jaguar and Land Rover is investing in a 41 mile ‘living laboratory’ project on UK roads to develop new Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The new CAV test corridor, which includes 41 miles of roads around Coventry and Solihull, will be used to evaluate new systems in real-world driving conditions.

The £5.5m ‘UK-CITE’ (UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment) project will create the first test route capable of testing both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems on public roads in the UK. New roadside communications equipment will be installed along the route during the three year project to enable the testing of a fleet of up to 100 connected and highly automated cars, including five Jaguar Land Rover research vehicles.

This fleet will test a range of different communication technologies1 that could share information at very high speeds between cars, and between cars and roadside infrastructure, including traffic lights and overhead gantries.

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, today announced the UK Government’s support for the UK-CITE research with a £3.41 million grant from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. This funding for collaborative research is part of the Government’s £100m Connected and Autonomous Vehicles fund.

Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology, Jaguar Land Rover, said: "This real-life laboratory will allow Jaguar Land Rover’s research team and project partners to test new connected and autonomous vehicle technologies on five different types of roads and junctions. Similar research corridors already exist in other parts of Europe so this test route is exactly the sort of innovation infrastructure the UK needs to compete globally. 

"The connected and autonomous vehicle features we will be testing will improve road safety, enhance the driving experience, reduce the potential for traffic jams and improve traffic flow. These technologies will also help us meet the increasing customer demand for connected services whilst on the move."

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Connected technologies are key enablers for future Intelligent Transport Systems. These would help traffic authorities monitor and manage traffic flow by capturing data from all connected vehicles and then provide the driver or autonomous car with guidance to optimise the journey.

To improve traffic flow, connected cars could co-operate and work together to make lane changing and exiting from junctions more efficient and safer. Technologies like Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) would enable vehicles to autonomously follow each other in close formation, known as platooning, making driving safer and ensuring road space is used more efficiently.

Over the horizon warnings

In the future, warning messages that are today flashed onto an overhead gantry above a road could be sent direct to the dashboard – and repeated if necessary. This would have the potential to eventually replace the overhead gantry, which each cost around £1m to install.

The Jaguar Land Rover research team will be real-world testing a range of ‘Over the Horizon’ warning systems. As well as warning drivers, these would inform future autonomous vehicles, helping them react and respond to hazards and changing traffic conditions automatically.

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Dr Epple added: "A well-informed driver is a safer driver, while an autonomous vehicle will need to receive information about the driving environment ahead. The benefits of smarter vehicles communicating with each other and their surroundings include a car sending a warning that it is braking heavily or stopping in a queue of traffic or around a bend. This will enable an autonomous car to take direct action and respond. Drivers would receive a visual and audible warning that another car is causing a hazard out of sight or over the horizon.

"The approach of an emergency vehicle can often be stressful for drivers. If we can inform the driver, or the autonomous car, much earlier that an emergency vehicle is approaching, we can ensure that the best decisions are made to move the vehicle out of the way safely and conveniently, to let the emergency vehicle pass by."

Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘Emergency Vehicle Warning’ system would identify that a connected ambulance, fire engine or police car is approaching through car-to-car communication. The driver would then receive a warning, long before flashing lights and sirens are audible or visible.

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