Range Rover

Ovalnews Mock-up 2017, Is this what The Range Rover could look like with InControl Touch Pro Duo?

Photoshop’s Perspective Warp really helped to make this mock-up.  I know it’s not perfect and there is plenty to nitpick but the general concepts are there – InControl Touch Pro Duo, Steering Wheel Controls, Gauge graphic from Velar, Removed controls rear of Rotary Gear Selector.  I was going to stick a Land Rover logo on there but couldn’t get a version I liked.

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Here’s my mock-up from July 2015 showing what we thought ICTP would look like in the Range Rover.  When it finally showed up in 2017 it was quite close…

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Range Rover Velar behind the scenes shot shows a Range Rover Steering Wheel Refresh

In one of the behind the scenes shots, we can see a steering wheel that’s not from a Velar or a Sport or an Evoque but it does look a lot like the current L405 Range Rover design with the new Velar controls…

They’re officially described as:

"The steering wheel features capacitive switches which benefit from situation-based options and even allow the driver to programme specific functions."

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Original Image showing Touch Pro Duo in development

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What Intelligent Speed Limiter UX looks like on a 2017 Range Rover

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Described officially as such:

Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Limiter

Traffic Sign Recognition keeps you fully informed by displaying particular traffic signs in the instrument cluster where they can easily be seen.

The system is capable of detecting variable speed limits and, where it exists, navigation data is used to increase its effectiveness. The feature can also display overtaking restrictions.

When activated, our Intelligent Speed Limiter uses Traffic Sign Recognition information to adjust your car’s speed accordingly

Active Speed Limiter (ASL) has been a relatively long time feature for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, when activated and a speed set via steering wheel controls, except for pedal kickdown, no matter how much you press the pedal it won’t accelerate past that set top speed.  Kickdown occurs when pressing the pedal all the way to the floor and then some.

The Intelligent Speed Limiter (ISL) builds on that using the traffic signs to automatically set the top speed.  You do have the option to add up to 6MPH to that top speed.  When changing modes from ASL to ISL the LIM icon gets the additional "i".

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And when the gauge map display is turned on, you get this:

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HUD gets an icon too, you get the idea…

Here’s a link to the owners manual describing how to use it:

http://www.ownerinfo.landrover.com/document/LK/2017/T29967/20760_en_GBR/proc/G1964579

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And here’s a paste of the content because of how bad the Land Rover site is when you use a link like that for the first time and have to select language/country and it can’t be bothered to remember where you wanted to go and it brings you back to the main page

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INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMITER (ISL) CONTROLS

The ISL works in conjunction with the traffic sign recognition system and the navigation system to restrict the maximum vehicle speed. The maximum speed, is set based on the information received from both these systems. If the system cannot determine a valid maximum speed, ISL is deactivated and the Automatic Speed Limiter (ASL) is activated. See AUTOMATIC SPEED LIMITER (ASL) CONTROLS.

To switch the ISL on, press the LIM button on the center console. Depending on vehicle status, either the ASL or the ISL information lamp is displayed in the instrument panel. If ASL is displayed, press and hold the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. The ASL information lamp is replaced with the ISL information lamp to confirm that ISL has been selected. See INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMITER (ISL) (AMBER).

The ISL does not operate until activated. To activate the ISL, press the SET+ button or the RES button on the steering wheel. Detected speed limits are displayed as icons in the instrument panel and Head-Up Display (HUD). See HEAD-UP DISPLAY (HUD).

NOTES

The ISL can also be switched on and off via the Driver Assistance instrument panel menu. If cruise control is in operation, this option is grayed-out in the instrument panel. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

If the ISL detects a speed limit lower than the current vehicle speed, the system automatically slows the vehicle to meet the speed limit. Pressing the RES button on the steering wheel increases the rate of deceleration.

If the ISL detects a speed limit higher than the current vehicle speed, the system allows the driver to accelerate up to meet the speed limit. Pressing the RES button on the steering wheel increases the rate of acceleration.

To suspend ISL operation, press the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. To resume ISL operation, press the RES button or the SET+ button on the steering wheel.

When ISL is active, vehicle speed may increase in certain conditions, e.g., when traveling downhill. If the vehicle’s speed rises by more than 2 mph (3.5 km/h) above the ISL detected speed limit, a warning message is displayed in the message center. If the vehicle’s speed rises by more than 5 mph (7 km/h) above the ISL detected speed limit for 4 seconds, a chime also sounds.

The ISL detected speed limit can be overridden if rapid acceleration is required. Rapid acceleration is also known as kickdown.

If kickdown is required, the vehicle accelerates past the ISL detected speed limit. When the vehicle’s speed drops below the ISL detected speed limit, any speed limitations are reapplied.

The ISL detected speed limit can be adjusted, if required, to control the vehicle’s speed at just above or below the detected speed limit. To adjust the detected speed limit:

  1. Press the SET+ button to raise the maximum vehicle speed 1 mph (1.5 km/h) above the detected speed limit. The maximum increase available is 6 mph (10 km/h) above the detected speed limit. Press and hold the SET+ button to raise the maximum vehicle speed directly to 6 mph (10 km/h) above the detected speed limit.

  2. Press the button to lower the maximum vehicle speed 1 mph (1.5 km/h) below the detected speed limit. The maximum decrease available is 6 mph (10 km/h) below the detected speed limit. Press and hold the button to lower the maximum vehicle speed directly to 6 mph (10 km/h) below the detected speed limit.

WARNING

Speed limiters are convenience features only. Speed limiters do not remove the driver’s responsibility to adhere to the legal speed limit.

NOTES

Any adjustments to the ISL detected speed limit are lost if ASL is activated, or the vehicle’s ignition is switched off.

If the traffic sign recognition system cannot determine a valid speed limit, it displays – – –. If this occurs, the ISL remains set at the last known valid speed limit. If the traffic sign recognition system is unable to detect a valid speed limit within a short period of time, the ISL is deactivated. If this occurs, the ASL is activated.

ISL limitations:

The following ISL operating limitations apply:

  1. ISL performance and accuracy is only as good as the information provided to it by the traffic sign recognition system.

  2. ISL performance and accuracy is only as good as the information provided to it by the navigation system. Always make sure the system is operating correctly, and has the latest software.

  3. The maximum speed limit recognized by the ISL is 80 mph (130 km/h). For any detected speeds above this figure, the ISL sets an unlimited maximum speed.

  4. The minimum speed limit recognized by the ISL is 19 mph (30 km/h). For any detected speeds below this figure, the ISL sets a speed limit of 19 mph (30 km/h). The message LIMITER SET SPEED ABOVE SPEED LIMIT is displayed in the message center.

First classic Range Rover model from the Reborn series revealed

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· Paris presentation of factory-restored 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic marks evolution of the successful Reborn programme by Land Rover Classic

· Land Rover Classic will comprehensively restore an initial ten examples of the luxury SUV at launch

· Jaguar Classic will also give a European debut to the ‘New Original’ XKSS at Salon Rétromobile

· First Series I Jaguar E-type Fixed Head Coupe restoration – a privately-owned ‘barn find’ completely reconditioned to original specification – will be available to view on the Jaguar Land Rover Classic stand

 

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(Oxford Rd, Coventry, UK – 02 February 2017). Salon Rétromobile 2017 will see the world debut presentation of the next in the ‘Reborn’ series of expertly sourced and comprehensively restored Classic Land Rovers.

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Range Rover Reborn is a new programme offering prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectible vintage Range Rover, direct from Land Rover Classic in the UK. The launch of Range Rover Reborn builds on the successful introduction of Land Rover Series I Reborn last year.*

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Another highlight for show visitors will be the European debut presentation of the ‘New Original’ Jaguar XKSS. Following its successful introduction to media at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles in November 2016, this stunning XKSS finished in Sherwood Green is the engineering blueprint for nine cars destined for delivery to customers worldwide in 2017.**

Also showcased by Jaguar Land Rover Classic at Salon Rétromobile – held in Paris, France from 08-12 February 2017 – will be the first fully factory-restored original E-type Fixed Head Coupe. This privately-owned, French-registered 1962 E-type, presented in Opalescent Gunmetal Grey, is presented complete with reverse-engineered body panels, manufactured in-house to ensure best fit and finish, and with its original 3.8-litre engine and transmission – also completely reconditioned.

Land Rover Classic’s expert team has drawn on decades of engineering and design expertise to complete the first Range Rover Reborn – a carefully selected 1978 Classic Range Rover.

Specification overview

– Colour: Bahama Gold

– Engine: 3528cc V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type

– max. power 132bhp at 5000rpm

– max torque: 186 lb ft (251 Nm) at 2500 rpm

– 4-speed manual transmission, lockable central differential

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Every Range Rover Reborn will undergo a complete restoration according to the company’s original 1970s factory specification and using Land Rover Classic Parts to preserve and protect the vehicle’s authenticity. Land Rover’s experienced restoration team will advise customers of the best options for base vehicles – in terms of collectability, preferred chassis numbers and unique characteristics. Prices for completed Range Rover Reborn restorations from Land Rover Classic will start from £135,000 GBP.

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Tim Hannig – Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “Range Rover Reborn is another showcase of our dedicated in-house engineering expertise. It underscores our commitment to nurturing the rich heritage of Land Rover, and is a rare opportunity for customers to own a valuable and genuinely collectible automotive icon. It is a wonderful way to preserve the much sought after three-door original Range Rover from the 1970s, from period-correct colour ways to interior trim and accessories.”

The Range Rover was launched in 1970, originally in two-door configuration only, up to 1981, when the first factory four-door was introduced, and remained popular right up to the end of the first generation’s production in 1996. So popular, in fact, that production of the first generation continued alongside the second generation for almost two years, and the name Classic Range Rover was introduced to distinguish this model from its more modern sibling.

Believed by many to have launched the SUV sector, the Range Rover certainly defined the genre of the luxury 4×4 vehicle, and has been the vehicle of choice for members of the Royal household, politicians and superstars across the world. It has maintained its most credible position as the ‘ultimate SUV’ to this day, with a number of world firsts and records in its long and distinguished heritage. During the 1970s, the Range Rover also became the first vehicle to be exhibited at the Louvre in Paris as an ‘exemplary work of industrial design’.

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Further to my "Hit Settings Everywhere" in InControl Touch Pro, birds eye camera view now shows when reversing…

This was something I had seen on an F-Pace before but didn’t think it existed on Range Rover.  Again having thought I checked everywhere, I didn’t check in the most obvious place, the Settings screen for the feature itself when accessed with the main feature on-screen – as in, bring up the Cameras and then hit Settings and I found I could turn this on:

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I wonder if I didn’t have 360 PDC, would the birds eye view move to the far side and the reverse camera view get wider?

Settings screen:

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Here’s what Landscape view looks like:

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