Range Rover

August 2017 software updates bring these enhancements to the 2017 Range Rover and others

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PATHFINDER Software Release – 0030, dated 8/2017

Applies to:
17MY Range Rover / L405
17MY Range Rover Sport / L494
17MY Discovery / L462
18MY Range Rover Velar / L560

This update includes the following enhancements to InControl Touch Pro:

Improvements to the system. This is to address concerns relating to the touch screen being blank following a vehicle restart after an immediate shutdown.

Improvements to the camera system. This is to resolve concerns relating to the message ‘Camera system not available, consult your Dealer’ displaying when reverse gear is selected.

Improvements to Bluetooth phone call handling. This is to address concerns relating to Bluetooth audio sound not muting or lowering when receiving phone calls, and the navigation guidance overriding the phone call audio.

Improvements to voice commands. This is to address concerns relating to the feedback accent not being heard when using voice commands, and the selection of phone categories when using voice commands in Spanish.

Improvements to the navigation system. This is to address concerns relating to the navigation guidance continuing after reaching the destination, and the navigation system forgetting the destination and returning to the default screen. This will also address concerns where the navigation icon is displayed but not usable (Japanese vehicles only).

Improvements to media handling. This is to resolve concerns relating to the user being unable to switch the audio source, and the tune scan displaying indefinitely (SDARS only).

InControl Touch Pro Duo shown in recent Official LR Sunshade Install Guide

The install guide (creation date 8/8/17) for the Sunshade (Part No. VPLGS0487) uses an interesting version of the Range Rover interior…

The red arrows point to the updated steering wheel controls and the flush mounted touchscreen, along with the lack of physical buttons on the lower InControl Touch Pro Duo screen.  All very similar to the InControl Touch Pro Duo system in the all-new Range Rover Velar.

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2018 Range Rover LED Headlights directly from the horse’s website

TOPIx and the rangerovers.net board comes through…

New lighting design unmasked for LED headlights (and maybe taillights) on Range Rover

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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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