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After 6 months of no press events, best line from a journalist colleague at end of Defender US media drive night 1 socially-distant dinner (everyone has own table): “I forgot what it’s like to be this full”. Indeed. ⁦@WillSCourtney⁩ ⁦@joshrubin⁩ 🍔🍷🎂🍽

From Jaguar Land Rover’s first female chief engineer in 2015 to vehicle programme quality director in 2020, nothing gets in the way of Coventry-born Danella Bagnall who wins the #AutocarGreatWomen award for Vehicle Development.

@JLR_News

That new interior! Wow Jaguar, wow.

Does a PHEV F-Pace mean a PHEV Velar isn't far behind...

Time to extend the #Defender line up. First up, order books open for the 90. Had this sweet satin sliver pre-production one last week. 3-door, 400PS petrol, short-wheel-base, canvas roof on 20s. 100% my next car @LandRover

Land Rover Defender Gets New Plug-In Hybrid And Diesel Variants | Carscoops https://www.carscoops.com/2020/09/land-rover-defender-gets-new-plug-in-hybrid-and-diesel-variants/#.X1hDSyIEnK8.twitter

Next Range Rover (L460) will offer Continental Intelligent Glass Control

Looks like some cool tech and I’m pretty sure it’s on the way…

Intelligent car windows offer more comfort and safety

Intelligent Glass Control uses special films, which are inserted into the glass that change their transparency through electric control signals. This allows all car windows to be darkened with the touch of a button. This works in a very selective and incremental way. You can trigger individual windows and you can also determine the degree of darkening, so to say you can dim your windows. This not only offers increased comfort for passengers, but also makes driving safer. A typical example is a low sun on the horizon. The driver’s hand goes from the steering wheel to the sun visor. This causes not only impaired visibility but also a brief decrease in control of the vehicle. In the future such situations can be detected in advance, and the windows could darken automatically before the event even occurs.

InControl Touch Pro 20B: Version S20B_20.27.3-568398 Release Notes

IMC (INFOTAINMENT MASTER CONTROLLER) – SOFTWARE VERSION:
S20B_20.27.3-568398, ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER: MX53-19C204-BB (G2723118)
INCONTROL© TOUCH PRO 20B
Software Release Date: 2020-07-15

NEW FEATURES INCLUDED IN THIS RELEASE

CLIMATE (NEW EVOQUE AND DISCOVERY SPORT ELECTRIC VEHICLES ONLY)
Low-line entertainment system will now support ‘Pre-condition Now’ soft key

SIDE PANEL (CHINA VEHICLES ONLY)
The text in the Side panel will now display in all languages

TIMED CHARGING (ELECTRIC VEHICLES ONLY)
‘Timed Charging’ is now called ‘Preferred Charging Period’

ISSUES FIXED IN THIS RELEASE

ALL ROAD INFORMATION
Torque Information sometimes not displaying has been fixed

RADIO (CHINA VEHICLES ONLY)
FM Radio will no longer stick at 99.0

APPLE CARPLAY
When a call is transferred from Bluetooth® to Apple CarPlay the audio will no longer sometimes drop out.
USB devices will no longer automatically connect as CarPlay when the user has set it up to ask first.

AUDIO
Popping noise will no longer sometimes be heard on all sources

BLUETOOTH® AUDIO
Phones using iOS13 can now browse through music folder when connected by Bluetooth® Audio

CONNECTED DEVICES
iPod will no longer be displayed as a source after the iPhone™ has been disconnected

CLIMATE
Improved stability of climate controls through the rear seat entertainment system
While navigating from Rear Climate to Front Climate, the header will no longer be seen as Rear Climate instead of Front Climate
InControl© Touch Pro Duo systems only, AUTO Button will no longer be inhibited on the lower touchscreen when in MAX air conditioning

MEDIA PLAYER
Improved stability of Media player
‘Device does not contain any playable media’ message is no longer sometimes shown for a USB source even though playable media is there.
Play/pause softkey will show Play when a song is playing in the “Now playing Screen” after the restart of the vehicle.

NAVIGATION
Improved stability of Navigation System

SEATS
Improved stability of Automatic massage feature
Improved stability of Massage controls

SYSTEM
General system stability improvements

THERE ARE NO KNOWN ISSUES IN THIS SOFTWARE
RELEASE.

The latest InControl Touch Pro version numbers, release names, dates & notes as of July 2020

There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation online about what version is what and what version is coming, etc.

19A – 2019-02-27 – S19A_19.07.2-312706

19A2 – 2019-04-18 – S19A_19.11.4-330884

19A3 – 2019-06-17 – S19A_19.20.4-363281

19A4 – 2019-07-11 – S19A_19.24.2-375121

19B – 2019-09-17 – S19B_19.35.5-418001

19B1 – 2019-10-15 – S19B_19.40.4-436082

19C – 2019-12-05 – S19C_19.46.4-458817

20A – 2020-03-09 –  S20A_20.07.5-507626

20B – 2020-07-15 –  20B_20.27.3-568398

2021 Range Rover US Product & Order Guide

The L405 swan song has started, and it’s called the HSE Westminster Edition

In the US for 2021, the Range Rover highlights…

  • HSE Westminster Editions now available with revised content vs HSE 20MY P400 and P525 variants, offering additional features and enhanced value
  • SV Autobiography Dynamic Black Edition introduced
  • Autobiography Fifty Limited Edition introduced

Other Changes

  • Updates to paint availability
  • Improved cabin air filtration introduced
  • Update on fuel economy

No confirmed pricing just yet but the details are fun!

21MY Range Rover: New Vehicle Content, Pricing, and Order Guide (PDF, 1.6MB)

my21-l405-us-guide

(Thanks as always!)

InControl Touch Pro 20A: Version S20A_20.07.5-507626 Release Notes

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Update 3/12/20:

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Full release notes for 20A (S20A_20.07.5-507626)

IMC (INFOTAINMENT MASTER CONTROLLER) – SOFTWARE VERSION:
S20A_20.07.5-507626, ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER: MX53-19C204-BA (G2469185)
Software Release Date: 2020-03-09

NEW FEATURES INCLUDED IN THIS RELEASE
PARKING AID
The Parking aid pop up now has the option to temporarily disable the system.
SYSTEM
All user data can now be deleted by running the vehicle data factory reset.

ISSUES FIXED IN THIS RELEASE
BLUETOOTH®
Paired device list when displaying Japanese has improved layout.
Improved Bluetooth® stability when switching from phone library to Spotify.

CLIMATE
After switching from light to dark theme the option to switch from front to rear climate controls will not sometimes be
lost.
Third row blower fan will no longer switch to zero when the display theme is changed.
The timed climate will no longer be shown when it is not available on the vehicle.

OPTICAL DISC DRIVE
Improved ability to play Digital Versatile Discs (DVD)s.
When Compact Disc (CD) is the selected source and CD is in ripping state CD queue list will no longer be empty.

ECO DATA
Improved stability of ECO Data screen.

4X4I – (RUSSIAN ONLY)
Torque values now display in Russian Language

INCONTROL APPS
Reconnecting a phone when InControl Apps are default all soft keys will now be displayed correctly.

NAV
Improved voice guidance stability.
Improved China navigation stability.

PHONE
General improvements when in an active call – fewer cases of lost/gaps in audio.

RADIO – (NORTH AMERICA ONLY)
Improved Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS) system stability.

RSE (RSE)
The remote can now be used to select a track from the list on the rear screen.
General improved stability of RSE.

SPEECH
Issue fixed that keeps DAB (DAB) options on the screen after the user cancels the DAB voice command.

STEERING WHEEL SWITCHES
Fixed ‘Mode’ button on steering wheel to change media source is not working.

SYSTEM
General improved system stability.

TERRAIN RESPONSE SCREEN
"Push TR rotary control to activate TR modes" message will do longer display when the rotary control is in the raised
position

TRANSLATIONS
General translation improvements

TELEVISION
General improved stability of the television system.

USB CONNECTIVITY
iPod source will no longer disappear from source list if an iPhone™ is connected to the UIP while the iPod is playing.
USB Media will now resume from the track that was playing when the vehicle was shutdown.

BEV (BEV) DATA – (I-PACE ONLY)
Improved range data accuracy

THERE ARE NO KNOWN ISSUES IN THIS SOFTWARE RELEASE.