• Published On: September 16, 2023

    OS Release 4.1.0
    Pivi Pro 4.1.0

    In this release our Driving Assistance and Vehicle Dynamics teams have created a number of improvements to the performance of a number of vehicle control systems and consequently enhanced the vehicle’s refinement.

    Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist/ Lane Keep Assist:
    (Please note: Not all of the below improvements are applicable to vehicles with only Lane Keep Assist)
    – Smoother assisted steering for road layouts which include direction changes, lanes splitting and road marking transitions. Image processing improvements for surface estimation.

    – Calibration updates improving lane corridor quality & consistency, resulting in smoother steering through corners.

    – Improved determination of road edges.

    – Several line geometry related image processing refinements to help avoid false positives.

    – Improvements when managing cross junctions with no lane markings.

    Emergency Braking:
    – General performance refinements.

    Traffic Sign Recognition:
    – General improvement in sign recognition.

    Auto High Beam Assist:
    – Oncoming vehicle detection refinements to help avoid unintended dazzling of oncoming drivers.

    Electric Power Assisted Steering:
    – Improvements to steering feedback.

    Vehicle Dynamics:
    – Off-road handling, general suspension & body control refinement (Range Rover & Range Rover Sport only).

    Please Note: Availability of features can vary by vehicle specification, model years and markets.

    PHEV only: Please note that following the update, you may for a short period of time experience some irregularity in when the vehicle deploys EV energy. PHEV & BEV Vehicles only: Software updates require at least 25% battery charge.

  • Published On: September 7, 2023

    Adding this for reference since things changed with the MY24 physical controls purge.

    For Pivi Pro vehicles prior to 2024, with central volume knob

    1 –  Select Park (P).

    2 – Hold the media power button down, AKA the central volume knob

    3 – Continue to hold the media power button(volume knob) down, until the touchscreen goes blank, followed by the brand logo screen being displayed.

    4- Release the media power button.

    The greetings start-up screen is then displayed indicating the system reset is complete.


    For Pivi Pro vehicles from 2024, without central volume knob

    1 –  Select Park (P).

    2 – Hold the phone button down on the steering wheel

    3 – Continue to hold the phone button down, until the touchscreen goes blank, followed by the brand logo screen being displayed.

    4- Release the phone button.

    The greetings start-up screen is then displayed indicating the system reset is complete.




  • Published On: September 4, 2023

    While generally the same as MY23, the interior updates, some returning features and a few other details make for some new info on the 2024 Range Rover – that’s going into production as this is written.

    First note – the 4.4L V8 gets reduced performance for the first 310 miles for break-in – less power and no towing.

    Bigger note here – burying the lede – after noticing that Walk Away Lock/Unlock (WALAU) was shown in the MY24 videos JLandRover put out last week, pushed me to inquire around.  I received very solid info that it will indeed be returning/releasing in full function for MY24.  The owner’s manual update also gives some credence to that – for MY23, the WALAU section had been reduced to:

    This feature is not available on your vehicle at this time.

    While the MY24 section now has all the instructions and details again.

    They also did rename and consolidate some sections, combining Entering the vehicle, Exiting the vehicle, and Power Doors into the new “OPENING, CLOSING, AND SECURITY” section.

    An updated Power Doors graphic shows they’re definitely working on it but appears it will only be available for the Range Rover SV P615 LWB for 2024.

    They updated the wording on the wireless charging instructions, giving more guidance on where and how to place your phone:

    Place the Qi-compatible mobile device in the center of the mat with the device’s screen facing upward. Align the longer edge of the device with the longer edge of the wireless charging area. Charging commences after a short delay of up to 10 seconds

    Dynamic driving could cause the device to move around on the wireless charging area. Dislocation from a flat position on the charge mat may cause the wireless charge process to disconnect briefly. Make sure the device remains flat on the wireless charging mat.
    The Brake Hold feature must be causing some headaches – a new Automatic Car Wash Precautions section adds to the previous years info.  Previously it was just a line item caution, not it gets its own page.  Definitely disable auto brake hold when going into a car wash
    We might have already known this from the MY24 Velar info, but it was the Velar so nobody really cares.  The new touchscreen only controls for the Heated glass – tap, tap, tap:

    Heated windshield/heated rear window icon: This is one button to operate both the front heated windshield and the heated rear window. Touch to rotate between both the front heated windshield and the heated rear window on, front heated windshield on only, heated rear window on only and off. If left on, the heated windshield/rear window deactivates after a timed period, dependent on the outside temperature.

    Same as above with that other car, here’s the all-touch climate controls – I really like that it’s got everything on one screen – temp, fan and climate seats, one tap:

    That’s all for now!



  • Published On: August 18, 2023

    OS Release 4.0.1

    Nothing new to see in this release, purely certificate updates to keep everything running smoothly

  • Published On: July 21, 2023