2017 July

Range Rover Velar Touch Pro Duo – Android Device Settings?


What’s this new option under Connectivity on the Range Rover Velar?  Android device settings?

Range Rover Velar Touch Pro Duo Fan Control via passenger dial after screen press

I had wondered how this would work after not giving it a try when I saw it in person.l560-hvac-fan-control

Driver side control handles temperature for driver, pressing it switches to climate seat setting.  Passenger dial does the same but if you press the fan touchscreen button, passenger dial then controls fan speed.  The touchscreen button also displays the fan speed.

Obviously Touch Pro Duo will roll out up and down the line, so this info won’t always be Velar specific.

InControl Touch Pro Duo lower screen can default to user pref on start up, even blank

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Just an interesting bit of info, the lower InControl Touch Pro Duo screen on the Range Rover Velar can be programmed to startup per the driver’s preference.  And will operate/display in any one of the following ways on startup:

  1. Climate.
  2. Seats.
  3. Vehicle.
  4. Phone.
  5. Media.
  6. Last used: Select to return to last used feature on screen start up
  7. No feature: Select to display a blank screen on screen start up.

Range Rover Velar steering wheel controls gain new finger sweep gesture


Focusing on the 1, 2 and 1,2 & 3 above:

  1. Volume up: Press to increase the volume for any source.
  2. Volume sweep: Finger sweep clockwise to increase, counter clockwise to decrease.
  3. Volume down: Press to decrease the volume for any source.

The 6 shown above is the Customizable button and can be configured to activate via either a long or short press.  It can be programmed to perform one of the following functions:

  1. Cancel guidance.
  2. Next source.
  3. Mute speaker.
  4. Play/pause.
  5. Voicemail.
  6. Mute microphone.
  7. Hold.
  8. Auto reject.
  9. Upper screen off.
  10. Traffic alerts.

**Obviously this is still the first go at the Velar manual, but there are inconsistencies.  The Phone screen says you have to scroll on the touchscreen but the audio screen says you can use the steering wheels controls to scroll call or contacts lists.

Range Rover Velar includes Biocidal Ionizer

The owner’s manual for the Range Rover Velar is live now and something caught my eye on the Front Climate page


Although the numbering ends at 17 above, the textual descriptions go to 18.  And and instead of 17 being Auto as shown above, they list 17 as:

17. Air ionization icon: Touch to activate air ionization. The mode can only be activated when air distribution to the face mode has been selected. Selection of AUTO mode will deactivate the air ionization mode.

Further they add note with a cool sounding description:

A biocidal product may be fitted to this vehicle. The biocidal product is contained within an air ionizer. The air ionizer purifies the air in the passenger compartment by suppressing bacteria. The active substance is free radicals generated in situ from the ambient air or water.

Just sounds cool – will this help stop some of the bad smells that come out of current Land Rover AC systems?

Is this the mysterious Biocidal button?  Pac-Man?