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All-New Range Rover adds wireless charging and a signal booster with lots of disclaimers!

Jaguar Land Rover has been adding the wireless charging pads and boosters for a few years now so this might just be new for me. I noticed when they mention the Phone Signal Booster there’s always a disclaimer.

Usually those disclaimers are boring but this one caught my eye:

PHONE SIGNAL BOOSTER:
The wireless charger mat incorporates a phone signal booster. The phone signal booster is a mobile phone signal enhancer, designed to compensate for reduced reception inside the vehicle’s interior. This phone signal booster operates by selectively boosting signals into and out of the mobile phone via an external antenna. The phone signal booster operates automatically when a phone is placed on the charging mat; there is no need to connect or set up the phone signal booster.

This is a CONSUMER device. BEFORE USE, you MUST REGISTER THIS DEVICE with your wireless provider and have your provider’s consent. Most wireless providers consent to the use of signal boosters. Some providers may not consent to the use of this device on their network. If you are unsure, contact your provider. You MUST operate this device with approved antennas and cables as specified by the manufacturer. Antennas MUST be installed at least 20 cm (8 inches) from any person. You MUST cease operating this device immediately if requested by the FCC or a licensed wireless service provider. WARNING. E911 location information may not be provided or may be inaccurate for calls served by using this device..

You must register the device with your wireless provider? After searching I found my provider actually did have a page to register these devices with them to follow FCC rules.

Is everything doing this?

2022-02-07T10:39:47-05:00February 12, 2022|

Steering wheel Favorites button gives new option for All-New Range Rover

I believe it was the MY2018 refresh that brought the programmable Favorite button to the Range Rover steering wheel. Very functional button, even had two ways to access with a short or long press, each with a different function.

The function list has always been limited but a quick way to Play/Pause is still perfect.

For the All-New Range Rover, we get a new function – Cycle Cluster Layout

The Range Rover has had a digital gauge cluster since the 2010 refresh – before it was even a thing. They didn’t start actually having fun with it until 2017 or so, when InControl Touch Pro happened. With ICTP, you could have the map displayed or various layout changes in the cluster itself. That was further tweaked for the MY2018 refresh. It was a couple of clicks to switch the gauge cluster layout, kind of buried in the menus, not something to do often.

But for the All-New Range Rover, it looks like we’re getting a shortcut! So minor but glad to see they thought about it and implemented something.

2022-02-06T17:46:45-05:00February 11, 2022|

Land Rover Remote Park Assist coming to an app store near you

Just a list of what the app can do:

The remote park assist feature allows the driver to perform a parking manoeuvre from outside of the vehicle using a smartphone.

  1. Remote parallel parking.
  2. Remote perpendicular parking.
  3. Remote parallel park exit.
  4. Remote perpendicular park exit.
  5. Direct forward or backward.

 

This will be a $350 – $550 option for the 2023 model year.

 

2022-02-19T11:41:13-05:00February 9, 2022|

Power Doors Operation in the All-New Range Rover

This will be a $1750 option for the 2023 model year, all variants.

The powered doors electrically open or close according to a choice of user inputs. An audible warning sounds if an obstruction is detected in the door aperture or hinge area, or an obstruction is detected by the door motor.

OPENING FROM OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE:

While stationary and unlocked, the door handle is in position 1. Partially pull the exterior door handle to position 2, then release. The powered door opens. Pulling the door handle to its full extent (3) manually opens the door.

1. Deployed position
2. Partial pull position
3. Full pull position

OPENING FROM INSIDE THE VEHICLE:

Interior door handle is shown in its rest state, 1. Partially pull the interior door handle halfway to position 2 on a closed door, then release. The power door opens.

Pulling the interior door handle to its full extent (3) will unlatch the door manually. The door can then be opened manually.

Alternatively, use the touchscreen menu to open individual doors, or all the doors. In Park, access the Power doors control screen using the Vehicle picture shortcut

CLOSING FROM OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE:

The power doors open electrically according to a choice of user inputs:

  1. A short press on the power door close switch will close the door electrically.
  2. A long press on the power door close switch will close all open doors, including the tailgate, electrically.
  3. A short press on the door lock button located on the exterior door handle closes that door electrically.

The power door close switch is located on the rear of the door as shown.

Pressing the door lock button, located on the exterior door handle, power closes that door.

CLOSING FROM INSIDE THE VEHICLE:

  1. Press the brake pedal briefly to close the driver’s door only.
  2. Press the switch located near the grab handle and map reading light.
  3. Use the touchscreen menu to close individual doors or all the doors. Access the Power doors control screen using the Vehicle picture shortcut. Press and hold the close all icon on the touchscreen to close all open doors and tailgate.

 

2022-02-19T11:41:47-05:00February 8, 2022|
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