2017 Model Year

Smartphone Pack officially mentioned in JLR Pathfinder 193; CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu CarLife is here

Here is the document you need to let you dealer know that you know about the Smartphone Pack

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Pathfinder Release Notes – 193 PDF (7 pages/182KB)

For extra index-a-bility, here’s the text:

New Features:

17MY > 18MY Range Rover / L405

17MY > 18MY Range Rover Sport / L494

17MY > 18MY Discovery / L462

18MY Range Rover Velar / L560

18MY Evoque / L538

18MY Discovery Sport / L550

18MY XF / X260

18MY XE / X760

18MY F-PACE / X761

18MY F-TYPE / X152

18MY E-PACE / X540

19MY I-PACE / X590

This release includes a new application – ‘Activation of Smartphone Pack’. This application allows the activation of 3 smartphone integration technologies – Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu CarLife.
Baidu CarLife is intended for the Chinese market only. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto availability will also depend on vehicle region.
The Smartphone Pack application is only compatible with InControl Touch Pro software version 18C or later. This application will prompt users to update the InControl Touch Pro software if required.

And as long as we’re here, the Land Rover USA website now lists the option, it only took a year.

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Officially supported CarPlay in a Land Rover, finally… Version S18C_18.34.5-213496

From Ross in the UK – his 2017 Discovery got the 18C update and with it, CarPlay is finally here.

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First the InControl Touch Pro 18C version, S18C_18.34.5-213496

(This same version has also started showing up in Velar’s & F-Pace’s in the UK)

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Now what it looks like screen to screen.

Extra Features:

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Then you plug in your iPhone and tap Apple CarPlay:

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Then some visual changes – the phone battery indicator disappears and the Phone icon on the lower bar changes to a CarPlay icon:

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Then…

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International Land Rover site shows Apple CarPlay Option Pack for new Discovery

With a tip from a reader earlier today we saw the Smartphone Pack option available to add to the build of a new Discovery.  At first I didn’t see it on the USA or UK site but when accessing through the Land Rover International home page, which often does have things you don’t normally see, we find the new option pack that adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

Both are described as such and yes even the Android Auto screen says “Simply connect your iPhone”:

A simple and intuitive interface. Designed to minimise distraction so that you can stay focused on the road. Simply connect your iPhone via USB and control compatible apps on the in-car Touchscreen.

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Jaguar Land Rover has been on the CarPlay list since its inception but never shipped in a vehicle.  We even found Apple CarPlay icons in an early InControl Touch Pro build.

 

Does this mean it’s really coming this time?

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).

Be sure to take advantage of free Land Rover ICTP quarterly map updates, latest added red light camera alerts on Long Island for me

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Two audible beeps before getting to intersection and if in Navigation, camera icons appear on maps and text message displayed in right pane.

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