2019 Model Year

InControl Touch Pro 19A has arrived: Version S19A_19.07.2-312706 Release Notes

The latest release notes for InControl Touch Pro (Duo) 19A, enjoy

IMC (INFOTAINMENT MASTER CONTROLLER) – SOFTWARE VERSION: S19A_19.07.2-312706, PART NUMBER: K8A2-19C204-BB (G2369115) INCONTROL© TOUCH PRO 19A
Release Date: 2019-02-27

New features included in this release

DRIVER ASSISTANCE FEATURES

Improved warning messages for Reverse Traffic Detection.

CLIMATE

It is now possible to adjust the second row temperature controls (where fitted) from the front upper screen.

NAVIGATION

Improved screen for manually adding personal charging stations.
10" TS only: It is now possible to select numbers and letters on the same screen when entering destination in Navigation system.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE SCREENS (ELECTRIC VEHICLES ONLY)

Improvements to the auto-add charge station and associated features.
Touchscreen view improved with updated preferred charging station settings.
Simplified range map display.

BLUETOOTH® AUDIO

It is now possible to change Bluetooth® device from the BT Audio screen and in media source selection list screen.

INCONTROL TOUCH PRO DUO TOUCHSCREEN

The lower screen will now dim by the same amount as the upper screen when in stealth mode.

TERRAIN RESPONSE SCREEN

Revised terrain response imagery.

WI-FI HOTSPOT (F-TYPE 19MY ONLY)

This update introduces hotspot support for F-Types.

 

ISSUES FIXED IN THIS RELEASE

 

ACTIVE EXHAUST BUTTON (VELAR SVA-DYNAMIC ONLY)

Active Exhaust Button now available on lower touchscreen.

BLUETOOTH®

  • Bluetooth® phone call connection improvements.
  • Bluetooth® Media will now reconnect automatically after unplugging iPhone™ from the front portable media interface panel.
  • General Bluetooth® usability improvements.

CLIMATE

When auto is selected, changing the distribution mode will cancel auto and the blower speed in the rotary dial will now change to its previous value.

NAVIGATION
  • When searching for specific Points of Interest (POI) using speech, it is no longer necessary to stipulate a search area.
  • Navigation start-up speed improvements.
  • Hybrid Charging Station filtering is now possible on PHEV vehicles.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE SCREENS (ELECTRIC VEHICLES ONLY)

  • Display will now work in low power mode.
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) button is now available on the Touchscreen (PHEV vehicles only).
  • Creep Mode not correctly displaying in the Touchscreen.
  • Estimated time to charge is no longer displayed unless a charging cable is connected to the vehicle.
  • Regenerative braking state can now be selected on-screen at start up.

RADIO
  • General stability improvements – MW Band.
  • Tuner screen – various bug fixes.

REVERSE TRAFFIC DETECTION

‘Reverse Traffic Detection not available’ message will no longer be displayed on touchscreen when system is active.

SMARTPHONE PACK FEATURES
  • Fixed Smartphone feature failure to launch at startup.
  • (China only) improved robustness when switching from iPhone™ to Baidu session.
  • (InControl Touch Duo only) CarPlay screen is not aligned with the center of the Touchscreen when launched while source selection screen displayed.
  • Loss of audio mid-cycle when listening to Spotify with Apple CarPlay.
  • Improved Android Auto connection strategy.

SYSTEM

STARTUP
  • General start-up improvements.

GOODBYE SCREEN
  • Goodbye screen will no longer appear at the wrong time when the engine is switched off.

MULTIMEDIA PLAYBACK
  • General stability improvements.

SPEECH DATABASE UPDATES
  • Update of Speech Database using service screen – robustness improvements.
SVR LOGO (SVR VEHICLES ONLY)
  • SVR Logo no longer changes size during start-up.
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT
  • General robustness improvements.
  • The rear screens no longer default to on at start up.

KNOWN ISSUES IN THIS RELEASE

REAR VIEW CAMERA JUDDER
The camera image is not displaying as smoothly as it should be, this is currently under investigation and should be fixed in the next full software release.

Updated InControl Touch Pro Quick Guide sheds more light on the changes–Apple Music, Spotify & Amazon coming 2H19

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INFOTAINMENT QUICK GUIDE – INCONTROL TOUCH PRO – PDF (5 pages/1MB)

As awesome find from MBR on the UK’s fpaceforums gives us some new details on the 18C upgrade and what’s coming next year.  First – the most interesting details are in the footnotes:

***Start Footnotes

i Software version 18c; Infotainment systems with 8″ and 10″ screen

Confirming 18c is available on the 8” Jaguar models

ii For entertainment units with a 10″ screen from model year 17

Smartphone pack is for 10” MY17+ only – appears no CarPlay 8” Jaguars?

iii Approved content varies depending on the smartphone’s operating system. Please check your smartphone’s technical requirements to see if they are compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or Baidu Carlife.

iv You may have to select a different domain for country-specific information. Apple CarPlay compatible from iPhone 5 or later, according to manufacturer’s site. Android Auto compatible from Android 5.0 Lollipop or later, according to manufacturer’s site (as at September 2018).

v Plans are in place to support other streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Music, most likely from the second half of 2019. vi Depending on the vehicle model and market. Please ask your dealer

More native streaming services on the way!

vii These functions are available for smartphones with a compatible Bluetooth profile (access to messages) and accepted access authorisation for Touch Pro.

viii Touch Pro updated to 17C or a later software version Vehicle with voice support (note: vehicles without voice control: X152 18MY, X152 19MY P1, L538C, all MY)

JLR vehicles not getting the voice-activated nav – X152: Jaguar F-Type & L538C: Range Rover Evoque Convertible – the first Land Rover with InControl Touch Pro

***End Footnotes

****Full content follows

InControl Touch Pro Functions
Your current InControl Touch Pro offers a range of innovative features and functions designed to make your multimedia life easier and more convenient. A fresher design, intuitive menu structures and state-of-the-art connectivity ensure a safe and pleasant driving experience. Connect your smartphone to access apps, play music through the high-quality sound system and plan the best route to your destination. The most important infotainment additions and enhancement are outlined for you below.

Design of the user interface
The new and fresher design of your InControl Pro Duo user interface now features just three clearly structured main menu tiles. It contains new symbols and icons for additional functions as well as a clearer and more intuitive media player interface.
The colour schemes have also been updated. A light and a dark colour scheme can currently be selected for the 10″ Touch Pro screen. With this update, the colour schemes change automatically to suit the external lighting conditions.
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If you prefer a special colour scheme or do not want the colour scheme to change automatically, you should proceed as follows:
 Check the settings to see whether “Auto” or a colour scheme that you do not want is set by default.
 Switch to your preferred colour scheme

Smartphone package with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu Carlife
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu Carlife are intelligent and secure solutions allowing you to use selected content and functions on your smartphone in your vehicle.
 To do so, use a cable to connect your smartphone to your vehicle’s USB connection. Your vehicle is then automatically detected (1).
 You can automatically access your smartphone’s functions via the relevant menu (2).
 You can switch between the connected smartphone and InControl Touch Pro’s other functions at any time (3 and 4).
 The connection is also displayed in the main menu of your InControl Touch Pro (5).

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For further information about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, compatible smartphones, operating systems and available apps, visit the manufacturers’ sites at www.apple.com/carplay and www.android.com/autoiv.

Online media and access to connected audio equipment
For vehicles equipped with a mobile data connection, a range of audio streaming services are now available either via SIM card with data usage or via a Wi-Fi connection.

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In addition to TuneIn, which streams thousands of radio stations and podcasts from around the world, you can also use the music streaming service Deezer, provided that the vehicle has a live function.

Looking for your favourite songs on your smartphone? No problem! Simply use the convenient media search function for audio devices and smartphones via Bluetooth.
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Sending and receiving text messages
Touch Pro notifies users of incoming text messages and offers a range of interaction options:
 The text message can be read out to the user.
 The user can respond with predefined messages (selected from a list) or call the sender back.
 The user can send a predefined text message to any contact in their phone book.

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Voice-activated navigation input
After pressing the talk button on the steering wheel, users can voice-activate navigation guidance using simple commands. The InControl Touch Pro supports 18 languages and dialects, making it easy for anyone to navigate to a tourist attraction or a point-of-interest.
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Further highlights
 High-performance routing complete with intuitive search method and user-friendly interface.
 Supports USB sticks and CDs/DVDs and displays album covers for Bluetooth audio sources.
 Comfort functions for front air-conditioned seats, massage seats and premium rear massage seats
 Stable InControl apps, live apps and web browser.

Finally ~some~ official word on the InControl Touch Pro updates for pre-MY19 vehicles

Yesterday Jaguar Land Rover finally and officially announced the $300 Smartphone for MY19 vehicles.  As it turns out this was also the official announcement for the 18C software update; with that came some more small details.  It was also confirmed that 18C is the same on MY19 as it is on MY17 & MY18:

  • Voice command for Navigation functionality introduced for select models;
  • Major graphical refresh on the "Home," "Extra Features" and "Customizable Homepage" screens;
  • Minor user experience changes to the button and icon placement on "Media Screen"; and
  • Additional shortcut buttons on the home screen for key functions within Navigation, Media and Phone.

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The more interesting info is why there is so much confusion with regard to pre-MY19 owners getting their updates – some for free, some for a charge.  And for that I’ll quote the Jaguar Land Rover representative directly:

It’s not quite cut and dry. Customers are advised to visit their local retailer to determine if their vehicle can be retroactively updated. Not all cars are capable of being updated to accept Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are some technical parameters that need to be met in order to do the update – specifically a car must have 10" Touch Pro or Touch Pro Duo, with Pro Services and Connect Pro (i.e. WiFi and InControl Apps). Our vehicles are also fit with three different versions of the UIP (center armrest panel where the USB ports are located); CarPlay and Android Auto can only function on vehicles with the top two specifications of the UIP.

Pricing conditions for retrofitting Pre MY19 vehicles (MY17-18) are not defined by JLR, rather the dealers have independent control over the pricing. There is a significant amount of labor time involved in the update and since it’s not a warranty-able item, some retailers could decide to provide the update for free as a courtesy to customers while other retailers may choose to charge the customer a fee to align with the labor and what the New MY19 owners are paying for the smartphone pack ~ $300

So while that does clear up some of what’s going on – why can’t Jaguar Land Rover step up and provide a VIN decoder for MY17 & MY18 owners worldwide that can instantly show if the vehicle is compatible?

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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Is the refuel procedure on the PHEV Range Rovers the same on other PHEV vehicles?

First there’s a dedicated button to open the fuel door the also opens the fuel tank isolation valve & depressurized the tank then unlocks the filler flap.  I’ll let the owners manual take it from here:

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FUEL FILLER FLAP LOCK
Note: Make sure that the vehicle is refuelled shortly after the refuelling button is pressed. Failure to do so may result in the fuel tank not being filled to the required level. If in doubt, check the fuel level gauge in the instrument panel before continuing the journey, to prevent running out of fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) have a locking fuel filler flap and an isolation valve on the fuel tank.
The vehicle cannot be refuelled until the following has occurred:
• The isolation valve on the fuel tank is open.
• The fuel tank is depressurised.
• The fuel filler flap is unlocked.
To enable refuelling, carry out the following:

1. Switch off the vehicle’s ignition, apply the Electric Parking Brake (EPB), and make sure that the transmission is engaged in Park (P).
2. Press the refuelling button located in the lower switch panel at the driver’s side of the fascia. The isolation valve on the fuel tank opens to depressurise the fuel tank. The fuel filler flap unlocks. The instrument panel displays a message to confirm that the fuel filler flap is unlocking.
3. The instrument panel displays a message to confirm that the fuel filler flap is unlocked and the vehicle can be refuelled. See 382, FUEL FILLER FLAP.

The isolation valve on the fuel tank remains open for approximately 10 minutes, at which point the valve shuts, preventing further refuelling. If further refuelling is required, repeat the above process to open the isolation valve on the fuel tank.

Note: Make sure that the vehicle is stationary. The fuel filler flap does not unlock, and the isolation valve on the fuel tank does not open, if the vehicle is moving. The instrument panel displays a message to confirm that the vehicle’s speed is too high.

Note: Make sure that the fuel filler flap is closed after refuelling. The instrument panel displays a message to confirm that the fuel filler flap is not fully closed. If a fault is detected on either the fuel filler flap system, or on the isolation valve system on the fuel tank, the instrument panel displays a message. In this event, consult a retailer/authorised repairer or roadside assistance. See 501, ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. See 357, PROTECT.