L663

Now this is worth a post–more Pivi Pro info!

Really cool info and sounds very promising – we can’t really believe any of the hyperbole because we’ve been tricked too many times but this finally does sound like a system fit for a Land Rover(Range Rover)

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BRAINS AND BRAWN: RUGGED NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER SHOWCASES WORLD-FIRST DUAL eSIM CONNECTIVITY AT CES 2020
– 2020 Land Rover Defender features world-first dual-modem, dual eSIM design for enhanced connectivity and functionality. Powered by two Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820Am Automotive Platforms, each with an integrated Snapdragon X12 modem
– With two LTE modems, the New Defender can download Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates without interruption and while streaming music and apps through the vehicle’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system
– The New Defender features 16 electronic modules that can be updated remotely, and uses cloud-based technology from CloudCar to provide personalization, content and services
– Comprehensive range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems developed with Bosch including a 3D Surround Camera system
– The New Defender 110 and 90 will be featured at CES 2020, January 7-10, in the Qualcomm (LVCC, North Hall, 5606) and BlackBerry (LVCC, North Hall 7515) booths

(LAS VEGAS) – January 6, 2020 – The Land Rover Defender family will showcase its new dual eSIM connectivity at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, January 7-10.
The 2020 Land Rover Defender is the first vehicle with two embedded LTE modems for enhanced connectivity, while the vehicle’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system shares electronic hardware with the latest smartphones.

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The fast and intuitive Pivi Pro system allows customers to make full use of the Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology in the New Defender without compromising the system’s ability to stream music and connect to apps. With its own designated LTE modem and eSIM, the SOTA technology can operate in the background without affecting the day-to-day connectivity provided by the separate modem and eSIM in the infotainment module.
The always-on, connected Pivi Pro setup sits at the heart of the cabin in the New Defender. A 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen allows customers to control numerous aspects of the vehicle using the same processing hardware as the latest smartphones. In addition, customers can connect two mobile devices at once using Bluetooth.
“With one LTE modem and eSIM dedicated to the Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology and the same set-up looking after music streaming and apps, New Defender has the digital capacity to keep customers connected, updated and entertained at all times anywhere in the world,” said Peter Virk, Director of Connected Car and Future Technology, Jaguar Land Rover. “You could liken the design to a brain, with each half enjoying its own connection for unrivalled and uninterrupted service. Like the brain, one side of the system looks after logical functions, like SOTA, while the other takes care of more creative tasks.”
Pivi Pro is equipped with its own battery, so the system is always on and able to respond immediately on startup. As a result, the navigation is ready to accept new destinations the moment the driver sits in the vehicle. The system allows customers to access to the latest software updates remotely – including navigation mapping data – without the need to visit retailers for updates to be installed.
The LTE connectivity behind the Jaguar Land Rover infotainment system also allows the New Defender to roam across multiple networks in different regions to help optimize connectivity. In addition, the cloud-based architecture provided by CloudCar is designed to make it easy to access and use content and services.

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Land Rover has also confirmed the first New Defender SUVs will feature more SOTA capability than originally projected. At its Frankfurt Motor Show launch in September 2019, Land Rover announced that 14 individual electronic control modules would be able to receive remote updates, however, the first production vehicles will feature 16 control units capable of receiving SOTA updates. Land Rover engineers estimate that in-dealer software updates will be a thing of the past for Defender customers before the end of 2021 as additional SOTA modules come online, rising from the current 16 to more than 45.

Land Rover will showcase its advanced Pivi Pro technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with the New Defender 110 and 90 taking pride of place on the Qualcomm (LVCC, North Hall, 5606) and BlackBerry (LVCC, North Hall 7515) stands respectively.

Qualcomm Technologies
Powering the Defender’s Pivi Pro infotainment and Vehicle Domain Controller are two high-performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Am Automotive Platforms, each with an integrated Snapdragon X12 LTE modem. The Snapdragon 820Am Automotive Platform delivers unprecedented performance and technology integration designed to support highly advanced telematics, infotainment and digital clusters. It delivers rich, immersive and seamless connected in-vehicle experiences, while making next-generation vehicles more connected, smart and contextually aware.
With its power-efficient CPU cores, stunning and state-of-the-art GPU performance, integrated machine learning and powerful video processing capabilities, the Snapdragon 820Am Automotive Platform is designed to provide unmatched connected in-car experiences, including responsive interfaces, immersive 4K graphics, high-definition media streaming, and immersive audio.
Two X12 LTE modems provide parallel high-bandwidth downlink and uplink connectivity across multiple networks, ultra-fast connectivity and lower latency for secure, reliable communications. Additionally, the X12 LTE modem features an integrated global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and automotive dead reckoning, increasing the vehicle’s capability to accurately keep track of its location and position.

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BlackBerry QNX
The New Defender is the first Land Rover vehicle to include a domain controller that consolidates a number of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and driver convenience functions built on top of the QNX Hypervisor. Consolidating more systems onto fewer ECUs is integral to the future of automotive electrical design and will be the model for the Land Rover brand’s next-generation vehicle architecture.
Within the New Defender, the Blackberry QNX operating system helps deliver a smartphone-like experience for Pivi Pro infotainment users. The technology also powers the operating system for the latest generation TFT Interactive Driver Display, which can be configured to show vehicle instrumentation, navigation instructions and mapping information or a combination of the two2.
Certified to the highest level of ISO 26262 – ASIL D, the QNX operating system provides the ultimate peace of mind to Defender drivers. The first ASIL D-certified QNX Hypervisor for Safety ensures the multiple Operating Systems (OS) powering the safety-critical factors (e.g. body domain control) are isolated from non-safety critical systems (e.g. infotainment). This is critical to ensuring that compromised systems, or those requiring updates, won’t impact driving functions.
As a leader in safety-certified, secure and reliable embedded software, BlackBerry QNX technology is embedded in more than 150 million vehicles on the road today and used by top automakers for their ADAS, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, hands-free, and infotainment systems.

CloudCar
Jaguar Land Rover is the first global car maker to use CloudCar’s latest cloud-based services platform. Working with the world-leading developer of connected driver experiences brings new levels of customer convenience to the Pivi Pro infotainment fitted to the New Defender.
By scanning with smartphone QR codes displayed on Pivi Pro, user accounts are compatible with music streaming services including Spotify, TuneIn and Deezer that are automatically recognized and added to the cloud – transferring the driver’s digital life to their vehicle in a heartbeat. From this point, customers can access and stream content without even having their smartphone in the vehicle. Content provider updates are carried out in the cloud, so they are always up to date – even if the corresponding smartphone app has not been updated.
The CloudCar system supports a variety of service and content functionalities and recognizes dial-in numbers and codes, as well as locations, stored within calendar meeting invites. Customers can then navigate to or dial-in to meetings and conference calls with a single touch of the central touchscreen2.
The 2020 Land Rover Defender is the first vehicle to make use of the latest-generation technology, marking the next step in Jaguar Land Rover’s ongoing partnership with CloudCar, which dates back to 2017.

Bosch
Land Rover is on the road to a connected and autonomous future and the New Defender features a variety of technologies developed with Bosch to enhance the driving experience.
Alongside the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which include Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Assist, Bosch has supported the development of the Land Rover brand’s innovative 3D Surround Camera System, which gives drivers a unique view of the vehicle’s immediate perimeter using four wide-angle HD cameras, each providing a 190-degree field-of-view.
Connected using a 3Gbit/s video backbone and fused with 14 ultrasonic sensors, the clever technology gives drivers a choice of vantage points including a top-down plan view and seamless perspective view. It even performs as a virtual scout, allowing customers to pan around the vehicle on screen for the ultimate Command Driving Position on and off-road.
Land Rover and Bosch have a relationship that stretches back decades and has pioneered numerous propulsion and motion control features that will go on to become the industry standard, including ClearSight Ground View, Land Rover Wade Sensing technology and Advanced Tow Assist features – all are enabled by the Bosch driver assistance platform.

2020 Land Rover Defender US Product & Order Guide

Enjoy!

20MY Land Rover Defender: New Vehicle Content, Pricing, and Order Guide (PDF, 3.3MB)

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Defender’s InControl Touch Pro leak shows new design language incoming

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https://www.tflcar.com/2019/06/breaking-2020-land-rover-defender-interior-independent-suspension-spied-in-new-photos/

Do not unwrap until 2019

Can’t wait to see what December 27th brings…fromlandroverdonotunwrapuntil2019-resize-1024x1024

Oddly but very much in line with their process – the official media links for the above image swapped the high- and low- res images – or at least the resizes – ever so confusing…

Further the image itself was so low-res and I’m not sure if that’s actually on purpose or just another lack of attention to detail.

LinkedIn always comes through with interesting Jaguar Land Rover tips – L462, L663, X761, L560, L538C, 16MY, 17MY, 18MY

A September post on fullfatrr.com, outed the Holland & Holland Range Rover well in advance of yesterdays official reveal.  Within that post was some info from a JLR contractor’s LinkedIn page.  LinkedIn has been a great source of this type of info for a long time.  I’ve posted a few times in the past using info from those pages – specifically about the InControl system designers.

And now we get some new confirmed model numbers and info that (Jaguar) Land Rover nerds will love – nothing secret just interesting and one search leads to another…  And this info is all out there, so it’s obviously not news in the urgent sense but this post lets me put it all in one place.

L462 is the next Discovery / L663 is the next Defender

From that post:

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BAK Automotive Development Limited

May 2014 – Present (7 months)Jaguar Land Rover – Gaydon

Working specifically within the Engineered to Order Department (ETO), which has recently been renamed SVO department, or Special Vehicle Operations.
I will be working on the design, development and project management of special vehicle models, concentrating on, exterior and interior trim parts, across all special variants of the Jaguar and Land Rover models, which will include parts such as unique front and rear bumpers and valances, sculptured rocker panels, sports trims, side rails, mud flaps and boot lid spoilers.
I am currently working on the following vehicle line ups:-
L494 – Range Rover Sport SVR 15.5MY
Wheel Arch Extensions – SPATS
Bumper / Fender Bracket
L405 – Range Rover Holland and Holland 16MY
Bespoke Front Grille
L462 – Discovery 17MY
Door Rubbing Strips
L663 – Defender 17MY
RMDV2 Input
Project 7 – 16MY
Water Management – Drain Bag
"B" Pillar Seals
Modified Door Window Regulators
I also work closely with the supply chain to deliver the above items efficiently and to build schedule.

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Then another search leads to a document that should sit behind a secure webpage but lucky for us it doesn’t.

The Jaguar and Land Rover STA Guideline: Programme What to Where submission requirements, that lists all of the upcoming models for suppliers submissions to JLR.  The document is from May 2014.  While it is publicly accessible I’m not going to link to it directly nor post all of the contents of the document, but here’s the interesting bits:

L405 Current Car  
L494 Current Car  
L405 14MY  
L405 Hybrid  
L405 LWB  
L405 15MY & 15.5MY First mentions of 15.5MY
L405 / L494 (D7u) 16MY These are platform related? D7u
L462 L494 & L405 (D7u) 17MY Same as above but adding in the Discovery Sport
T5 Current Car & 15 & 16MY Only T5 left is the LR4/Discovery 4
Defender Current Car  
Defender 2015 / 2016 MY  
XK / XF / XK Current Car  
X152 AWD /16MY Here’s the F-Type AWD model that was just announced
X152 Convertible  
X152 Coupe  
X250 14 MY  
X250 RS  
X260 This is the next XF
X351 14 MY  
X760 Jagaur XE
X761 This is the Jaguar SUV, teased as the C-X17 concept
L359 Dead man walking for most of the world
L538  
L550 Discovery Sport
AJ200 Petrol Ingenium Engine
AJ200 Diesel Ingenium Engine

 

I’ll close this out with a few more interesting random LinkedIn Experience posts, my italics are for emphasis:

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PMST Leader Discovery 3 & Range Rover Sport
Land Rover

January 2000 – December 2002 (3 years)gaydon, england

Bonnet and fender PMST leader for the T5 platform that included a Defender replacement which didn’t continue and the Discovery 3 and the original Range Rover Sport.

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On the item below it’s the “C” at the end of the L538 that makes it interesting.  The L538 is the Range Rover Evoque and the C indicates the convertible model.  They first showed it back in 2012 but from the various L538C posts, it appears the engineers are still working on it.

Lead DM Engineer
Jaguar Land Rover

April 2013 – Present (1 year 8 months)

D8 Platform:
L550
L538C

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This one was dated July 2013 – Present and adds even more model numbers and model years.  The X761 is the Jaguar SUV.  The L560 may be the all new Range Rover model that Gerry McGovern dropped hints about a few weeks ago.  And except for the X760, the other Jaguar models are all future products.

Programmes involved:
X760 16MY/17MY
X260 16MY/17MY
X261 17MY
X761 17MY
L560 18MY
X360 18MY

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