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Do not unwrap until 2019

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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.

InControl Touch Pro 18D has arrived: Version S18D_18.47.5-269316 Release Notes

The latest release notes for InControl Touch Pro (Duo) 18D, enjoy.

https://topix.landrover.jlrext.com/topix/service/procedure/935967/ODYSSEY_SRN/G2342856/en_US?uid=G2349136

First new feature to catch my eye:

Configurable Steering wheel switches can now be used to Play/Pause Smartphone pack audio.

New features included in this release

Speech database update screen

Note:If the vehicle software level is at a lower level than 17C the vehicle’s speech database will need to be updated for the speech system to continue working. This will be done after the main software update has completed by running the separate ‘Update Speech Database’ application from IMC (IMC) ECU functions and following the on screen instructions.

Navigation update – Japanese vehicles only

Caution:Due to the need for a new license file to be installed on the vehicle before running this update, a TA (TA) must be raised to get a unique code to allow this. If this License file is not installed prior to this update then the vehicles maps will become corrupted and can only to recovered through TA.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting brightness will now be remembered across ignition cycles.

Audio CD

Customers will now be informed when a CD has been ripped successfully.

Bluetooth® Audio

The Connected device’s name will now be displayed on the screen header.

Cameras

If the customer is playing a video on a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) device it will now restart after pausing for a reverse camera activation.

Home Screen
  • New ‘Take Me Home’ tile
  • A magnifying glass icon for search option
  • The ability to mute and unmute Navigation guidance
  • The media source selection screen is now accessible during a phone call

Language Support

Shanghaiese speech dialect for China has been introduced.

Smartphone Pack Features

Configurable Steering wheel switches can now be used to Play/Pause Smartphone pack audio.

Issues fixed in this release

Radio

AM, FM and HD Radio
  • The radio screen will no longer freeze
  • A ‘Radio not available’ pop-up will no longer be displayed on the home screen when exiting the radio find view list, after selecting a station from radio find view list in RSE.
  • Radio default artwork will no longer flicker while scanning radio frequencies.
  • Radio favorite feature will no longer unexpectedly reset to the radio home page.
  • Favorite Radio Channels will no longer be unexpectedly deselected in the lower screen.

DAB
  • DAB stations can be selected from the search view list inside the find view.

All Road Information
  • The 4x4i All Surface Information Screen will no longer be automatically displayed when a vehicle stalls.
  • (I-Pace only) The graphics seen on the touchscreen displaying the power distribution to the front and rear axles will no longer be inverted.

Smartphone Pack Features

All Smartphones
  • Improved connectivity of USB module phones.
  • Improved functionality when 2 phones are connected at the same time.

Android Auto
  • Improved GPS connection when using a navigation app from customer’s phone.

Apple CarPlay
  • If customer disconnects a session for the device the touchscreen will no longer freeze on the CarPlay screen.
  • A customer will no longer need to press the CarPlay tile twice to get to the CarPlay screen.
  • Customers using CarPlay will now see the correct media artwork where available.
  • Customers will be able to launch CarPlay or InControl Apps (ICA) in the same ignition cycle after starting vehicle using remote engine start.
  • CarPlay will no longer be deactivated after unmuting audio on the vehicle.

(Android phones only)
InControl Apps (ICA)
  • ICA screen will no longer freeze or flicker for apps like spotify, when connected using android phones

Audio CD
  • (Issue only in last software, 18C) Switching from a CD to a DVD will now work correctly
  • The rear screen will now display the correct icon for CD ripping.
  • Audio ripped from a CD will now display information correctly

HDMI Connections

General HDMI connection improvements

Touchscreens and Controls

Lower Duo Touchscreen
  • Rotary dials in the lower touchscreen will no longer stop working as intended.
  • Lower touchscreen will no longer display an incorrect recent phone call list.
  • When changing the theme from light to dark the lower screen will no longer show a light theme.
  • Lower touchscreen will now remember setting between ignition cycles
  • Customer will not experience lower screen displayed in Red.

Upper Duo Touchscreen
  • Touchscreen will no longer intermittently fail to display existing application icons after an ignition cycle.

Duo Touchscreens
  • Upper and lower screens will no longer go blank with working audio.

Bluetooth®
  • Improved Bluetooth® auto connection of customer phone.
  • Customer can hear Bluetooth® audio routed through the cabin upon resuming after an ignition off time out.
  • Improved Bluetooth® stability.

Cameras
  • Camera screen will no longer be displayed blank when going back quickly from camera to home screen.
  • Improved Forward Traffic Detection Audio alerts.
  • Camera screen will no longer stay on after an alert while reversing vehicle.
  • Front camera screen will no longer be stay on even after driving vehicle forward.
  • When a Trailer is attached the user will now be able to select other camera views not just the trailer views.

USB Connected Devices
  • First song will no longer be played after returning to USB playback from other sources,playback will resume from the last point.
  • Improved media playback functionality when 2 iPods and iPhones™ are connected at the same time.
  • Tracks played from a USB device will show the correct track name instead of numbers
  • Corrupt USB devices will no longer cause the ISC (ISC) to constantly reset.

Climate

(Discovery only)
Manual Air Conditioning System
  • The touchscreen will no longer display a climate screen when the functionality is not supported by the vehicle.

i-Pace Climate System
  • Smart icon will highlight in all screens to show function is ON

General Climate Fixes
  • Improved stability when controlling the climate system through the touchscreen

(17C or later software level)
Evoque Climate System
  • Customer will have Climate Sync functionality back

IPC (IPC)
  • Customer will have proper artwork for AM and FM radio in the IPC.
  • Customer will no longer observe logo image on IPC instead of map or media.

Connected Infotainment
  • A blank online media screen will no longer not be observed on the when pressing media tile from bottom bar.
  • The customer will always have Live and Side panels available

DVD
  • Improved DVD playback

Electric vehicle screens
  • Time required to charge will be same on IPCand MY EV screen
  • The I-Pace goodbye screen will now display correctly every time the system shuts down.

Speech

Navigation
  • Customers can now use speech to navigate to Points of interest
  • User can enter Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport as a destination

General
  • Unsupported data on a USB device no longer causes voice features to stop working for an entire drive cycle.

Overall System improvements
  • Improved system stability
  • Improved system stability with rear seat entertainment
  • Improved system start up performance

Phone
  • Recent call list will now be updated after a missed call.
  • If contact is edited it will no longer appear grayed out and can be chosen from a speech command.
  • Customer can now see all the numbers stored for a contact.
  • The customer will have option for ‘USB only’ mode no a pop-up observed when phone is plugged in, if Smartphone features are not required.

Tow Assist
  • The Shadow trailer will no longer turn red too early.
  • (InControl touch Duo only) A Long press of the rotary dial will now centre the trailer to straight as it does on single screen vehicles.
  • When a Trailer is attached the user will now be able to select other camera views not just the trailer views.
  • Customer will no longer experience flicker while zoom in/out hitch assist
  • Parking guidance is returning after a Hitch Assist action automatically

Television
  • TV feature will not crash while selecting TV channel through Speech command
  • Customer will no longer see the white patches behind the intent bar in TV station list.

Valet Mode
  • Customer can unlock the valet mode by giving the valid valet mode PIN the master PIN will no longer be required.

Known issues in this release

(Brazilian Vehicles with TV)
Television
  • Some vehicles can not Display the Same TV channel across all 3 screens
  • The front screen goes blank after playing the TV for a few minutes and the rear screens report no reception

These are planed to be fixed in a future 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.

Calling all Jaguar Land Rover owners who have had 18C/Smartphone pack installed–we need your details!

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Jaguar Land Rover officially continues to keep mum on details for the latest InControl Touch Pro updates, so let’s see if we can help ourselves and get this sorted.

Regardless of having a Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle, please visit the link below and add your details to the thread.  Help your fellow owners who can’t get a consistent answer from JLR corporate or their own dealers.

https://www.rangerovers.net/forum/13-general-chatter/328932-incontrol-touch-pro-18c-smartphone-pack-process-cost-survey.html

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Possibly one of the best Gerry McGovern interviews ever – go read it at Alloy+Grit!

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Gerry McGovern Gets Frank About Land Rover Design via Alloy+Grit