• Published On: December 5, 2023

    Pivi Pro 4.1.1
    OS Release 4.1.1 and 4.1.1_

    With our continued drive to deliver improvements to your vehicle, this update brings enhancements to the following systems:

    Wireless Device Charging:
    Improved detection and adaption to phones resulting in the initiation of charging being less sensitive to device location. Updates to communication with Apple devices running the latest iOS releases.

    High Voltage (HV) Battery Charge Control:
    Changes to the control of the charging cable locking pin to reduce the possibility of an unresponsive locking pin.
    Changes to the charge indicator LED behavior
    – The flashing white LED charge indicator no longer illuminates when attempting to plug-in the charge cable when the locking pin is already in a locked position.
    – If the charging pin is stuck in a midway position during locking attempt, a Rapid flashing white LED to indicate the error condition. In such cases recommend removal/reinsertion of charging cable.

    Sound System:
    General calibration & system volume refinements including a fix for an issue where the audio could be heard through an incorrect speaker channel.

    ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System):
    – Updates to remove noises from the brake system modulator (applicable to New Range Rover (L460) and New Range Rover Sport (L461 )).
    – Improvement in Anti-Lock Brake system diagnostics.
    – Better detection and response for DTC C055E System Stiffness.

    Vehicles without Surround Cameras:
    Added automatic display of the rear view when the vehicle rolls back plus other general performance improvements.

    PHEV Vehicles fitted with Belt Integrated Starters:
    Resolved an issue that could result in a delayed engine start.

    V8 Engine Defender:
    Improvements to the oil monitoring systems.

    Jaguar I-PACE (21MY Only – already included in later models):
    Improvements to cold weather range prediction accuracy.
    Improved support for Charge Now.
    Fixed Time charging now works across multiple days.
    Improved range estimation for vehicles fitted with 20″ wheels.
    Improved range estimation impact influenced by the vehicle’s climate control system.
    Range estimation updates more frequently, preventing unexpected range drop off at lower range values.

    Defender and Discovery 6-cylinder vehicles:
    Resolved an issue where the 02 sensor could incorrectly result in the display of an engine warning light.

    All other vehicles:
    General powertrain refinements.


  • Published On: November 19, 2023

    This will probably be fixed soon enough but thought posting could help people searching if they’re stuck.

    A bug in the InControl activation process causes issues with certain special characters in an email address and/or passwords not complex enough.

    If unable to successfully activate InControl on an MY24 vehicle

    WORKAROUND 1 – Email address format:
    There is currently a bug within the new ADTS process where the use of an email address which contain certain special characters (.) (-) (_) will result in a login failure on the PIVI screen. Whilst there are many combinations that can be rejected, the most common two we have found:

    • Email addresses containing a hyphen (- )
    Example: jaguar-landrover@mail.com

    • Email address that contain two dots ( . )
    Example: jaguar.land.rover@mail.com

    Example of email address which will fail: jaguar-landrover@mail.com /jaguar.land.rover@mail.com
    Example of email address which should work: johnsmithjlr@mail.com

    WORKAROUND 2 – If an InControl account already exists for the user:
    1. Confirm with the user whether their existing password meets the criteria outlined below:
    • A minimum of 12 characters in length
    • No character occurs more than twice consecutively
    • Contain at least one capital letter
    • Contain at least one numerical character

    If the user’s password does not meet the above criteria, recommend that the user/customer resets their password prior to attempting the activation process and proceed to step 2.

    If the password already meets the above criteria, no password reset is required and you can proceed to step 3.

    2. If the password has been reset, confirm it is working by having the user/customer log into the InControl Owner Portal

    3. Prior to starting the activation process, please ensure the TCU Reset Routine is ran via TOPIx Cloud

    4. In the vehicle, start the engine and leave it running. Before trying to sign-in to InControl, perform a PIVI Cold Boot. This is achieved by pressing and holding the volume/power button in until the PIVI screen goes black and restarts**

    5. Go to Settings > Connectivity and ensure that both Mobile Data and Wi-Fi options are disabled

    6. Go to Settings > All > General > InControl Services > Sign In to InControl

    7. Sign in using InControl email and password

    8. Upon successful sign in, this should complete the activation of services. Please ensure the vehicle is an area of good network connectivity and the engine remains on for at least 5 minutes If the above steps are not successful, please refer to the workaround above for the scenario “If an InControl account already exists for the user”


    **Editor’s Note: Technically step 4 isn’t correct for MY24 vehicles which no longer have a volume/power button.  For those, it’s a press and hold on steering wheel phone button for 15 seconds.



  • Published On: September 16, 2023

    OS Release 4.1.0
    Pivi Pro 4.1.0

    In this release our Driving Assistance and Vehicle Dynamics teams have created a number of improvements to the performance of a number of vehicle control systems and consequently enhanced the vehicle’s refinement.

    Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist/ Lane Keep Assist:
    (Please note: Not all of the below improvements are applicable to vehicles with only Lane Keep Assist)
    – Smoother assisted steering for road layouts which include direction changes, lanes splitting and road marking transitions. Image processing improvements for surface estimation.

    – Calibration updates improving lane corridor quality & consistency, resulting in smoother steering through corners.

    – Improved determination of road edges.

    – Several line geometry related image processing refinements to help avoid false positives.

    – Improvements when managing cross junctions with no lane markings.

    Emergency Braking:
    – General performance refinements.

    Traffic Sign Recognition:
    – General improvement in sign recognition.

    Auto High Beam Assist:
    – Oncoming vehicle detection refinements to help avoid unintended dazzling of oncoming drivers.

    Electric Power Assisted Steering:
    – Improvements to steering feedback.

    Vehicle Dynamics:
    – Off-road handling, general suspension & body control refinement (Range Rover & Range Rover Sport only).

    Please Note: Availability of features can vary by vehicle specification, model years and markets.

    PHEV only: Please note that following the update, you may for a short period of time experience some irregularity in when the vehicle deploys EV energy. PHEV & BEV Vehicles only: Software updates require at least 25% battery charge.

  • Published On: September 7, 2023

    Adding this for reference since things changed with the MY24 physical controls purge.

    For Pivi Pro vehicles prior to 2024, with central volume knob

    1 –  Select Park (P).

    2 – Hold the media power button down, AKA the central volume knob

    3 – Continue to hold the media power button(volume knob) down, until the touchscreen goes blank, followed by the brand logo screen being displayed.

    4- Release the media power button.

    The greetings start-up screen is then displayed indicating the system reset is complete.


    For Pivi Pro vehicles from 2024, without central volume knob

    1 –  Select Park (P).

    2 – Hold the phone button down on the steering wheel

    3 – Continue to hold the phone button down, until the touchscreen goes blank, followed by the brand logo screen being displayed.

    4- Release the phone button.

    The greetings start-up screen is then displayed indicating the system reset is complete.




  • Published On: September 4, 2023

    While generally the same as MY23, the interior updates, some returning features and a few other details make for some new info on the 2024 Range Rover – that’s going into production as this is written.

    First note – the 4.4L V8 gets reduced performance for the first 310 miles for break-in – less power and no towing.

    Bigger note here – burying the lede – after noticing that Walk Away Lock/Unlock (WALAU) was shown in the MY24 videos JLandRover put out last week, pushed me to inquire around.  I received very solid info that it will indeed be returning/releasing in full function for MY24.  The owner’s manual update also gives some credence to that – for MY23, the WALAU section had been reduced to:

    This feature is not available on your vehicle at this time.

    While the MY24 section now has all the instructions and details again.

    They also did rename and consolidate some sections, combining Entering the vehicle, Exiting the vehicle, and Power Doors into the new “OPENING, CLOSING, AND SECURITY” section.

    An updated Power Doors graphic shows they’re definitely working on it but appears it will only be available for the Range Rover SV P615 LWB for 2024.

    They updated the wording on the wireless charging instructions, giving more guidance on where and how to place your phone:

    Place the Qi-compatible mobile device in the center of the mat with the device’s screen facing upward. Align the longer edge of the device with the longer edge of the wireless charging area. Charging commences after a short delay of up to 10 seconds

    Dynamic driving could cause the device to move around on the wireless charging area. Dislocation from a flat position on the charge mat may cause the wireless charge process to disconnect briefly. Make sure the device remains flat on the wireless charging mat.
    The Brake Hold feature must be causing some headaches – a new Automatic Car Wash Precautions section adds to the previous years info.  Previously it was just a line item caution, not it gets its own page.  Definitely disable auto brake hold when going into a car wash
    We might have already known this from the MY24 Velar info, but it was the Velar so nobody really cares.  The new touchscreen only controls for the Heated glass – tap, tap, tap:

    Heated windshield/heated rear window icon: This is one button to operate both the front heated windshield and the heated rear window. Touch to rotate between both the front heated windshield and the heated rear window on, front heated windshield on only, heated rear window on only and off. If left on, the heated windshield/rear window deactivates after a timed period, dependent on the outside temperature.

    Same as above with that other car, here’s the all-touch climate controls – I really like that it’s got everything on one screen – temp, fan and climate seats, one tap:

    That’s all for now!