Apps

Finally found InControl Touch Pro Weather Live app settings so that Fahrenheit is used throughout

Since delivery, for some COMPLETELY UNEXPLAINABLE reason, the InControl Touch Pro Weather Live app used Fahrenheit on the side panel but Celsius when displayed full screen on a 2017 Range Rover.

My preference for Fahrenheit is chosen everywhere I could find prior to today.  The InControl website account, the car itself, and a few other places all set for Fahrenheit.  And as shown, it works fine for the side panel.

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But the key for the fix that I found today while checking out another feature is simple (And apparently undocumented?)

Bring up the full screen Weather Live app then tap the Settings button (small double gear icon) then Weather Settings then configure from there.  A few taps and all is fixed.MY17-L405-Weather-Settings

Success:

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As I found, hitting that Settings button on every screen and then going into the contextual settings for the function displayed has helped find some things previously hidden to me.

Land Rover InControl in Action! Video demo of the actual apps!

Some screenshots:

InControl app listing from within the iPhone app

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Within the video, they go from an app to the cellphone interface which looks exactly as it does on a pre-InControl vehicle.  I think I wrongly assumed with InControl the entire system would be getting an interface overhaul but that may not be the case, yet.

Here’s a look at the Winston app they’re very keen on, it’s will read aloud the items coming in through various feeds.

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and finally the cityseeker app for nearby attractions, restaurants, lodging, etc…

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Looks like a great start!

Bosch SofTec mySPIN and the new Land Rover InControl system – anachronism no longer

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A lot sooner than later we’re going to get a chance to see how Land Rover does when they finally bring their touch interface into 2014.  It’s going to be an exciting change for Land Rover owners who are used to being a cycle or two behind other luxury brands.  What was once overlooked in an eccentric British Land Rover way, has become a real anachronism.

Land Rover announced their integration of the Bosch SoftTech mySPIN system at CES in January 2014.  That announcement and a post by Stevek1173 over on rangerovers.net got me on the trail to see what we could find.

The interface does look advanced and high-res, it seems to not have much lag but I’m sure all the demos are going to be as perfect as possible.  I also can’t seem to find video of an actual app being used from a smartphone.  All of that type of info is just animated.

One thing that shines through in all of their examples is that Land Rover is deeply involved.  As seen in the first image above, that demo takes place in a new Range Rover Sport.  In addition the video where that clip originates is in German but right at the end Land Rover InControl is clearly mentioned.

You can watch it here, sorry it’s not completely in English but oddly the parts in English are people talking about how they use mySPIN, I’m going to say they’re probably paid extras, ha.

Another still from the video, while this one isn’t exactly a Range Rover Sport (gas filler on wrong side), there’s no mistaking those Range Rover headlights and tail lights.

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Another video, this one in English:

Another with practically all of the interior vehicle shots here are taken in a Range Rover Sport.

While we haven’t actually seen the InControl system “InAction”, these videos do give us an idea of what it will look like and how it will work.  This final video has the user interface on show:

Hope you enjoyed this and hoping even more that we’ll see it in a Range Rover in the next six months or so.

Some links to check out:

http://www.bosch-softtec.com/myspin/myspinhome.html

http://www.bosch-softtec.com/myspin.html

Jaguar Land Rover’s Long Awaited InControl Apps Platform announced but still remains vaporware.

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The announcements are great but that’s all they are right now.  No pictures, video, examples, just a bunch of text about what’s coming.  I can’t wait to see it, I’m sure it will be great but show us more! 

Here’s a PDF detailing some of the design ideas & inspiration from September 2013

And here’s the announcement from today – no pictures, no real examples just a lot of text about new features coming this year:

Jaguar Land Rover Announces The First Wave Of Apps For Its New InControl™ Apps Platform

  • Jaguar InControl™ Apps and Land Rover InControl™ Apps deliver integrated in-vehicle app connectivity for both Android and Apple smartphones
  • System transfers the app interface from the phone to the in-car infotainment touchscreen, and is upgradeable as new apps become available
  • InControl™ Apps available in new Jaguar and Land Rover models progressively from 2014

Jaguar Land Rover has announced the first wave of third party apps for its innovative new smartphone integration platform -  InControl™ Apps – which has been developed in conjunction with BOSCH SoftTec.

Jaguar Land Rover has worked closely with leading third party app developers to enable an initial suite of Android and iOS compatible applications that will greatly enhance the in-vehicle user experience for customers.

The platform will allow access to apps including: iHeart Radio; Inrix; Stitcher; Glympse; Sygic; Parkopedia; Hotelseeker; Cityseeker; Airmotion News; Winston and Mobile Day.

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