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The latest InControl Touch Pro version numbers, release names, dates & notes as of December 7, 2019

There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation online about what version is what and what version is coming, etc.

Here’s what’s happened in 2019 so far, all linked to release notes:

19A – 2019-02-27 – S19A_19.07.2-312706

19A2 – 2019-04-18 – S19A_19.11.4-330884

19A3 – 2019-06-17 – S19A_19.20.4-363281

19A4 – 2019-07-11 – S19A_19.24.2-375121

19B2 – 2019-09-17 – S19B_19.35.5-418001

19B (3?) – 2019-10-15 – S19B_19.40.4-436082

19C – 2019-12-04 – S19C_19.46.4-458817

New N347 Software Over The Air Bulletin just appeared as an Outstanding Campaign for many 2017+ Land Rovers

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I had heard a similar bulletin was appearing for various ICTP Jaguars and had to take a look.  For all the owners suffering through the latest Land Rover BS, this is the bulletin to alert your dealership to.

N347NAS1 – TECHNICAL BULLETIN

Affected Vehicle Range:

2017-2019 Discovery Sport (LC) VIN RANGE: 546314-964065
2017-2019 Discovery (LR) 2017-2019 VIN RANGE: 000117-409862
2020 New Range Rover Evoque (LZ) VIN RANGE: 000183-027040
2017-2019 Range Rover Evoque (LV) VIN RANGE: 138124-922669
2018-2019 Range Rover Velar (LY) VIN RANGE: 200000-900092
2017-2019 Range Rover Sport (LW) VIN RANGE: 100436-869492
2017-2019 Range Rover (LG) VIN RANGE: 302565-562889

SITUATION:
A new software enhancement has been identified on certain Land Rover vehicles within the listed
Affected Vehicle Range. A Software over the Air (SOTA) update will provide the latest InControl
Touch Pro software enhancements. See TOPIx Software 4: Electrical > 415: Information and
Entertainment Systems >- 415-01A: Information and Entertainment System – Vehicles With: InControl
Touch Pro / 415-01B: Information and Entertainment System – Vehicles With: InControl Touch Pro Duo
> Modules > Module – IMC – Infotainment Master Controller > Release Notes.

ACTION:
Retailers are required to HOLD affected new vehicles that are within your control and refrain from
releasing the vehicles for new vehicle sale pending completion of the procedure(s) detailed in this
Technical Bulletin. Unsold vehicles should have this performed as part of the Pre-Delivery Inspection
(PDI) process but must have it completed prior to vehicle handover to the customer.
Affected vehicles already in the hands of customers should be updated at the next available
opportunity.

N347 – Software Over The Air (SOTA) – Connection
Option Code: A
SRO: 85.87.99 (0.1 Hrs)

N347 – Software Over The Air (SOTA) – Connection Drive in/drive out
Option Code: B
SRO: 85.87.99 (0.1 Hrs), 02.02.02 (0.2 Hrs)

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?

More from a 2018 Range Rover running 18C with Smartphone Pack, S18C_18.37.1-222737

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