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JAGUAR F-PACE Infotainment And Connectivity System

Whether you want to start the engine using a smartphone app, have a navigation system that can tell your contacts when you’ll arrive for your meeting, connect up to eight devices using the Wi-Fi hotspot, or just stream your favourite playlists – the F-PACE delivers

Touch: Powerful functionality, intuitive to use

The F-PACE comes with Jaguar’s Touch infotainment system as standard. Featuring an 8-inch Touchscreen, intuitive user interface and crisp clear graphics, it supports smartphone and tablet gestures such as ‘swipe’ to move from one page to another, and ‘drag’ to scroll through maps.

Entering addresses is quicker and easier than with previous systems and routes are calculated faster thanks to SD card storage of navigation data. Maps are rendered in 2D graphics, making directions even simpler and more intuitive to follow.

Where fitted, turn-by-turn instructions can also be shown in the head-up display, leaving the driver free to concentrate on what matters most – the road ahead.


Touch Pro: World-class performance

 Touch Pro is the most advanced infotainment system that Jaguar has ever offered. Designed and developed in-house around state-of-the-art technologies including a quad-core processor and ultra-fast Ethernet network, Touch Pro delivers truly world-class performance and an outstanding user experience.

The system features a 10-inch Touchscreen and, like a tablet, there are no buttons: in their place are soft keys integrated into the bottom section of the Touchscreen, making interaction smooth and seamless.

The home screen can be customised and widgets can be added – users can even add additional home screens if they wish. The super-wide display also enables multi-tasking: media, for example, can be shown in the main screen area, while a side panel shows information such as call history, navigation data or weather reports.

Touch Pro has been designed to make every journey easier and more enjoyable with fast access to map data and incredibly responsive graphics. Users can zoom in and out of maps using ‘pinch’ and ‘pan’ gestures – nothing could be simpler or more intuitive.

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Even when there’s no GPS signal the system can still help you to stay on track: dead-reckoning functionality analyses data from the vehicle’s sensors to accurately predict the vehicle’s location.

Using the data connection to access location-based features adds another dimension to the system’s capability. Search for a destination and the system will check if there’s sufficient fuel to complete the journey. If not, this will be flagged and filling stations on the route that are within range are shown on the map: tapping on one of them is all it takes to add it as a waypoint.

It’s also possible to share your destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) with others via email or text message. If your ETA slips, the system can automatically follow-up with an update.

Commute Mode, available with Connect Pro, learns your daily drive so that it can offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. Arrival Mode adds a 360° interactive view of your destination alongside the map display when you’re within 200m – it can even show you where the nearest available car parking spaces are and then direct you to them.

And a dedicated Route Planner Companion App (part of Connect Pro) for iOS and Android devices enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance and can help you to complete your journey on public transport or on foot.

For those who just want to enjoy the music, Touch Pro offers a choice of two digital audio systems developed with renowned British experts Meridian, including a 17-speaker, 825W Surround Sound System which delivers ideal sound reproduction with benchmark low levels of distortion.

The experience is enriched with functions such as ‘Play more like this’, which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue while the current track is still playing.

In addition, Jaguar’s Dual View screen technology provides further convenience, allowing the driver and front passenger to view different infotainment displays using the central 10-inch Touchscreen display. The clever InControl technology is available when Touch Pro is specified and allows the driver to follow satellite navigation guidance on-screen while the passenger uses the same display to view USB or TV outputs.

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Made for the future: Next-generation architecture 

The modules within Touch Pro are connected using ultra-fast Ethernet. This is the most advanced network technology available and is more than five times faster than competing technologies. Jaguar is one of the very first vehicle manufacturers to use it.


All the right connections: The world of InControl 

InControl Apps enables drivers to access apps on Android and Apple smartphones using the F-PACE’s Touch and Touch Pro infotainment systems as part of the range of InControl technologies. After connecting the device using a USB cable and the dedicated port in the centre console, compatible apps will be shown on the vehicle touchscreen. Optimised for in-vehicle use to reduce driver distraction, the range of approved third-party apps is growing all the time.

The F-PACE can also function as a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot, and up to eight devices can be connected at any one time. An integrated SIM card and the vehicle’s antenna are used to give the most stable, reliable signal – up to a third stronger than a smartphone.

Drivers can use iOS and Android smartphones and the Remote app to connect with the F-PACE from anywhere in the world. Remote Essentialsfunctionality can show if the vehicle is locked or not and if any of the doors or windows are open. It can also show how much fuel is in the tank, where the vehicle was last parked, and warnings such as low windscreen washer fluid levels.

Remote Premium goes much further, enabling the driver to use their phone to lock or unlock the car, receive an alert if the alarm goes off, and reset the alarm. The beep and flash feature can help drivers to find the car – ideal for large multi-story carparks.

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For the ultimate in comfort and convenience, Remote Premium can also be used to start the engine remotely on models equipped with automatic transmissions, enabling the climate control system to pre-condition the cabin before the start of a journey. The driver can set the desired temperature and then, at the press of a button, the engine will run for up to 30 minutes.

Secure Tracker enhances security by providing proactive vehicle monitoring and tracking. Should anybody break into the vehicle or move it without permission, the monitoring centre alerts the driver and will work with law enforcement agencies to locate and recover the car as quickly as possible. Even if the vehicle is stolen using the key, the driver can use the Remote Premiumapp to alert the centre.

If the vehicle is involved in a collision, which triggers the airbags, Protect will automatically notify the emergency services and provide the GPS location. The occupants can also manually trigger an emergency call by pressing a dedicated button in the roof console.


In creating the next addition to the Range Rover family, its creators followed the following five principles:

Driven by reduction: Stripping away complexity to reveal true quality

  • Designed and engineered with an unwavering belief in ‘reductionism’
  • Luxurious, spacious interior is a calm sanctuary, combining elegant simplicity with premium materials and beautiful details such as hidden-until-lit controls

The fourth Range Rover: The next revolution in SUV design, with precision in every detail

  • Fills the ‘white space’ between Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport
  • Born from reductionism, Range Rover Velar articulates technology-enabled design to provide the next logical step in broadening the Range Rover portfolio

A bloodline like no other: Respecting Range Rover’s unrivalled heritage

  • Almost fifty years of Range Rover pedigree provides the confidence to aim higher, go further and allow customers to make more of their world
  • Royalty of the SUV world, Range Rover heritage began with the original Velar prototypes of 1969
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Establishing the trends of tomorrow: A new Range Rover statement of innovation

  • Continuing Range Rover’s history of innovation, Velar incorporates advanced technologies, compelling design and absolute attention to detail
  • State-of-the-art Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, super-slim matrix-laser LED headlights, flush deployable door handles and Burnished Copper-coloured detailing embody the trends of tomorrow

Refined for every occasion: Exceeding expectations with Land Rover’s legendary capability on all terrains

  • All the refinement customers expect together with Land Rover’s unrivalled capability on every terrain around the world
  • Exceptional on-road performance and agility combined with outstanding ride quality and composure

The name Velar is part of Range Rover’s rich heritage, its origin dating back to the first Range Rover prototypes designed by Charles Spencer King in the Sixties. When development engineers needed to hide the true identity of the 26 pre-production Range Rovers, they chose the name Velar, derived from the Latin velare meaning to veil or cover.

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true ‘breadth of capability’ across the model range. Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque each define the world’s SUV sectors, with 80 per cent of this model range exported to over 100 countries.

Visteon Supplies Virtual Instrument Cluster and Remote- Controlled HD Rear Seat Infotainment Displays for All-New Range Rover Velar

Advanced instrument cluster and information displays offer industry-leading clarity and resolution for a high-definition user experience

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., July 5, 2017 – Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC), a technology leader in the fast-growing cockpit electronics segment, is launching its latest generation high-definition (HD) digital display technologies on the Range Rover Velar, unveiled by the British automaker in March 2017.

The all-new Range Rover model features Visteon’s 12.3-inch fully reconfigurable HD “virtual” cluster with retina-class resolution, demonstrating leading automotive grade levels of luminance and color gamut.

As the primary driver interface, the virtual instrument cluster presents the driver with the option to personalize information in different configurations in the large display area, incorporating a combination of dials, information display zones and a full-view map when in navigation mode.

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For rear seat passengers, Visteon has equipped the Velar with dual 8-inch displays for the entertainment system, which utilize vertically aligned (VA) liquid crystal technology, achieving market-leading contrast levels in excess of 2000:1, which – combined with full 24-bit color rendering and high luminance – deliver a superb user experience.

“The Velar is the first vehicle to feature Visteon’s latest-generation fully reconfigurable instrument cluster technology, which incorporates significantly enhanced software capabilities and processing power,” said Sachin Lawande, Visteon president and CEO. “We have a longstanding collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover in digital display development that has pioneered several ‘industry-firsts’ – including large-format reconfigurable clusters and high-resolution dual-view information displays.”

The cluster is powered by advanced multicore platform technology designed for superior multimedia and graphics performance with an exclusive HMI created especially for the Velar. Developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover, the HMI is based on the Kanzi® UI development toolchain – designed by Rightware – which facilitates development of custom shaders for unique Velar graphic effects in support of a wide range of brand themes, navigation and off-road features, as well as album art for music played.

Additional cluster functionality includes video and Ethernet network links to the in-vehicle-infotainment system, multimedia interface, language support and a connection to the Velar’s new steering switch touch pad.

The Velar’s remote-controlled rear seat entertainment displays offer passengers a wealth of different media choices in true 16:9 widescreen format – from movies to digital television channels and music streaming. Operating independently, the displays incorporate HDMI and HD link connections that support most smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, while front-seat occupants are able to select, monitor and control the content shown.

Visteon also supplies premium instrument cluster technology on Jaguar Land Rover’s recently launched F-PACE, in addition to Jaguar XF, Jaguar XJ, Range Rover, and Range Rover Sport models.

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Raffaele Schiavullo
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ADMINISTRATOR - Senior 3D/Virtual Reality Specialist and Automotive HMI developer - Working in London and "insanely" passionate about technology and its creative applications


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