PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar Land Rover, as part of on-going transformation in connected services, can now remotely install the facility in earlier units.
This, the automakers say, will mean every owner can receive future software updates without visiting a JLR franchise – including the latest Touch Pro and Touch Pro Duo infotainment systems which now feature a smartphone pack with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard with no subscription fees.
JLR is also offering the SOTA capability, Touch Pro, and Touch Pro Duo infotainment upgrades – including the smartphone pack for existing customers in South Africa for most models assembled from 2016.
Nick Rogers, JLR’s product engineering director, told The Corner: “We are passionate about creating and delivering the latest technology to customers.
”Building on the connected capability of the new Defender, we have made our pioneering software-over-the-air capability for infotainment updates standard on all our vehicles.”
Such updates will display a pop-up notification within the infotainment system and users will be able to accept the prompt in much the same way as smartphone software updates.
Another message will confirm installation.
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The complimentary upgrade is available on vehicles built with Touch Pro and Touch Pro Duo infotainment from 2016 model year onwards: Jaguar XE, XF, XJ, E-Pace, F-Pace, I-Pace and F-Type, Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Velar and Evoque
Customers with 2019-20 units already have SOTA functionality in their infotainment systems.