New Range Rover Technology for 2017
The team at Land Rover Fort Myers is excited about these tech upgrades, and we wanted to highlight some of the most important new features available in 2017. Here are a few of our favorite:
New Mapping Functions in 2017
An advanced navigation system is already integrated in the Range Rover’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. Yet, new this year, the system will now incorporate two functionalities designed to make your life easier. They include:
- Commute Mode: The system uses driving data to determine your most frequent routes, i.e. a morning commute to the office. If a route is predicted, Commute Mode recommends the best routing based on real-time traffic information.
- Door-to-Door Routing: InControl can now sync your smartphone to the vehicle’s infotainment screen. For example, you type a destination into the Land Rover exclusive Route Planner app. If you’re out at a restaurant, the app will provide directions back to the vehicle, and then, the info routing information transfer to the InControl screen. When parking near a destination, the infotainment center transfers directions to your smartphone.
Smart Driving Assistance Features
Land Rover is making a push to make all vehicles fully autonomous in the near future. In that pursuit, they’re unveiling new semi- and fully-autonomous features in 2017. They include:
- Advanced Tow Assist: An available feature, Advanced Tow Assist simplifies towing back-up. Essentially, the system takes control of the steering wheel, and the driver is only required to handle braking and acceleration.
- Speed Limiter: Speed Limiter is enabled by Traffic Sign Recognition, and the system automatically adjusts engine output to suit the speed limit.
- Driver Condition Monitor: A pioneering technology, the Driver Condition Monitor system utilizes dash-mounted sensors that monitor driver attentiveness. Using facial recognition and facial movements, Drive Condition Monitor can alert the driver.
- Blind Spot Assist: The Blind Spot Assist system monitors the blind spot, and if a vehicle is detected, BSA can steers the vehicle back into its lane.
- New Larger Touchscreen Display: The Range Rover line-up is now equipped with a 10.2-inch display.
These systems accompany already-introduced features like Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Reverse Traffic Detection and Intelligent Emergency Braking. Intelligent Emergency Braking, for example, engages the brakes if a collision is predicted, while Adaptive Cruise Control autonomously adjusts engine output while in cruise control to keep distance from other vehicles.
New All-Terrain Features in 2017
Another important 2017 feature, Low Traction Launch, benefits drivers in slippery conditions. The system optimizes output to enable the vehicle to pull away from a standstill on wet or slippery terrain. Low Traction Launch is a manually selectable driving mode, which can be engaged via the center console display. Essentially, Low Traction Launch limits the amount of torque available to the driver, helping to eliminate wheelspin and improve acceleration.
Drivers will also notice the All-Terrain Info Centre, a new all-in-one info display output that’s displayed on the on the center touchscreen display. Included on the display are features like vehicle geometry, slop assist, wheel information and drive assist controls.