Land Rover has reached new heights in its new vehicle technology testing.
World-renowned British adventurer and popular Land Rover owner Bear Grylls has taken to the skies to put the New Discovery 5's Intelligent Seat Folding technology to the ultimate test. The innovative system allows Discovery owners to configure their seating arrangement through the inControl Remote app on the smartphone from anywhere in the world - including mid air.
Having jumped from a plane with 6 members of the Royal Nave Parachute Display Team, free-falling at over 120mph, Bear Grylls was able to change the vehicle's seating layout with the touch of his smartphone, all before he had to deploy his parachute.
The world-first intelligent Seat Fold Technology allows the two rear rows of seats to be fully reconfigured in as little as 14 seconds via the InControl Remote app - available to download on any IOS or Android operating system.
Bear Grylls said: “Land Rover is proving why the New Discovery is the ultimate family SUV. The fact that they have created this world-first Intelligent Seat Fold technology is impressive in itself and for the remote function to work while we are freefalling from a plane is pretty cool!
“I’m not sure many people will be using it in such a manner but the technology to operate the car remotely in this way will undoubtedly be a real winner for busy families who want to be prepared.”
Alex Heslop, Land Rover’s Chief Engineer for Discovery, said: “This unique feature sets the New Discovery apart from any other vehicle. The fact that owners can change the seating while doing things like queuing with their shopping is a true milestone in convenience delivered through technological innovation.”
The Intelligent Seat Fold technology can be activated in a total of four different ways, including the innovative remote function, tested by Bear Grylls. Switches in the luggage area and on the C-pillar allow the seats to be moved or folded whilst you stand beside the vehicle. The seats can also be raised and lowered using the main touchscreen display on the dashboard.
The InControl Remote app also allows you to connect with your Discovery 5 from anywhere in the world, making it possible to perform a variety of functions from your smartphone. From checking the windows are closed, to pre-setting the air conditioning temperature, the advanced technology brings new levels of driver convenience and connectivity to the premium SUV market.
For more information contact your local Land Rover dealership.
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