The world’s largest consumer electronics show, CES 2020 in Las Vegas is where the Land Rover defender family showcased its 21st century dual-eSIM connectivity. Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment has an industry-leading design and shares electronic hardware with the latest smartphones, this alongside the new Defenders two embedded LTE modems allows for premium connectivity.
At the heart of the new Defenders cabin is its 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen, customers can control all aspects of the vehicle using the same processing hardware as the latest smartphones. Two mobile devices can be connected to the infotainment head unit at once using bluetooth, which allows for both the driver and passenger to simultaneously be connected.
“With the one LTE modem and eSIM dedicated to the Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology and the same set-up looking after music streaming and apps, New Defender has the digital capacity to keep customers connected, updated and entertained at all times anywhere in the world. You could liken the design to a brain, with each half enjoying its own connection for unrivalled and uninterrupted service. Like the brain, one side of the system looks after logical functions, like SOTA, while the other takes care of more creative tasks.”
-Peter Virk, Director of Connected Car and Future Technology, Jaguar Land Rover
Privi Pro runs on its own battery, this allows for the system to always be on and responsive. As a result, the navigation can be used straight away upon start with no delays. Updates for the system software can be done by the customer so there is no need to visit the dealership. Another 21st century feature of the new Defenders is the cloud-based architecture provided by CloudCar which will even support in-car parking payments.
Remote connectivity is another feature of the new Defender, this function has 16 electronic modules that can be updated anywhere in the world, and uses cloud-based technology from CloudCar to provide personalisation, content and services. Advanced assistance is also another new feature, a comprehensive range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems developed with Bosch includes a 3D Surround Camera system that operates as a mobile scout for the driver.
Order online: New Defender 110 is priced from £45,240 in the UK. To configure and order yours online,for more information contact your local Land Rover dealership.