Jaguar Land Rover Partners with CloudCar

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to developing their vehicles with the latest technology and continuing to strive for excellence in the future. Recently, Jaguar Land Rover and Ford have been testing vehicles that can “talk” to one another.

Jaguar Land Rover hopes that by creating cars that communicate with each other, accidents will be eliminated and drive time will be cut down.

Vehicles that can “talk” to one another will be able to tell other cars their braking status, steering-wheel position, speed, which land they are in, and other data. Vehicles will be so in tune that you will not need to worry about accidents.

Over the next few years, Jaguar Land Rover plans to manufacture more than 100 vehicles to be used as research to further the technology needed for communicating cars.

One of the ways Jaguar Land Rover is moving forward with this project is by partnering with CloudCar. CloudCar is a developer of connected driver experiences, based in Palo Alto, California. The cloud services platform allows car manufacturers to use its capability by using machine-learning capabilities tied to various sensors in the car.

“This represents an important step in developing connected car technology,” Hanno Kirner, Executive Director of Corporate Strategy, Jaguar Land Rover, said. “CloudCar has been working with premium manufacturers on some of the most exciting opportunities and challenges in the fields of machine learning and infotainment. This investment is integral to Jaguar Land Rover’s vehicle technology program: but the program also presents an invaluable opportunity for other automotive manufacturers to get involved. The eventual need to integrate into the car hundreds of driver-focused global cloud services and content means this platform is an excellent example were cooperation between OEMs can improve outcomes for customers, as well as reducing costs.”

Jaguar Land Rover is planning to include the next-generation CloudCar platform in the Jaguar I-PACE, its first fully electric model.

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In-Car Spotify App for Land Rover

Spotify, the world’s largest streaming service, and Land Rover have joined forces to create a unique in-car app! The In-Car Spotify App will be able to be personalized based on user’s preferences really revolutionizing the way you listen to music while you drive!

Spotify and Land Rover spent a year working together to create this new technology. The new In-Car Spotify app’s interface is very similar to the Spotify app on users’ smartphones. This allows familiarity for the user which will eliminate distractions while driving. Users will also have the ability to swipe horizontally to look through menus, also eliminating distractions.

“Spotify has more than 100 million subscribers, a portion of whom drive Land Rovers, so we recognized that Spotify was the top of our customers’ apps wish list. The Spotify design team worked closely with us to create the best in-vehicle experience,” says Peter Virk, Director of Connected Technologies and Apps at Jaguar Land Rover.

Similar to Spotify on a user’s smartphone or computer, the in-car app will have the ability to recognize the user’s listening habits so music is better catered to each individual. Personalized playlists with recommended music can be created for each individual. This saves the user time by eliminating the need to scroll through music.

Ricky Wilson, from the Indie Rock band Kaiser Chiefs, and Elliot Gleave, a singer better known by his Stage name, Example, tested out the new In-Car Spotify App before it was launched and shared a variety of different songs they enjoy listening to while they drive. Speaking on the phone while driving, they both shared what was on their playlists and what their favorite songs to listen to while driving are. These include, but are not limited to, songs from Greenday and Morrissey.

Ricky Wilson and Elliot Gleave’s playlists are available for everyone to listen to on Spotify via the official Kaiser Chiefs and Example profiles.

Grylls Tests New Technology

Land Rover has recently revealed that the All-New Land Rover Discovery will be equipped with Intelligent Seat Fold technology. This will allow the owner to remotely adjust the seats from anywhere in the world, in just 14 seconds. This eliminates the need to manually configure them.

Of course, Land Rover had Bear Grylls test it out. In conjunction with the British Royal Navy Parachute Display Team, Grylls and six members of the British Royal Navy Parachute Team freefell from 13,000 feet at 125 mph. While freefalling, Grylls used his smartphone to configure the seven seats of a Land Rover Discovery.

“I think the heart of Land Rover is all about pioneering adventure,” Grylls says, “you know having that spirit of discovery and going for things.”

Land Rover’s Intelligent Seat Fold technology will allow the owner to completely recline or fold down all five seats in the rear of the Discovery. This new feature will allow owners to configure the seats in their vehicle while doing everyday things. Such as waiting in line at the grocery store, or enjoying a child’s sporting event.

“I think it’s all about doing stuff that is user friendly. The thing is the way to test user friendly is to do it in difficult environments. So that way we say, let’s try to configure a car in freefall. That, for us, is definitely sort of in the right space because you’ve got to be able to concentrate on the important stuff, which is pulling the parachute. This [Intelligent Seat Fold technology] needs to be easy to be intuitive and easy to do. If it’s complicated, then you’re in trouble.”

“The successful part is we did manage to configure this,” Grylls concludes. “The seats did flip down, we opened it up, done, ready to go, ditch the parachutes, in and out of there. So, mission complete.”

The 2013 Range Rover Evoque Pure

2013 Evoque, new, pre-owned luxury SUV dealer, Land Rover Dallas, Dallas, TexasLand Rover Dallas in Dallas, Texas is currently offering up this eye-catching and breathtaking 2013 Range Rover Evoque Pure with special internet pricing just for you!

This gorgeous Evoque has just 12 miles on it and comes in Mauritius Blue Metallic with an Ebony leather interior.   There will be plenty of power for you to call upon when needed with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, and you will experience comfort and handling like no other while behind the wheel of this rugged and handsome on and off-road machine.

Features include; 19’’ sparkle finish alloy wheels, heated front seats, keyless entry, a power tailgate, rain sensing wipers, push button start, Bluetooth with streaming audio, an 8’’ high resolution touch-screen display, a 380-watt premium Meridian audio system and tons more.

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The Big D Climb!

new, pre-owned luxury SUV dealer, Land Rover Dallas, Dallas, TexasLand Rover Dallas in the heart of Dallas, Texas would like to cordially invite you to participate in the Big D Climb taking place January 25th at Fountain Place in downtown Dallas!

Join us as we tackle 52 flights of stairs to raise money for the fight against blood cancers!  Gear up for the climb of your life and be part of the cure!  To sign up and register your own team or to sponsor a participant please click here.   Once you register, you will receive an email as the date gets closer with specific event details such as your team start time, check-in, parking and directions.

There will be a party in the plaza immediately after the race and we will continue to celebrate and you can meet your family and friends and get your finish time, Big D Climb T-shirt and goody bag!  There will also be plenty of food, fun, and festivities for the entire family.    Medals will be given to the top male and female finishers, top finishers by age category, as well as the overall top team and individual fundraisers.

Feel free to call Land Rover Dallas in the heart of Dallas, Texas for any questions otherwise we look forward to climbing with you at the 2014 Big D Climb!