JLR announces in-vehicle smartphone app


Jaguar Land Rover is pleased to announce Jaguar InControl™ Apps and Land Rover InControl™ Apps, new smartphone integration platforms that will launch a new era of in-vehicle app connectivity. InControl™ Apps will be introduced in new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles from 2014.

The company has worked with BOSCH SoftTec to develop a class-leading product that will allow Jaguar and Land Rover customers to interact with compatible applications installed on their smartphone. A defining advantage of the platform is that it is compatible with both Android and Apple devices via the innovative in-vehicle touch screens featured in the latest Jaguar and Land Rover models.

Jaguar Land Rover and BOSCH SoftTec have been working closely with some of the world’s leading application developers to deliver apps that are perfectly tailored for in-vehicle use, but which retain essential features and functions that make them familiar and intuitive for customers to use.

Customers will simply need to download the appropriate Jaguar or Land Rover application from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. This will enable a connection to be made with the vehicle and allow access to apps that are compatible with the Jaguar InControl™ Apps or Land Rover InControl™ Apps platform. Another benefit of the Jaguar Land Rover system is that customers will be able to upgrade with ease whenever new apps become available, or those that they have installed gain new features or functions.