versions like NL/UK/PT/IR will not get the 'upgrade' to Android Auto and Apple carplay...
https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/23/jag ... ccounter=1It comes via Jaguar Land Rover's Smartphone Pack, which is available on all 2019 and future models, but with conditions.
The car in question must have the 10-inch InControl Touch Pro touchscreen or split-touchscreen Touch Pro Duo infotainment systems, plus navigation, InControl Apps and Wi-Fi connectivity. Those are included on some upper trim levels and available as separate options on others. So basically, depending on trim level, you could be looking at a simple $300 add or a long-line of other extra charges just to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As the 'neutered' infotainment system only has a 10Gb SSD instead of the standard 60Gb in other markets
where they also have the WiFi hotspot.. ...
So if you have the WiFi hotspot, you are safe..
My car [MY2019] was build in march 2018 and delivered a month later. After 6 months its already outdated !
I also found out that the hardware required to be able to install the firmware for android Auto & Applecarplay,
costs around € 3000,- . All this because some dumbass manager had the brilliant idea that using a two wire
cable for the antenna, a special 'non hotspot' antenna and a 10Gb instead of a 60Gb SSD would safe JLR's future,
this for maybe 3000 cars... So just the extra investment for the special parts in limited numbers they'll never recoup..
They would have saved millions if they hadn't spend it on the 'ReRun-app' [RIP] , only for advertisement and this
stupid commercial.. It started out as a 'smartphone app' , suddenly it was an Iphone app, and now its GONE...
The leaddeveloper LinkedIn page [ my advise to you dear man ; erase this from your page..];
"..Led the development of the Jaguar ReRun iOS app in close partnership with GoPro that utilised vehicle data and GoPro
videos to enhance customers driving experiences. This lead to an additional PR value of over £16MM with the launch of
the 2018 Jaguar F-Type.."
This video had 322 views when I posted it here, wonder how many that will be soon..
They could have used this money for cars actually sold instead of stripping these.
To draw a single customer to buy your carbrand instead of the one he drives seems to cost € 1500 in advertising,
money wasted JLR, money wasted... As I already was a customer for over ten years !
I now hope some smart forum member with hacking abilities can solve this. Like a brilliant D3 forum member did
with the bleutooth module for the D3 in 2010...
I am quite sure this F-Type is my last JLR car ever.
JLR is quite capable on their own to loose customers, they don't need other brands or BREXIT to do it for them.
The car is brilliant but the endless series of features that vapourize, the complete LACK of answer of JLR for months
on the 'rerun' front make me very uneasy what happens in case of a catastrophic event, like a busted cylinder head
that I had with the uniar [like Ingenium] version of the MiTo. That cars paperwork shows it had a new head at 33kkms
and I had another at 67kkms, luckily for me under warranty.
Funniest thing is, there has been an app since 2011 that does almost the same.. JLR re-invented the wheel..
I just don't dare to use it as plugging in an OBD2 BT connector could shortwire things in my new car...
It even has an extra feature, a track overlay showing your route 'HEAD-UP-DISPLAY' style...
Be ware, this youtube video is 6 years old. Today it can be made in 4K if you have a phone that has that
capability.. .. no need for GoPro..