New Jaguar F-Type offers raft of in-car tech including GoPro video app for sharing drives

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Announced today (10/1/17), the new Jaguar F-TYPE sports car promises a state-of-the-art infotainment system complete with ReRun app that combines vehicle data with GoPro video.

Every F-TYPE now features the Touch Pro infotainment system. This include  intelligent navigation functions such as Share ETA and online services such as real-time traffic and live weather reports .

Car enthusiasts will also be able to capture and share their driving experiences using the new ReRun app developed in collaboration with GoPro.

ReRun enables real-time video from the GoPro camera to be overlaid with key performance data from the new F-TYPE, including speed, throttle position, gear selection, braking force, g-force and steering wheel angle. The data is displayed using animated gauges.

With the smartphone connected wirelessly to the GoPro and to the new F-TYPE’s infotainment system via USB, drivers are ready to start recording. Performance data is taken directly from the vehicle’s electronic control networks to the ReRun app, allowing it to be overlaid in real-time with the footage from the GoPro.

Says Adam Silver, Senior Director of Accessories and Developer Solutions, GoPro:

“The ReRun app combines several unique features from our Developer Toolkits to help F-TYPE drivers to create premium quality, easy-to-share videos of their driving experiences.”

The ReRun app allows drivers to download either the entire video with highlights included, or just the highlights – and there’s also an editing function.

The high-quality videos can be shared via social media platforms, making it possible for the driver to post their driving experiences across the internet.

ReRun is compatible with all new F-TYPE models equipped with InControl Apps, and with iOS devices and GoPro’s HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session, HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver cameras.

Touch screen technology 

Touch Pro is billed as the most advanced infotainment system ever offered by Jaguar and is now standard equipment across the entire F-TYPE range.

Designed and developed around a quad-core processor, high-speed 60GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) and an ultra-fast Ethernet network, Touch Pro comprises an eight-inch, fully customisable, capacitive touchscreen .

Data stored on the high-speed SSD can be accessed far more quickly than with conventional hard drive technology, making the graphics much more responsive.

Zooming in and out of maps is helped thanks to ‘pinch’ and ‘pan’ gestures – just like on a smartphone or tablet.

You can see a video of the new Jaguar F-Type in action below

A 4G data connection enables access to a suite of smart, location-based features. For example, enter a destination and Fuel Finder will check if there’s enough fuel in the tank to get you there. If not, this will be flagged and filling stations on the route that are within range are displayed on the map: tapping on one of them is all it takes to add it as a waypoint. Fuel prices can also be shown.

Commute Mode learns your daily drive so it can offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. But if you do get caught in a jam, Share ETA can send your destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) to selected contacts via email or text message. If your ETA slips, the system can automatically follow-up with an update.

A companion app for iOS and Android smartphones enables door-to-door route planning and guidance and can even help you to complete the final stage of your journey on foot. The app also enables synching of routes and destinations between devices and the new F-TYPE’s Touch Pro system so that routes can be set in advance and uploaded automatically once in the car.

10 speaker Meridian Audio system as standard

InControl Touch Pro promises outstanding audio performance too, thanks to two systems developed specifically for the new F-TYPE by British hi-fi specialist Meridian. The standard-fit system has 10 speakers, while the optional Surround Sound system features 12 speakers.

The experience is enriched with Gracenote album art stored on the SSD drive – a massive 10GB is dedicated to user media storage. Touch Pro also has smart functions such as ‘Play more like this’ which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue while the current track is still playing.

You can view slideshow of the Jaguar F-Type below:

Jaguar Land Rover has also developed an app in collaboration with Spotify for streaming music. Accessed using InControl Apps, the app mirrors the Spotify interface which users will recognise from their smartphones – intuitive swipe and touch gestures are used to navigate content, helping to minimise distraction.

Tapping into Spotify’s ‘deep learning’ which recognises listening habits, users can access ‘Just for You’ playlists containing recommended tracks, saving time when scrolling through music on the move.

Drivers in low-signal areas don’t need to worry either, as Spotify’s ‘Offline Mode’ will display downloaded content even if there’s a poor internet connection.

Available from this Spring, the new F-TYPE range in the UK will consist of:

F-TYPE Coupé and Convertible:
340PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
Priced from £51,450 on the road

F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible:
340PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
380PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD
Priced from £55,150 on the road

F-TYPE 400 SPORT Coupé and Convertible:
400PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ AWD
Priced from £70,115 on the road

F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible:
550PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD
Priced from £89,980 on the road

F-TYPE SVR Coupé and Convertible:
575PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD
Priced from £110,000 on the road

Chris Price
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