Land Rover pairs with Tile to help forgetful drivers

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Land Rover has teamed with Tile to create a system that tracks your items from within the car

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The bermuda triangle under car seats is an easy place for personal items to go missing. Land Rover has teamed with Tile to try and put an end to the searching, with a dashboard app telling you if you've forgotten your valuables, and help you find them if they're in the cabin.

To use the Land Rover system, owners will need to attach Tile tags to their bags, wallet and keys. Having opened the app in their InControl infotainment system, owners are able to create a list of items they want to track.

When the app is initiated, it runs a quick check to see if the full list of essentials is in the car. If a lost item is within the cabin, the Bluetooth Tile tag emits a 90 dB alarm to help you find it, and if the item isn't in the car, the app will direct you to its last known location.

According to Land Rover, the technology is being integrated because the average person spends 15 minutes searching for lost items every day. Director of Connected Technologies & Apps at Jaguar Land Rover, Peter Virk, thinks Tile integration should also help to cut down on distractions behind the wheel.

"Losing your wallet or leaving your child's sports kit behind isn't just an inconvenience," says Virk. "The realization you've mislaid something important can be a cause of distraction."

The new app joins some mild updates to the Discovery Sport, chief among which is the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. Designed to replicate the look and feel of the best smartphones, the 10.2-inch screen offers up higher resolution than the standard 8-inch system.

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