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Land Rover pairs with Tile to help forgetful drivers

Land Rover pairs with Tile to ...
Land Rover has teamed with Tile to create a system that tracks your items from within the car
Land Rover has teamed with Tile to create a system that tracks your items from within the car
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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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Land Rover has teamed with Tile to create a system that tracks your items from within the car
You'll need a Tile tag to check you've packed the essentials
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You'll need a Tile tag to check you've packed the essentials
Although it's nice to know you can attach a Tile tag to the keys, the fact your car wouldn't unlock is perhaps a bigger giveaway that you've lost them
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Although it's nice to know you can attach a Tile tag to the keys, the fact your car wouldn't unlock is perhaps a bigger giveaway that you've lost them
Land Rover's infotainment system has been criticised in past, but the team is hard at work thinking of quirky apps to include
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Land Rover's infotainment system has been criticised in past, but the team is hard at work thinking of quirky apps to include
The Tile app slots neatly into the infotainment system
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The Tile app slots neatly into the infotainment system
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is the first car to pair with Tile
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The Land Rover Discovery Sport is the first car to pair with Tile
Tile trackers are small enough to attach to a bag or wallet
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Tile trackers are small enough to attach to a bag or wallet
We're unsure about the logic behind attaching a tracker to your car keys in order to use the in-car system
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We're unsure about the logic behind attaching a tracker to your car keys in order to use the in-car system
The Discovery Sport's cabin is largely unchanged
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The Discovery Sport's cabin is largely unchanged
Tile will warn you if you've forgotten something
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Tile will warn you if you've forgotten something
If you can't find something within the cabin, the Tile trackers will emit an alarm
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If you can't find something within the cabin, the Tile trackers will emit an alarm
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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.

Although it's nice to know you can attach a Tile tag to the keys, the fact your car wouldn't unlock is perhaps a bigger giveaway that you've lost them
Although it's nice to know you can attach a Tile tag to the keys, the fact your car wouldn't unlock is perhaps a bigger giveaway that you've lost them

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.

Source: Jaguar Land Rover

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