Dis­cov­ery Sport sees the stuff you for­got

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

LAND Rover has an­nounced its Dis­cov­ery Sport will be­come “the car that never for­gets” thanks to the world-first in­te­gra­tion of an ad­vanced track­ing app by Tile.

The app uses tiny Blue­tooth track­ers, called tiles, that can be at­tached to im­por­tant but of­ten for­got­ten items — like wal­lets and school bags — and used to track their where­abouts us­ing smart­phone tech­nol­ogy. Once the app is ini­ti­ated us­ing the cen­tral touch screen, cus­tomers are alerted if spec­i­fied items are not in­side the ve­hi­cle and are even able to get on-screen di­rec­tions to their last known lo­ca­tion. The items that can be tracked are lim­it­less.

Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover’s di­rec­tor of con­nected tech­nolo­gies & apps, said Jaguar Land Rover is the first au­to­mo­tive com­pany to in­te­grate Tile with its in-car en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem.

Mike Far­ley, CEO of Tile, said: “We’re re­ally ex­cited to be part­ner­ing with Jaguar Land Rover. We be­lieve this in­te­gra­tion will pro­vide many ben­e­fits such as im­proved as­sur­ance and peace of mind about the where­abouts of es­sen­tial items, help­ing driv­ers save time be­fore they em­bark on jour­neys. Hav­ing in­creased the num­ber of Tiles in cir­cu­la­tion from two mil­lion to over five mil­lion in the last six months alone, we are con­fi­dent of the ex­ten­sive ad­van­tages this will bring.”

The app works on An­droid and Ap­ple plat­forms. — WR.

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