Land Rover has debuted an
innovative optional new seven passenger seating feature of the all new
full-size Land Rover Discovery in an extraordinary skydiving demonstration
ahead of its September 28 introduction.
adventurer and well-known Land Rover owner Bear Grylls took to the skies to put
the Intelligent Seat Fold technology in the all-new Discovery to the ultimate
test. When equipped, the system allows Discovery owners to configure their
vehicle seating through the Land Rover InControl Remote app on their smartphone
from anywhere in the world - even in mid-air.
Having jumped from a plane
with six members of the Royal Navy Parachute Display Team and freefalling at
125mph, Bear was able to change the vehicle’s seating layout at the touch of a
button on his smartphone before he had to deploy his parachute.
Once on the ground, all the
skydivers were able to jump into a camouflaged prototype of the New Discovery,
which comfortably seats seven full-sized adults.
When equipped with the
optional Intelligent Seat Fold, this world-first technology allows the two rear
rows of seats to be fully reconfigured in as as little as 14 seconds via the
Land Rover InControl Remote app downloaded on any iOS or Android operating
The Intelligent Seat Fold
technology can be activated in four different ways, including the remote
function tried and tested by Bear Grylls. Closer to the ground, switches within
the luggage area and on the C-pillar allow the seats to be moved or folded while
standing beside the vehicle. Row two and three seats can also be raised and
lowered using the main touchscreen display on the dashboard.
The Land Rover InControl
Remote app allows customers using both iOS and Android smartphones to connect
with New Discovery from anywhere in the world, making it possible to perform a
variety of functions. From confirming all the windows are closed or checking
the fuel level to setting the air conditioning or monitoring its location, the
advanced technology brings new levels of customer convenience and connectivity
to the premium SUV market.
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