Land Rover Discovery Sport sees the stuff you forgot …

2016-05-19 06:00
                                                       PHOTO: Newspress The Tile app as it appears on the control screen of the Land Rover Discovert Sport.

PHOTO: Newspress The Tile app as it appears on the control screen of the Land Rover Discovert Sport.

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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.

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