JAGUAR I-PACE GETS ELECTRONIC UPDATES

The Jaguar I-PACE all-electric SUV has added driver-focused technology is the first
Jaguar with Amazon Alexa voice control. It provides natural voice interaction with the Pivi
Pro infotainment system’s features including navigation, media playback, phone calls, and
compatible smart devices.

Requests such as ‘Alexa, navigate me to home’, ‘Alexa, play my chill-out playlist’ and
‘Alexa show me nearby coffee shops’ can all be done by voice. You can also check the
news, the weather and manage your schedule or shopping list – just by asking.

Existing owners of Australian delivered I-PACE models with Pivi Pro, are among more
than 1,300 Jaguar customers that will be offered Alexa in a software-over-the-air update.
Owners will be notified via a message displayed in their vehicle’s touchscreen.

Alex Heslop, Director of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said:
“The seamless integration of Amazon Alexa with our Pivi Pro infotainment system gives
customers simple, intuitive voice control of regularly used features, making the driving
experience even more enjoyable. The fact we can also offer this new feature to existing
customers proves the value of our software-over-the-air-updates.”

The Alexa voice experience is intuitive to use, making it easy for the driver to operate while
keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Alexa even makes it possible to control compatible smart home features such as heating
and lighting from your I-PACE. You only have to ask: ‘Alexa, set the living room
temperature to 20 degrees’, for example.

As well as Alexa, the I-PACE offers a wealth of smart technologies to make journeys
simpler and more enjoyable. The Smartphone Pack with wireless Apple CarPlay is
standard.

Wireless Android Auto is also standard. In addition, Pivi Pro can connect two phones
simultaneously, and an optional wireless device charging pad beneath the centre console
features a signal booster to improve network reception and Wi-Fi.

The I-PACE’s Preferred Charging Period feature enables customers to set a desired start
and finish time for charging – helping them take advantage of the reduced rate electricity
tariffs available in many markets.

It can also let owners to set a specific state-of-charge they want the battery to reach; 80
per cent, for example.

Jaguar I-PACE is now available with a Premium Black Pack option, with a Gloss Black
finish to the grille, grille surround, side window surrounds, door mirror caps and rear
badges, together with 22-inch ‘Style 5056’ split-spoke wheels finished in Gloss Black, and
a rear spoiler.

Jaguar I-PACE is also now available in Ostuni White metallic finish.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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