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For 2017, Range Rover receives a suite of advanced ADAS and semi-autonomous driving technologies. Additionally, Land Rover will introduce the new Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic model for the 2017 lineup.

Standard Range Rover driver assistance technologies include Rear Park Distance Control; Cruise Control and Speed Limiter; Lane Departure Warning; and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). This intelligent technology uses a forward facing camera to detect a risk of collision and warn the driver initiating full emergency braking if the driver fails to respond.

The additional “Drive Pack” includes existing features such as Blind Spot Monitor; Traffic Sign Recognition and Reverse Traffic Detection; and new technology including Intelligent Speed Limiter, which uses the Traffic Sign Recognition hardware to automatically adjust the vehicle speed to meet the prevailing speed limit.

Also included in the Drive Pack is Driver Condition Monitor which analyzes data such as steering inputs and road speed, as well as taking account of the time of day, to warn against driver fatigue.

The “Drive Pro Pack” takes the features of the Drive Pack and adds Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking. Range Rovers fitted with Drive Pro Pack also benefit from Blind Spot Assist which automatically applies counter steering if the driver begins to change lane into the path of a following vehicle, and Lane Keep Assist which provides gentle, corrective steering input if it detects the vehicle is drifting across the white lines.

Advanced Tow Assist takes any anxiety out of the difficult task of reversing while towing a trailer. Using the vehicle’s existing Surround Camera System, this technology enables drivers to guide a trailer into position with minimal effort. By following the trajectory lines overlaid on an image from the rear-facing camera displayed on the central touchscreen, Advanced Tow Assist is able to steer the vehicle automatically to follow the path selected by the driver using the dash-mounted rotary Terrain Response selector.

Low Traction Launch is a manually selectable driving mode designed to assist drivers when pulling away from a standstill on slippery surfaces such as wet grass, snow or ice. By controlling the amount of torque that can be applied by the driver, the system reduces the likelihood of wheelspin to maintain traction and ensure smooth acceleration.

The feature can be accessed independently through the central touchscreen and the driver is prompted to engage Low Traction Launch whenever Grass/Gravel/Snow mode is selected using Terrain Response 2. The system remains active until the vehicle reaches 30 km/h (18.6 mph).

The introduction of Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system delivers improved satellite navigation functionality and connectivity. The fast, intuitive operation is augmented by the new larger 10-inch dual-view touchscreen display. Alternatively, users can choose to enhance their view of the navigation system by selecting to convert the digital display behind the steering wheel to a full-screen view of their route and map, increasing visibility and minimizing distraction from the road ahead.

As part of an InControl Connect Pro pack, InControl Touch Pro incorporates a series of new app services to Range Rover. InControl Remote Premium allows customers remotely to control vehicle functions such as activating the climate control to cool or heat the car ready for departure, set and deactivate the alarm, and even start the engine. The app will alert owners if their vehicle alarm has been triggered.

Additional InControl Touch Pro Services include live apps that can be downloaded to provide information such as headline news, weather reporting and flight tracking.

InControl Touch Pro also features door-to-door routing, an intelligent, multi-device system that navigates users to their destination whether they be on foot or behind the wheel, thanks to a Land Rover-dedicated smartphone Route Planner app.

Commute mode automatically learns frequently-used routes and recommends the most efficient route dependent on live traffic data, then shares the driver’s destination, arrival time and current location with friends, family and colleagues via a live messaging system through the driver’s smartphone.

SVAutobiography Dynamic. The SVAutobiography Dynamic is the most powerful production Range Rover to date. Its 550 hp 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine is shared with the Range Rover Sport SVR. The engine has been specifically calibrated and delivers 680 N·m of torque, powering the SVAutobiography Dynamic from 0-60 mph in only 5.1 seconds with a top speed of a 140 mph (225 km/h). It is paired with ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission for seamless gear changes and supreme performance.

SVAutobiography Dynamic features two driver-focused technologies designed to deliver improved body control and agility. Dynamic Response improves vehicle handling and occupant comfort by reducing the amount of body lean during cornering. The system controls the front and rear axles independently, delivering increased low-speed agility, superior high-speed stability and greater steering precision. Adaptive Dynamics monitors vehicle movements up to 500 times a second, reacting to driver inputs and changes in the road surface to provide greater control without compromising refinement.

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