Jaguar Land Rover announced today at the Connected Car Expo at the LA Auto Show a new app for its in-car systems – justDrive a free app that integrates many apps for voice control for iOS 8 now and Android later. Jaguar claims it is “one of the most advanced voice recognition packages in the world. “
The InControl Apps in-car infotainment system allows the driver to plug their smartphone and then control select apps through the vehicle’s touchscreen or voice recognition.
justDrive uses its own intelligence to figure out what the driver really wants done in natural language. The driver can dictate and then send a tweet or SMS bysaying: ‘Tell George I’ll be late’, with justDrive reading the content of the message back to you before it is sent. You can also ask justDrive to play a specific song j.
Developed by CloudCar, Jaguar Land Rover has optimized justDrive for its InControl platform for Apple iOS8 users. It can work with Spotify, Twitter and Yelp. Free to download, justDrive is also available on Android from early 2015. The apps and services will upgraded throughout the ownership of the cars.
justDrive will join othher apps including Stitcher, iheartRadio and Parkopedia currently in Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Apps in-car infotainment system.
InControl Apps is currently available on the 15MY Jaguar F-TYPE and all 15MY Land Rover vehicles. It will be available throughout the entire Jaguar and Land Rover product lineups for Model Year 2016.
Yes, we will ask if works with Bluetooth and especially iOS 8.1.