The new Land Rover Discovery Sport will stop you losing your keys
Land Rover may have just unveiled the holy grail for people as forgetful as me. The car maker has announced its new 2017 Discovery Sport will feature Tile, an app that tracks the location of your most important items. We were very impressed with Tile when we reviewed it last month, and this could be one of the best uses for it yet.
Tile works via Bluetooth and usually uses your smartphone to track down your lost goods. However, as you’d expect, the Land Rover version works a little differently. The new Discovery Sport is able to work out items that aren’t inside your car and then give you their last known location via the touchscreen.
After building a list of essential items, the app will let you know if you’ve forgotten anything every time it’s initialised. If your Tile-tagged item is nearby, you can also get it to emit a 90-decibel tone so it’s easier to find.
“Losing your wallet or leaving your child’s sports kit behind isn’t just an inconvenience. The realisation you’ve mislaid something important can be a cause of distraction,” said Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover’s director of connected technologies and apps.
Mike Farley, CEO of Tile, said: “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 to Jaguar Land Rover customers globally.”
One of the best things about this integration isn’t just the fact it will really help in the mornings – it’s also the added benefit it will give to existing Tile users. While Bluetooth connectivity limits the range of Tile, if another Tile user is nearby, the app uses Community Find mode to help you locate your stuff.
And, with more Tile users around, your chances of using Community Find to retrieve your items are even higher.
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