New Land Rover Defender Showcases the World's First Dual ESIM Connectivity

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The Land Rover Defender family recently showcased its new dual eSIM connectivity at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer electronics show.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is the first vehicle with two embedded LTE modems that allow for enhanced connectivity, while the vehicle’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system shares electronic hardware with the latest smartphones that are available.

What is the Pivi Pro system? The fast and intuitive system allows customers to make full use of the Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology in the New Defender without compromising the system’s ability to stream music and connect to apps. With its own designated LTE modem and eSIM, the SOTA technology can operate in the background all without affecting the day-to-day connectivity that is provided by the separate modem and eSIM that can be found in the infotainment module.

The always-on and connected Pivi Pro setup sits at the heart of the cabin in the New Defender. There is a 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen that allows customers to control numerous aspects of the vehicle all while using the same processing hardware as the latest smartphones. In addition, customers can connect two mobile devices at once using Bluetooth.

Pivi Pro itself is equipped with its own battery. That allows the system to always be on and able to respond immediately on startup. As a result, the navigation is ready to take drivers to new destinations the moment they sit down in the vehicle. The vehicle has access to the latest software updates remotely – including navigation mapping data – without the need to visit retailers for updates to be installed.

In addition, the LTE connectivity behind the Jaguar Land Rover infotainment system also allows the New Defender to roam across multiple networks in different regions optimizing connectivity. There’s also the cloud-based architecture provided by CloudCar which is designed to make it easy to access and use content and services.

Land Rover has also confirmed the first New Defender SUVs will feature more SOTA capability than originally projected. Land Rover engineers estimate that in-dealer software updates will be a thing of the past for Defender customers before the end of 2021.

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