The Jaguar Land Rover JustDrive app lives on the driver’s smartphone and transmits data to the host vehicle via USB, but also requires a Bluetooth connection to relay the sound for calls and audio sources through the vehicle’s speakers. When the app establishes contact with the vehicle, it briefly displays a welcome screen that cycles through a few bits of relevant information (such as current weather conditions, commute information, and news) before the driver hits the road. The software then drops into the JustDrive dashboard.
The interface is split down the middle and displays navigation and map data on the right half of the screen and puts large text shortcuts to the three major functions of JustDrive on the left. Dedicated buttons can be found along the bottom for settings and voice input. Alternatively, the interface can be split between the current audio source information and the map.
Users interact with the software by touching the screen, but — likeand — voice command is deeply integrated into JustDrive and makes more sense when behind the wheel.
Other voice controls include accessing audio sources — for example “Listen to Coldplay” to start playing MP3s in the phone’s storage. The driver could say “Navigate to the Sunset Strip” to begin turn-by-turn directions and, thanks to InControl’s integration of apps such as Twitter and Yelp, the driver can see a rating for that destination before hitting the road.