Are you sitting comfortably?
Adventurer Bear Grylls might not be renowned for sitting down, but he joined a team of sky divers to put new Intelligent Seat Fold technology from Land Rover to the test.
The technology allows Discovery owners to configure their vehicle seating in 14 seconds through their InControl Remote app on their smartphone from anywhere in the world. Bear and co put it to the ultimate test from 1,000s of feet above ground in a new video available here:
Bear said, ‘Land Rover is proving why the New Discovery is the ultimate family SUV. The fact that they have created this world-first Intelligent Seat Fold technology is impressive in itself and for the remote function to work while we are freefalling from a plane is pretty cool!’
Alex Heslop, Land Rover’s chief engineer for Discovery, said: ‘This unique feature sets the New Discovery apart from any other vehicle. The fact that owners can change the seating while doing things like queuing with their shopping is a true milestone in convenience delivered through technological innovation.’
The Intelligent Seat Fold technology can be activated in four different ways, including the remote function, switches within the luggage area and on the C-pillar allow the seats to be moved or folded while standing beside the vehicle. Row two and three seats can also be raised and lowered using the main touchscreen display on the dashboard. A variety of other functions can also be performed, including confirming all the windows are closed, checking the fuel level, setting the air conditioning and monitoring the vehicles location.