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Jaguar Land Rover launches new JustDrive voice-command app

The latest addition to the automaker's list of InControl integrated smartphone apps puts navigation, communication and audio at the tip of your tongue.

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Jaguar & Land Rover JustDrive

The latest addition to Jaguar Land Rover's list of InControl integrated smartphone apps is JustDrive.

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This first-party app is designed to be a hub for infotainment information, but it also rolls in Web connectivity and advanced voice commands.

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When JustDrive is launched, the app cycles through a few bits of relevant information before you hit the road.

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You'll see weather information, commute times to commonly accessed destinations, and news updates before reaching the home screen.

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The home screen splits with large shortcuts to the three major functions on one side and a map on the other. These shortcuts can also display contextual information about where you're going and what you're playing.

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Users can also display large album artwork in the left pane.

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Voice commands play a large roll in JustDrive's interactions. You can say, "Text John" and then send a message.

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You can also say "Text John my location" or "Tweet my location" to send a map of the car's current position.

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Integration with Yelp means that Web-connected destination searches will also include ratings for businesses.

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Tapping a location, when stopped, will display photos and Yelp review data.

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Integration of Google Street View gives the driver a curbside view of what to expect when they reach the destination.

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Users can adjust the layout of InControl apps via the Jaguar Land Rover app on a connected smartphone.

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InControl and JustDrive connect to the host vehicle via USB, but also require a Bluetooth connection to transmit audio and voice information.

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