Jaguar updates F-TYPE with new infotainment system, GoPro technology

Jaguar has updated its F-TYPE, giving the all-aluminum two-seater sports car more than just the usual facelift and nip-and-tuck to keep it looking fresh nearly five years after its global debut.

First off is the Touch Pro infotainment system that comes as standard across the entire F-TYPE model range. The Touch Pro system offers an incredibly responsive, tablet-style interface that has intelligent navigation functions and online services like real-time traffic and weather updates. The Touch Pro system runs on an eight-inch capacitive touchscreen, a quad-core processor, high-speed 60GB solid-state drive, and an ultra-fast Ethernet network.

For the motorsport enthusiast though, or for those who simply like to capture what they do on video, the F-TYPE also now has a ReRun app which the carmaker co-developed with GoPro. According to Jaguar, the ReRun app “combines real-time video from the driver’s GoPro with key vehicle performance data including speed, throttle position, gear selection, braking force and g-force.” The end result is a high-quality video of the vehicle’s run with its performance data embedded in it that can then be downloaded to a smartphone to be shared on social media, supposedly including some “highlights” sections.

“Thanks to the close collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Apps team and our Developer Program team, ReRun offers outstanding functionality and is intuitive to use,” said GoPro Senior Director of Accessories and Developer Solutions Adam Silver. “We’re looking forward to the launch and seeing the first customer videos online.”

Besides the TouchPro infotainment system and the ReRun app, other updates to the new F-TYPE are the full LED headlights with adaptive lighting technology and its distinctive J-blade daytime running lights now functioning also as direction indicators, the large single aperture with a lozenge mesh design which replaces the double shark-gill one, and its lightweight slimline seats with pressure diecast magnesium alloy seat frames which shaves off more than 8kg from its predecessor.