Land Rover tests Discovery seat fold system in parachute jump

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Land Rover’s new intelligent seat fold technology designed for the Discovery was recently put through its paces in a unique test.

The system enables vehicle owners to configure their vehicle seating through the InControl Remote app on their smartphones from anywhere in the world.

British adventurer and TV presenter, Bear Grylls, tested the system by jumping from a plane with six members of the Royal Navy parachute display team, freefalling at 125mph. Grylls was able to change the vehicle’s seating layout at the touch of a button on his smartphone before he had to deploy his parachute.

September 7, 2016

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