2020 Land Rover Defender Gets World-First Dual eSIM Design At 2020 CES

    As usual, CES is all about “world’s first.” Is Lamborghini Huracan EVO will be the first supercar to offer Amazon Alexa support, the new Defender will be the first car to feature a dual-modem, dual eSIM system.

    This system includes two Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820Am Automotive Platforms, each with an integrated Snapdragon X12 modem. This technology combined with the new Pivi Pro infotainment system will allow the Defender to download Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates without interruption. All the control will be made via a 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen.

    Pivi Pro is equipped with its own battery, so the system is always on and able to respond immediately on startup. As a result, the navigation is ready to accept new destinations the moment the driver sits in the vehicle. The system allows customers to access to the latest software updates remotely – including navigation mapping data – without the need to visit retailers for updates to be installed.

    “With one LTE modem and eSIM dedicated to the Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology and the same set-up looking after music streaming and apps, New Defender has the digital capacity to keep customers connected, updated and entertained at all times anywhere in the world. You could liken the design to a brain, with each half enjoying its own connection for unrivaled and uninterrupted service. Like the brain, one side of the system looks after logical functions, like SOTA, while the other takes care of more creative tasks.”