Case Studies

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro uses DiSTI’s GL Studio user interface software in Jaguar Land Rover models including the XJ, XF, XE, F- Pace, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Velar, Evoque, Evoque Convertible, and Discovery. GL Studio allows the design team to easily tailor the user experience for each of its models based on the model and driver experience they want to evoke. Jaguar’s flagship luxury sedan, the XJ features a dynamic and luxurious driving experience. The F-Pace is the first Jaguar luxury performance SUV. The world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible, the 2017 Land Rover Evoque Convertible features the next-generation InControl Touch Pro infotainment suite.

Designed to minimize driver distraction, the simple and intuitive InControl Touch Pro system delivers a responsive driving experience. The connected car multimedia system allows drivers to use natural motion gestures to stay seamlessly connected to both media and navigation systems customizable to each driver’s desires.


Jaguar Land Rover selected DiSTI’s GL Studio from a total of 28 competing Human Machine Interface (HMI) tools after a 14 month evaluation process to develop the graphical user interface for the Jaguar InControl Touch Pro infotainment system in all their models. Jaguar Land Rover adopted and standardized on DiSTI’s GL Studio toolkit for its unmatched performance, rapid support, and ability to produce feature rich high quality 3D embedded applications.

“The Jaguar Land Rover evaluation process was the most rigorous and thorough examination of embedded system UI design software that I’ve experienced in my 18-year career in the HMI industry. It really highlights the commitment to quality that JLR expects from its’ partners and DiSTI’s capability to deliver on that promise,” said Christopher P. Giordano, Cp.E., Vice President- Automotive Division.

Jaguar Land Rover used GL Studio for the creation of the infotainment and rear seat entertainment system interfaces. These interfaces were conceived entirely in-house at Jaguar Land Rover by their design and engineering teams; allowing JLR to maintain control throughout the concept, design, prototype and delivery process and more closely execute on the designer’s vision. The InControl Touch Pro system provides drivers with an interactive multi-touch display. The touch screen display allows users to easily manage functions such as climate control, audio, communications, navigation, and allows users to customize their home screen wallpaper and create personalized widgets. The next-generation InControl Touch Pro infotainment suite carries enhanced smartphone apps that lock and unlock the doors, start the engine, and adjust the dual-zone automatic climate control.

The highly responsive interface comes from GL Studio’s native object code generation and the fastest runtime software in the industry. GL Studio enabled a seamless transition from prototyping, to testing, and to the production deployment of the graphical interface without compromising performance or fidelity. GL Studio enables the real-time creation of interactive 2D and 3D user interface content through the WYSIWYG designer, and rapidly and easily lets the UX/UI design team realize their original vision with its UI Designer Workflow. GL Studio offers advanced OpenGL 3D graphics for the freedom to produce an immersive 3D UX.


The simple and intuitive InControl Touch Pro, featuring GL Studio, enables the touch screen display to respond to ‘pinch to zoom’ and ‘swipe’ gestures to provide ease of use for drivers. The new infotainment unit has 10 times faster performance than the previous system. The responsiveness eliminates lag and improves the natural feel of the interaction. The optional navigation system offers door-to-door navigation and improves the line of site to allow drivers to focus more on the road improving driver situational awareness and limiting distractions.

The total user experience envelops the driver and passengers and is a result of DiSTI working directly with the JLR design teams and industry leaders like Intel, HARMAN and Bosch to deliver this cutting edge system. Strategically crafted to successfully meet and exceed internal design demands, GL Studio was implemented company-wide as the tool for all embedded HMI prototyping and production.

Jaguar XJ was recognized as Best Luxury Car in Total Quality by Strategic Vision in 2016. In 2017, the Jaguar F-pace received the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year Awards.