2016 Jaguar XF InControl© Touch Pro System Uses DiSTI’s GL Studio® User Interface Software

Jaguar Land Rover develops the 2016 XF touch screen infotainment system with DiSTI’s user interface software, GL Studio


Jaguar InControl Touch ProOrlando, FL (January 4, 2016) – The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of graphical user interface development software to the automotive, aerospace, and medical industries announces the use of its GL Studio® software for the development of the 2016 Jaguar XF InControl© Touch Pro™ infotainment system. Embedded into the 2016 Jaguar XF’s 10.2” touch screen infotainment system, GL Studio serves as the user interface layer for the unit.

The 2016 Jaguar XF is the second model to feature the new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system after the 2016 Jaguar XJ. 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. The XF’s 10.2” touch screen display allows users to manage XF functions such as climate control, audio, communications, navigation, and allows users to customize their home screen wallpaper and create personalized widgets. Designed to minimize driver distraction and maximize the user experience, the simple and intuitive InControl Touch Pro, featuring GL Studio, enables the touch screen display to respond to common ‘pinch to zoom’ and ‘swipe’ gestures to provide ease of use for drivers. The optional 12.3” navigation system offers door-to-door navigation.

“GL Studio provides crisp and clean graphics that offer a sophisticated user interface experience for Jaguar’s iconic infotainment system,” said Christopher Giordano, Vice President of DiSTI’s Automotive Division and DiSTI’s JLR Program Manager. “This software is a game changer, and we are excited to be a part of Jaguar’s revolutionary new Infotainment platforms.”

The highly responsive interface comes from GL Studio’s native object code generation and the fastest runtime software in the industry, in addition to the units Quad-Core Intel Processor and the 60GB SSD. The new infotainment unit is 10 times faster than the previous system.

DiSTI worked with industry to deliver this revolutionary system. After a highly competitive year-long evaluation process, 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. Strategically crafted to successfully meet or exceed internal design demands, Jaguar Land Rover implemented the use of GL Studio company-wide for all embedded HMI prototyping and production target infotainment systems.