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So I noticed the overhead image always shows the full rectangle images of my SVR and sometimes the image of the curb and surroundings is distorted. It was perfect with my Velar and I think it's weird my newer land rover doesn't display it the same way.

My car was at the dealer for 4 days for something else and I asked them to install the latest version of the InControl Touch software and they said "no update needed, you have the latest version" which I don't think I have. I was surprised when I picked it up. I took a photo of this screen from Navigation as not sure where to see any other version info. Does anyone know if there is a newer one than I have? I thought there was one that enables OTA updates. I bring up the software version as I'm wondering if it might fix the overhead image problem. Thanks for any info guys.



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Just reviewed the 10 page thread about the InControl software... forgot about that before posting. So I know I don't have the latest but wondering if the dealer lied to me because the latest is pretty buggy, or they were just too lazy/busy to do it for me. Will hold off on getting it done I guess but still wondering if anyone else has the overhead camera view like mine!
 

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Aside from the camera lenses being dirty that is really strange.

On my 2017 I do not have the rectangle either.
 

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I checked, never noticed, but I do have the rectangle on my overhead view.



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Thanks Holeecow and flyersfan76. appreciate the input. It's weird. It's still "sorta" useful to see if I'm in the middle of a spot but it should be perfect. As I said my Velar was perfect and on a rental BMW X3 it also looked accurate. I find it amusing my dealer says it's "as designed" which is total BS.
 

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Mine has the rectangle/cutout...I assume just due to having to fake the overhead (it's just stitching). My first guess was dirty camera lenses, which might impact it's ability to put the image together. Otherwise could be a loose camera. Beyond that, I don't think it's software as I never noticed in the previous or latest version of the software. I wouldn't say it's perfect, but I've never seen anything like that front passenger area on yours.
 

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Thanks for the link! I suspected an update was available and only wanted it in case it would fix the camera image issue noted above. But then I guess I'm fine with waiting a bit longer since some others have had a bad experience and my build might be more stable. Just don't like the dealer BS'ing me. And then to say the camera is fine is even more annoying. It looked perfect on my FE Velar with no non transparent corners and accurate curbs etc. So the fact that my sport is newer and is worse is weird. anyway I mostly rely on the side cameras to avoid the curbs and the overhead visual is good enough for what it's providing.
 

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If this uses the same OTS Bosch subsystem that BMWs use, then there's definitely an alignment routine the dealership can step through via Pathfinder... or so I'd guess.

IMO could reasonably contribute to (rather expensive) wheel+tire damage.

Have them fine-tune the stitch. This is done per-vehicle at the factory, so no, a software update wouldn't fix this. That doesn't mean you shouldn't get one, but when it comes to InControl software revs, it's basically just a matter of what color sprinkles you'd like on the turd.
 

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This is what my 2017 RRS looks like. I wonder why the change.
 

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This is what my 2017 RRS looks like. I wonder why the change.
Thanks for the pic. I agree it's weird and a step backwards in my mind, as my 2018 Velar also with the InControl Touch Pro Duo and I would guess the same cameras looked like yours without the solid corners and the weird distortion. I really only use that view to see if I'm centered in a parallel spot so it's still accomplishes that. I use the side cameras to avoid curb rash and get comfortably close to the curb. I think my dealer saw the issue but has no idea how to fix it so just simply lied and said "as designed". Will try at another dealership next time it needs service.
 

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I have a 2019 RRS with 360 surround cameras. With firmware version 18D the top view is still unusable.
Does anyone know or the update 19A solves the problem?


 

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the rectangle is normal from now on, it is there a a buffer plus make stitching the image easier. The reason all the new Range Rovers have a distorted front and back view is they are now using fish eye cameras to enable a wider view. Some of the older models had two front cameras instead of the fish eye. Stitching the image together with the wide angle cant be done smoothly at leas not yet anyway. I find this very annoying but it seems its something we have to live with.
 

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I think it's not about the grey (blind) rectangle. Judging from the number of tiles visible in front view, it's about the right hand side of the vehicle being shown completely wrong in top view. That looks like an alignment issue. Uneducated guess: The cam in the right mirror seems somewhat rotated towards the rear end of the vehicle and its center.

When I had 18D, the image was ok, and it's the same with 19A. Not a software issue IMHO.
 

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You know now that I am looking at the picture more closely it looks like gijsy has a regular not fish eye camera for the front and probably the same or the back. Yes, the rear image looks like it can be adjusted in pathfinder camera adjustments.

The original picture from rickjones is typical distortion from the fish eye when trying to stitch all cameras together. I am curious tho if everyone with 2018 on has a fish eye in the front. If everyone could take a look at there front view and see if it is regualr or wide angle this could be helpful for those of us that are really unhappy with the overhead view. Perhaps we could get them switched out if they are still used.

One other thing I did notice from my many loaner vehicles between my f pace and rrs service is that there is no standard camera clarity. One vehicle same make and year can have a very clear bright picture and another can be dark and grainy. The current loaner I am in is a 2019 fpace 450 miles on it and the back up camera at dusk/night is so grainy and hard to make out while my f pace is bright and clear and at night very usable.
 

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My problem is with front part of the top-view. The curb you see on the right is straight as you can see on the front camera. But on the top view it looks like it’s not.
I bought the 360-view especially for parking help in the garage and on the Street. But this is worthless in this way.
I think it’s a software issue...
Will contact my dealer and see what they have to say.
 

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My problem is with front part of the top-view. The curb you see on the right is straight as you can see on the front camera. But on the top view it looks like it’s not.
I bought the 360-view especially for parking help in the garage and on the Street. But this is worthless in this way.
I think it’s a software issue...
Will contact my dealer and see what they have to say.
Oh, Ok now I see it. That alignment issues does seem to be something that can be fixed. But the distortion and elongation of the front grass and pavement cannot because of the fish eye lens(wide angle). I doubt it is the right side camera because it wouldn't be moving the curb it should only be a straight view camera. when you look at the side view is the image clear and normal?

This is what needs to be done if you don't already have all the current software version for IMC ask your service tech to do a pack four update. the will bring all front modules up to date ICDM, IDMA IPMA and IPMB this one should fix the camera issues if it does not there might be a problem with the module ask them to swap it with a known good one.

I just had mine done and to my surprise it seemed to clear up the image a bit No where near perfect but better (still has distortion and image delay).
 
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