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Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls went skydiving to test the seats in a Land Rover Discovery

Bear Grylls takes to the skies to test new Land Rover Discovery Intelligent Seat Fold technology.

LAST WEEK WE got the first sight of Land Rover’s new full-sized, seven-seat SUV Discovery model.

Granted, we didn’t get much of a look at it as Land Rover just teased us with a few front-on studio shots of the car.

But we can see that it shares a familial look with the smaller Discovery Sport whilst looking a bit more aggressive and rugged.

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Following these photos, Land Rover then released a video to demonstrate the new Intelligent Seat Fold system featured in the Discovery.

Just how did it do this, I hear you ask?

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Well, they got adventurer and well-known Land Rover customer Bear Grylls to skydive whilst using the InControl Remote app on his smartphone to prove that you can rearrange the seats of the new Discovery from anywhere in the world.

Yes, even from 12,000ft above the ground.

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Cool stunt, but as Bear Grylls says himself:

I’m not sure many people will be using it in such a manner but the technology to operate the car remotely in this way will undoubtedly be a real winner for busy families who want to be prepared.

We still know very little about the car but we do know that the seats can be activated in four different ways: via the app, via switches in the boot and on the C-pillar and via the main touchscreen display on the dashboard.

The new Land Rover Discovery will have its world premiere on 28 September 2016.

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