Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd March 2016, 17:36   #1156
Distinguished - BHPian
 
a4anurag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 8,373
Thanked: 9,807 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by supertinu View Post
I am surprised that Blue Sense app doesnt work on W8 since it shares same HU with W10. I have the prev gen W8 and it works fine.
As far as my understanding goes with the variants and the features, the blue sense app works only in the top model.

It works in W8 as yours is the previous generation XUV where the "top model" was W8. But now, in the new age XUV, the top model is W10 so W8 is the one below hence it won't be working in it. Did it work in the previous generation W6?

Not sure what the technical guys at Mahindra were smoking when they were shortlisting and distributing features across the variants.

Last edited by a4anurag : 23rd March 2016 at 17:38.
a4anurag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd March 2016, 17:43   #1157
BHPian
 
jacobvarughese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 103
Thanked: 107 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by a4anurag View Post
As far as my understanding goes with the variants and the features, the blue sense app works only in the top model.

It works in W8 as yours is the previous generation XUV where the "top model" was W8. But now, in the new age XUV, the top model is W10 so W8 is the one below hence it won't be working in it. Did it work in the previous generation W6?

Not sure what the technical guys at Mahindra were smoking when they were shortlisting and distributing features across the variants.
Guys, it still doesn't work on the W10 and they replaced the Bluesense app icon on the Home screen with an 'e-manual'- where you get to see small snippet videos of the available features on the XUV.

Have been prodding and incessantly asking the dealer here on when an update to this effect would come, and they're just as clueless as we are.
jacobvarughese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd March 2016, 17:48   #1158
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 393
Thanked: 156 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

Their website shows Bluesense App compatibility for W6 and above:
http://www.mahindraxuv500.com/compar...?id=comp_model

I will confirm this tomorrow - should be getting the delivery of my W8 by then.

Cheers
Ajay



Quote:
Originally Posted by a4anurag View Post
As far as my understanding goes with the variants and the features, the blue sense app works only in the top model.

It works in W8 as yours is the previous generation XUV where the "top model" was W8. But now, in the new age XUV, the top model is W10 so W8 is the one below hence it won't be working in it. Did it work in the previous generation W6?

Not sure what the technical guys at Mahindra were smoking when they were shortlisting and distributing features across the variants.
ajayclicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd March 2016, 17:54   #1159
SDP
Team-BHP Support
 
SDP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,486
Thanked: 6,752 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by a4anurag View Post
As far as my understanding goes with the variants and the features, the blue sense app works only in the top model.

It works in W8 as yours is the previous generation XUV where the "top model" was W8. But now, in the new age XUV, the top model is W10 so W8 is the one below hence it won't be working in it. Did it work in the previous generation W6?

Not sure what the technical guys at Mahindra were smoking when they were shortlisting and distributing features across the variants.
Its not about top-end models. When XUV was launched, W8 and W6 had different infotainment systems. W6 didn't had the TPMS which was sort of the highlight of the Bluesense app. So that could be the reason why W6 did not had Bluesense app.

In the current generation, to the best of my knowledge, W10 and W8 have the exact same infotainment system. So there is no reason why the bluesense app should not work with W8.

There are 2 different Bluesense apps for XUV in the Playstore. One works ONLY with the New Age XUV and the other works ONLY with the first gen XUV. May be people are trying the wrong app.
SDP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd March 2016, 18:04   #1160
BHPian
 
rishie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 121
Thanked: 29 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

One close friend of mine had booked a W8 AWD on 10th March, and he was promised the discount to be applicable even if the vehicle gets delivered next month. Today we went to the showroom to find out the status, and we were told the discount would not be applicable if the vehicle gets delivered next month. And also there would be a 3-4% hike on the Road-tax from April 1st. The sales advisor is not giving the exact date when the vehicle would be ready for shipping from the factory, and even the current status.

My friend is keen on getting a Purple colour AWD, where as he was offered White AWD today morning and it was gone by the time we reached showroom to check.

Is there any way we can track the status of the vehicle, or know when it would be invoiced from the factory?

Note: he booked the car from Sireesh, Hosur Road.
rishie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd March 2016, 20:22   #1161
BHPian
 
jacobvarughese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 103
Thanked: 107 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
Its not about top-end models. When XUV was launched, W8 and W6 had different infotainment systems. W6 didn't had the TPMS which was sort of the highlight of the Bluesense app. So that could be the reason why W6 did not had Bluesense app.

In the current generation, to the best of my knowledge, W10 and W8 have the exact same infotainment system. So there is no reason why the bluesense app should not work with W8.

There are 2 different Bluesense apps for XUV in the Playstore. One works ONLY with the New Age XUV and the other works ONLY with the first gen XUV. May be people are trying the wrong app.
A screenshot attached shows the 'E-Manual' now replacing the Mahindra BlueSense app icon on the W10. As a result, downloading the app on your iPhone or Android device does not appear to help- Mahindra needs to provide a suitable update in relation to this.

Hope their subsequent updates also encompass 'tethering' our cellular connection to the infotainment- we can mirror 'Google Maps' and use that instead of the sedate MapmyIndia maps.
Attached Images
 
jacobvarughese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2016, 01:36   #1162
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 393
Thanked: 156 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

My SA has confirmed that the blue sense app has been disabled. He says, that it is to prevent the infotainment system from hanging.

BTW, how does one ensure that the car is completely switched off and not idling. Once you park and press the start/stop button once, and lock the doors is that sufficient?
ajayclicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2016, 05:24   #1163
Distinguished - BHPian
 
a4anurag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 8,373
Thanked: 9,807 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajayclicks View Post
My SA has confirmed that the blue sense app has been disabled. He says, that it is to prevent the infotainment system from hanging.
Is this for W8 only out for W10 also?

Quote:
BTW, how does one ensure that the car is completely switched off and not idling. Once you park and press the start/stop button once, and lock the doors is that sufficient?
Yes that is sufficient. The whole dashboard would be dark. That will indicate all is off.
a4anurag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2016, 10:11   #1164
Senior - BHPian
 
mpksuhas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: KA03/KL11
Posts: 2,456
Thanked: 2,630 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

^^ For me, the only one reason I still have BlueSense app in my memory starved phone is to check TPMS reading. If M&M goes ahead and enables an option to display tyre pressure in infotainment itself I would have uninstalled the app.

Was hoping the same will be included in next software update when I saw this feature in new age Scorpio, however strangely M&M left out old and refresh XUV owners waiting for this feature.

Other Bluesense features does make sense only if you are chauffeur driven I guess.
mpksuhas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2016, 10:17   #1165
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 1,016
Thanked: 1,377 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobvarughese View Post
As a result, downloading the app on your iPhone or Android device does not appear to help.
There are two different versions of BlueSense App on Android Play Store. The one which says for New Age XUV is the correct one. I use it on my Android Moto Device and it works perfect with my W10 FWD variant (Mfd - June 2015).

Here are the links to App -
New Age Variant - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.mahindra.xuv
First Gen XUV - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id=com.visteon

On the other hand - iPhone has only one version, published in Oct 2014 - much before the new Age was launched. I have tried that app too and it does NOT work with my W10 FWD New Age vehicle. So for New Age XUV Owners with iPhones, there is no BlueSense App support for now regardless of W8/ W10.

Below screen grab from iPhone App Store -

2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review-img_5997.png
abirnale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2016, 10:25   #1166
BHPian
 
jacobvarughese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 103
Thanked: 107 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by abirnale View Post
There are two different versions of BlueSense App on Android Play Store. The one which says for New Age XUV is the correct one. I use it on my Android Moto Device and it works perfect with my W10 FWD variant (Mfd - June 2015).

Here are the links to App -
New Age Variant - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.mahindra.xuv
First Gen XUV - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id=com.visteon

On the other hand - iPhone has only one version, published in Oct 2014 - much before the new Age was launched. I have tried that app too and it does NOT work with my W10 FWD New Age vehicle. So for New Age XUV Owners with iPhones, there is no BlueSense App support for now regardless of W8/ W10.

Below screen grab from iPhone App Store -

Attachment 1489771
Thanks abirnale. Does your Home screen display a similar screen like mine- the screengrab is in my previous post. On my W10(July 2015 purchase), it's only the 'E-Manual' instead of the Mahindra BlueSense app icon.

Request you to please provide a screengrab of the Home screen on the W10 infotainment screen, if possible. Thanks much.
jacobvarughese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2016, 10:29   #1167
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 1,016
Thanked: 1,377 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

^^^ yes, exactly same screen as yours.
abirnale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2016, 10:31   #1168
BHPian
 
jacobvarughese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 103
Thanked: 107 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

Ok thanks- so does the Mahindra BlueSense app work for you now? I don't reckon so as the app has been disabled/removed on all W10s- quite bemused by your initial statement where you said it works perfectly through the Android device.
jacobvarughese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2016, 10:37   #1169
Distinguished - BHPian
 
a4anurag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 8,373
Thanked: 9,807 Times
Default

Guys, when I went to do the PDI, on the home screen I clicked on the App, it gave an Error message saying "App Disabled"

What does it mean?
a4anurag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2016, 10:39   #1170
BHPian
 
jacobvarughese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 103
Thanked: 107 Times
Default Re: 2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review

This is getting crazier- unsure how the app still remains to be on the Homescreen in the vehicle. Their updates had removed the icon altogether citing incompatibility with the mobile application.
jacobvarughese is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 Hyundai Verna Facelift : Official Review S2!!! Official New Car Reviews 292 3rd December 2016 23:56
My 2015 Mahindra XUV500 - Pegasus comes home Diesel9999 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 49 28th December 2015 21:48
Mahindra XUV500 with 6-Speed Automatic in 2015. EDIT : Now launched at Rs. 15.53 lakh sarathlal The Indian Car Scene 201 22nd December 2015 13:45
Mahindra XUV500 facelift revealed in spy shots EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 11.21 lakh uday.ere The Indian Car Scene 481 15th June 2015 17:04
Received a copy of the Coffee Table book on the Mahindra XUV500 from Mahindra Corp. shankar.balan Shifting gears 3 2nd April 2012 16:26


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:54.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks