IAA, Frankfurt, 10 September 2013 – From today, the Renault R-Link built-in connected multimedia tablet, featuring TomTom technologies is available in new Renault vehicles.
Renault R-Link, with a 7-inch touchscreen display, is powered by TomTom technology, content and real-time services including TomTom maps, navigation and Traffic. In ZOE, and New Kangoo ZE, R-Link also displays electric vehicle management information, such as the available range and routes to nearby charge points. In addition, drivers can download apps to further enhance the functionality of the system.
“We are proud to have created and delivered the innovative new Renault R-Link infotainment system.” says Charles Cautley, Managing Director Automotive at TomTom. “We have continued to build on our long-standing partnership with Renault and have created a successor to the Carminat TomTom. We believe R-Link sets a new standard in connected navigation.”
TomTom collaborated with its partner Orange and Atos to develop the eco-system that power the R-Link App store.
The Renault R-Link system is now available in ZOE, New Clio, Captur, New Megane line-up, Scenic X-mod, New Scenic and Grand Scenic, Fluence, Laguna 2013 Collection, Latitude, New Kangoo, Kangoo Express and Kangoo ZE.
Renault R-Link is the most complete end-to-end connected driving solution for the mass-market today.
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Pricing and availability
R-Link system is priced as an option at €590 (depending on models and countries). The LIVE Services offer is priced at €69,90 per year (depending on countries).
Renault R-Link navigation features
TomTom LIVE Services
Using the most up-to-date traffic information, Traffic gets drivers to their destinations faster. Proven.
Mobile and fixed speed camera alerts help drivers avoid fines and stay safe and relaxed on the roads.
Local search with TomTom Places
Drivers can search for any location, from a local petrol station to a supermarket, and navigate straight there.
Drivers will receive local and five-day forecasts so they can make plans based on the latest weather.
Electric vehicle routing functionality
Includes routing to and via charge stations. The device shows the available range on the map and navigation display.
Reduces “range-anxiety” by calculating routes to nearby charge points on the go.
These fuel-efficient routes save drivers money and reduce their impact on the environment
This technology calculates the driver’s route based on the real average speeds measured on roads. This means drivers always know the fastest route, and most accurate travel times, saving them time, money and fuel.
Advanced Lane Guidance
Shows which lane to take at junctions so drivers don’t miss their turns. On the most difficult highway intersections, a realistic 3D representation of the junction keeps drivers relaxed and safe.
TomTom Map Share
Allows the driver to make corrections to his/her own map, and benefit from thousands of changes made by TomTom users every day.