Renault reaches one million with TomTom
Renault has reached a landmark in creating its one-millionth vehicle fitted with a Carminat TomTom satellite navigation system.
In the UK it is fitted as standard to the Dynamique trim levels available in the Clio, Megane, Scenic and Laguna ranges. Across most other trims it is available as a £470 option.
The navigation functions themselves are controlled by either voice control or with a central joystick control.
Work on an integrated navigation system first began by Renault back in 1982. The manufacturer began first road trials of the Carminat system back in 1994, making it the first car company to propose such a device.
The Carminat TomTom gadget first lanched in spring 2009 and has since been Renault’s choice as its integrated navigation system for its current range of cars.
Satellite navigation recently took a big step forward in terms of driver support towards the end of last year, with the launch of Carminat TomTom LIVE.
One added features is HD Traffic, providing the best traffic information in real time. Other highlights include real time road safety alerts, Google local search finding points of interest and a five-day weather forecast.
Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Renault, Stephen Norman, said: ‘One million Renault owners have since 2009 chosen an in-dash Carminat TomTom navigation system’.
‘Today this intelligent on-board system brings customers connected services that are highly appreciated and hard to go without once you have experienced their quality’.
Renault customers can now download information such as maps, speed camera points, icons, images and voices on the automaker’s website. Accessories for the TomTom navigation system like SD cards are also available to order online.