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One million Renaults equipped with Carminat TomTom sat nav

23rd June 2011 Print
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Renault has topped the one-million mark for vehicles equipped with a Carminat TomTom navigation system.  In the UK it is fitted as standard to the Dynamique trim levels of each bodystyle in the Clio, Kangoo, Mégane, Scénic, Laguna ranges, plus the core trim levels of the Kangoo, Trafic and Master van ranges. The system is also available as a £470 option across most other trim levels, including Renaultsport, of these same car and van ranges.
Faithful to its tradition of ingenious innovations that are accessible to all, Renault started working on an integrated navigation system back in 1982. It launched its first road trials of the Carminat system in 1994, becoming the first carmaker to propose fully fitted navigation systems. The systems were upgraded in 2002 with dynamic route guidance and the recalculation of journey times, for example in the case of a reduction in vehicle speed.
In partnership with the leader in personal navigation solutions, Renault is enhancing flexibility and time to market while bringing customers excellent ergonomics by fully integrating the navigation system in the vehicle.
Launched in spring 2009, Carminat TomTom has been continually upgraded for ever increasing efficiency. Carminat TomTom received two new functions in early 2010: IQ Routes™, proposes the best route plan according to real vehicle speed and journey times based on statistics calculated every moment, every day of the week, and Advanced Lane Guidance, which visualises intersections and traffic lanes.
Navigation took a big step forward in terms of driver support in late 2010 with the launch of Carminat TomTom LIVE:
HD Traffic: for the best traffic information in real time
Road safety alerts: real-time alerts on incidents, dangerous areas and risk areas
Google local search: shows points of interest from nearly 20 million references
five-day weather forecasts
Commenting, Giles Shrimpton, CEO of TomTom Automotive, said: “We are extremely happy to announce that the one millionth Carminat TomTom has been fitted in a Renault vehicle. This figure is tangible proof of the success of our product and our partnership with Renault. We plan to continue this partnership with Renault in the long term by bringing our customer the best of our expertise.”
Stephen Norman, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at Renault, said: “One million Renault owners have since 2009 chosen an in-dash Carminat TomTom navigation system. Today, for just £470, this intelligent on-board system brings customers connected services that are highly appreciated and hard to go without once you have experienced their quality.”

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