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Renault the first car maker to offer integrated Waze satnav

David Murphy

Renault has become the first car brand to offer the Waze satnav application directly integrated into the vehicle's multimedia system. The integration of Waze into the OpenR Link multimedia system, which also has Google integration, offers drivers access to real-time traffic information, favourite routes and saved destinations on the eye-level screen. Other vehicle features and music remain accessible, even if Waze is activated. The feature is available in European countries for owners of all Nouvel Austral and Mégane E-Tech electric vehicles equipped with the OpenR screen and the OpenR Link interface with integrated Google.

Customers can easily download and install the Waze app for OpenR Link either directly from Google Play via their OpenR Link interface in their vehicle, or from their ‘My Renault’ mobile app. Customers can then create a Waze account or use an existing Waze account for safe driving.

“Renault is the first car brand to offer Waze directly on the vehicle's multimedia screen, without activating the smartphone,” said Jérôme SEROR, Director of Digital Customer Experience at Renault “We are convinced that the large number of Waze users will appreciate this new feature when they drive the Nouvel Austral or the Mégane E-Tech electric. This is clearly in line with our strategy to offer our customers an intuitive, immersive and connected driving experience."