In an online chat with the French press today, TomTom and Renault have unveiled more details about their common low-cost in-dash navigation system: Renault Carminat TomTom.
This navigation solution completely integrated into the dashboard will feature a non touch 5.8 inch display activated by a central command or a remote control (depending on the vehicle). Unlike what many might have expected, this navigation device will not be connected in real-time. All online services will be available through a SD card and a computer software called Renault TomTom Home, the equivalent of the existing TomTom Home. Traffic information will be downloaded via RDS-TMC, where this service is available.
The first car to offer this navigation system will be the new Clio to be launched at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show. Then, the solution will be offered in Megane car models and other Renault cars moving forward. The navigation system will be offered as an option across Europe, Turkey and South Africa.