Published: October 24, 2014 | United Kingdom
Renault has launched a new navigation app that works in the new Renault Trafic and the revised Master. Called R&GO, the app can be downloaded for free onto both iPhone and Android, although the navigation part costs £19.99. It connects to the vehicle via Bluetooth and gives 3D turn-by-turn satellite navigation.
From the main menu, all four functions can be easily accessed. The vehicle trip computer provides a multitude of information for the driver, including fuel economy, distance travelled and an Eco² rating based on factors such as acceleration and anticipation to help show how fuel economy can be further improved.
The multimedia section allows the user to play music already stored on their device, listen to Internet radio or simply control their FM radio through the app, giving touchscreen functionality for ease of use. The telephone commands section gives one-touch access to contacts, agendas, and a dial pad, whilst facilitating safe communication whilst on the road in the form of hands free calling and SMS messages being read out loud. The satellite navigation function features UK and Ireland mapping, CoPilot Premium software with 3D turn-by-turn navigation and live traffic alerts. Mapping is downloaded and stored onto the device, enabling GPS navigation without using any mobile data.
Whilst the app is free to download, the satellite navigation feature is activated through a one-off payment of £19.99, made through the app. Making this payment gives the user the flexibility to take their device with them wherever they go and have full navigation capabilities in any All-New Trafic or New Master, eliminating the need to buy multiple or even separate navigation devices, meaning lower costs for businesses. A one-month free trial is also available to give customers the chance to see the benefits in practice before making a purchase.
The introduction of R&GO is a further addition to the range of innovations that feature on Renault’s LCV range in order to create a ‘mobile office’ environment, including a class-leading 90-litres of cabin storage and a fold down central seat with detachable clipboard and dedicated space for a laptop. Business+ and Sport versions of the All-New Trafic come with a universal cradle as standard.
All-New Trafic and New Master sit alongside the Kangoo Van and fully-electric Kangoo Z.E. and complete a fully refreshed Renault LCV line-up. A new range of energy-efficient engines and a host of clever storage solutions have helped to reduce running costs whilst improving practicality and convenience.
Source: The Auto Channel