Called Renault Carminat TomTom, the new, completely integrated system has a 5.8″ screen, however it does not have a touch user interface. Depending on the vehicle model it’ll either come with a remote or be controlled by the car’s own control systems.
The new Renault Carminat TomTom is supposed to be a low cost solution therefore there’s no two way connected features on this device. However TomTom is trying to make up for this deficit by allowing the users to download their data onto an SD card, using the Renault TomTom Home software. Some models however will be able to get traffic information using RDS-TMC traffic receiver.
Since it is completely integrated the 5.8″ will also be able to display information from other sensors in the car – for example the temperature or radio stations. Other features of the system include bluetooth connectivity and a gyro sensor for increased precision.
The first Renault to come with the new Carminat TomTom will be the Clio which will be unveiled in Geneva on March 5th at the Motor Show. This Clio will be available in Europe, including Turkey; as well as South Africa. The new system is supposed to cost about 500 €.