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Renault unveils R-Link tablet

Wed, 07 Dec 2011

Renault is aiming to take its in-vehicle user interface modules to the next level with the new R-Link tablet system announced at LeWeb 2011 today, December 7. 

R-Link features a seven-inch tactile screen, steering wheel-mounted controls and voice recognition systems. It is simultaneously connected to the vehicle's information and data center, the user's mobile phone and to the Cloud.

The company claims that the bespoke UI features interactive and intuitive menus, which enable users to access all the car's functions and data easily. The menus – which provides quick access to in-car multimedia, personal mobile devices and the greater internet community – are customizable, allowing users to alter their homepage and applications to suit their needs. 

R-link also features TomTom LIVE-powered GPS navigation and can access an application download service dubbed the R-Link Store, which already features 50 specifically tweaked apps to display on the sytem's larger screen.

Available on the Clio and Zoe models initially, R-Link will also integrate with all future Renault models. The system will also grow with the number of users, as more and more apps come on-line through the R-Link Store. 

By John O'Brien