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Renault Captur heralds the launch of Renault R-Link. This innovative integrated tablet is connected to both the car and the internet at the same time. It provides quick and easy access to a broad selection of useful services. A catalog containing some 50 apps is already available from the R-Link Store. These automotive-specific applications already cover a comprehensive range of fields. R-Link Store is already well placed to set the standard as an automotive application provider. And Renault R-Link puts Renault Captur one step ahead of the competition in terms of multimedia features.

Renault Captur boasts a unique double multimedia system, with its central docking station for an integrated 7″ tablet. The navigation system, radio, telephone and networking for mobile appliances are all grouped together in the same place. But MEDIA-NAV and Renault R-Link serve different but close-fitting purposes:

– Accessing essential multimedia functions is easier than ever with MEDIA-NAV. With its 2D and 3D birdview displays, and audio and multimedia data functions, the Nav N Go navigation system meets the needs of most users. The NAVTEQ maps are updated by a dedicated web interface.

– Renault R-Link is connected to both the car and the internet at the same time. The complete, attractive and user-friendly Renault R-Link system in Renault Captur offers motorists all the services that they have also dreamt of. With around 50 apps, the R-Link Store is already well placed to set the standard as an automotive application provider.

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STAY CONNECTED WITH R-LINK
The performance and ease of use of Renault R-Link, available as standard or as an option priced €590, will appeal to all technically-minded drivers. The large 7″ (18cm) touch-screen is backed up by intuitive voice controls.
The six-icon menu provides direct access to all the applications: navigation, multimedia, hands-free telephone, the vehicle itself, services and applications, plus the system settings. And the customizable Home Page is unique on the market.

○ TomTom® connected navigation: the most competitive product on the market, which was behind the universal spread of navigation systems in Renault vehicle’s, is back with Renault R-Link TomTom® LIVE* connected services:
• HD Traffic® the best real-time traffic information on the market that helps drivers to save time and fuel and to know exactly when they will arrive.
• Danger zones: real-time road safety warnings.
• TomTom Places: the largest real-time localization
database.
• Weather: 5-day weather forecasts.

DESIGNED FOR USE AT THE WHEEL IN COMPLETE SAFETY

The system’s functions are designed to be used intuitively and in complete safety by drivers, without taking their eyes off the road. Designed for intuitive use, Renault R-Link features fingertip and voice controls.

• Fingertip control of every function using the touch-screen or the audio and telephone controls mounted on the steering wheel.

• Intuitive voice control* that drivers can use to dictate the address of their destination or to give simple instructions, such as “make a call”, (followed by a number or a name in the contacts), “go to…” or “drive to” (followed by a destination), “launch…” (followed by an application name) such as “launch e-mail”.

The Text To Speech function (TTS) permits messages or RSS feeds from certain applications to be read out loud automatically when the vehicle is on the move.

Coyote Series®* gives warning of risk zones notified and validated by the community, and of danger zones. Coyotes Series also gives warning of dangers (accidents, objects on the road, etc.) so that drivers are ready to slow down and drive in greater safety.
Thanks to the reliability of the scouts and the warning filters, users receive useful information in real time:
– mobile and fixed speed traps**,
– permanent danger zones and temporary hazard zones***,
– traffic incidents (accidents, congestion, particular driving conditions, etc.).

* Belgium, mainland France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and UK only.
** Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and UK only
*** Mainland France only, according to the applicable regulations.

Coyote Series® automatically adapts to the legislation in the country where you are driving. Renault has made the application as easy and comfortable to use as possible.
• The application is pre-installed on R-Link,
• All the services are included in a single subscription, with no surcharges,
• Warnings are permanently displayed on the
background of the screen. Sound alerts can always be
heard, even when another feature of Renault R-Link is
being used (another application, navigation, etc.).
• Belgium, mainland France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Spain and UK only.

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DISCOVERING THE CONNECTED R-LINK OFFER
Renault is offering its R-Link’nauts a passport to discover the networked world comprising:
■ Connected services free of charge for 3 months: TomTom® LIVE and Coyote Series (only in countries where they are available)
■ Four pre-installed applications free of charge for 6 months (e-Mail, R-Link Tweet, Weather and Renault Assistance), plus access to the R-Link Store, where users can download more than 50 applications available at launch, depending on the country, right from their car.
Coyote Series

R-LINK STORE : A RICH CATALOG

○ Reduced fuel consumption with Driving eco2: Renault R-Link can help drivers to cut their fuel consumption, because it is connected to the vehicle. The Driving eco2 function includes:
• ‘Trip report’: displays a quantified balance of eco-driving performance
• ‘Eco-coaching’: gives drivers personalized tips on how to improve their eco-driving
• My ‘preferred trips’: helps drivers to progress by
comparing journeys on the same route.

Trip Report
Distance
Duration
Average consumption
Total consumption
Acceleration
Gear changes
Anticipate
Without consumption

With R-Link Store, Renault is counting on the creativity of the selection of start-ups that the brand has decided to support and the reliability of its long-standing suppliers in order to develop an unmatched catalog of constantly renewed applications. With around 50 applications available at the time of launch, Renault R-Link Store is well placed to become the benchmark store for automotive applications. Applications range from general and theme-based information (tourism, sport, women, culture, etc.) to vehicle-related tools (Renault Assistance, interactive vehicle user manual, fuel prices) and community applications, e-mail and social networks. The catalog is sure to expand very quickly.

FOUR APPLICATIONS INSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE FOR 6 MONTHS
E-mail: drivers can read and answer their e-mails from their vehicle using Renault R-Link. For greater safety, the controls of this simple and efficient e-mail application change when the vehicle is in motion or stationary.
Stationary:
– view the list of read and unread e-mails,
– read, delete and send e-mails,
– check for images or attachments (the content cannot be accessed from the e-mail application),
– check sent e-mails,
– answer or transfer incoming e-mails,
– set the frequency of new e-mail notifications.

When driving:

The TTS (Text To Speech) synthetic voice function* reads the content of the e-mails, the sender’s name, the send date and the subject out loud.
* List of available languages for the TTS function: German, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Danish, English, French, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Slovak, Czech.

Weather: R-Link provides access to 4-day weather forecasts in the vicinity of the vehicle throughout Europe.

Renault Assistance*: This application automatically connects drivers to Renault Assistance, no matter where they are.

R-Link Tweet : can only be used when Renault Captur is at a standstill. This new application can be used to access a Twitter® account from the vehicle in complete safety in order to read tweets from friends, make comments, view the user profile and view the list of followed users or followers.

It also displays the vehicle’s serial number and GPS coordinates so that Renault Assistance can intervene as quickly as possible.

*A telephone must be paired with R-Link and the vehicle must be in a GSM reception zone.

THE RIGHT INFORMATION AT THE RIGHT TIME

The complete and intuitive Renault R-Link features fingertip and voice controls.
• Fingertip control of every function using the touch-screen or the audio and telephone controls mounted on the steering wheel.
• Intuitive voice control that drivers can use to dictate the address of their destination or to give simple instructions, such as “make a call”, “display my apps” or “open e-mail”. The Text To Speech function (TTS) permits messages or RSS feeds from certain applications to be read out loud automatically when the vehicle is on the move.

FOCUS ON A FEW APPLICATIONS

General or theme-based information
Metro, Euronews, Foot Mercato: applications that work in text or audio mode, with TTS voice synthesis.

E-guide: interactive vehicle user and service manuals.

Culture

• Balumpa (France only): information on events, concerts, shows, the theater, exhibitions and other places to go right now in the neighborhood. Just click on “Go” and the navigation system tells you how to get there.

Practical
Fuel prices: this application shows the prices of specific fuels in the 10 nearest service stations. A color code is used to display the cheapest, average and highest prices, and prices that are more than 4 days old.

When the vehicle is stationary, users can select a service station and view the prices of fuels compatible with their vehicle, plus the opening hours, available services, the address and a description of the station. The address can be sent automatically to the navigation system in a single click.

Yellow Pages: all the Yellow Pages and nverted search services in your car.

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Sudoku and travel games.

GPS data is used to locate restaurants, bars, flower shops and other professionals in the vicinity in a single click, to view the search results on a map and to consult a guide on how to reach them.
Entertainement

Tourism radio*: an application providing audio data on monuments near the car. R-Link can also propose tours that are guided by the navigation system, with comments provided by the application.

R-Sound Effect : this is an application designed to be heard. R-Sound Effect plays the noise of another engine through the loudspeakers, according to the speed and acceleration of the vehicle. Six sounds, ranging from a Renault Sport racing car to a V6 engine, can be played inside the cab. The control software takes account of the engine speed, the accelerator position and the speed of the vehicle, producing an astoundingly realistic effect.

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