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TomTom and Renault introduce upgrades for Carminat embedded navigation

Posted on27. Nov, 2009 by .


tomtom-carminatFor the first time, users of an embedded navigation system can get new advanced routing features without buying a whole new system.

Carminat TomTom users can now benefit from even smarter and more efficient navigation, in addition to safer driving. The updated Carminat TomTom now includes the latest IQ Routes functionality, which plans the fastest route by using the driving experiences of millions of TomTom users worldwide (IQ Routes). The update also includes Advanced Lane Guidance, a popular TomTom feature which gives clarity when navigating difficult junctions and crossing multiple lanes.

These two useful features come as part of any new Carminat TomTom map which can be easily added to the device via SD card along with TomTom’s free desktop software application, TomTom HOME. Drivers automatically get the IQ Routes and advanced lane guidance features when they buy their next map or activate their latest map guarantee, which allows them to get the latest map for free within 60 days after they first use their device.

“Now users of Carminat TomTom can have smarter and safer routing by easily downloading the features themselves – a first in the automotive industry,” said Giles Shrimpton, TomTom’s Managing Director Automotive. “This is an important milestone in our ongoing drive to help the automotive industry meet the needs of its customers.”

Carminat TomTom was introduced in April 2009, first with the launch of the new Clio and Scenic, later on the Megane and Laguna, brining affordable in-dash navigation to the mainstream car industry.

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Renault Carminat TomTom Announced

Posted on25. Feb, 2009 by .



TomTom recently announced the release of their new fully integrated sat nav system, named the Renault Carminat TomTom. An in-dash unit with 5.8 inch display, the new device has been devised as a low-cost in car solution and will lack one or two of the features standard to current sat-nav devices.

The unit does not come with a touch user interface, and will instead be controlled either by remote control, or by the car’s own central control system, depending on the car is ships with. […]

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