Renault equips its New Twingo with CoPilot Live GPS navigation
GPS app fully integrated into the Renault Twingo’s iPhone-based audio system
27th February 2012. Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – Spain. ALK Technologies, leading provider of mobile navigation software, today announced that its CoPilot Live GPS navigation app has been selected by Renault as an integral part of an iPhone-based infotainment system for the new Twingo.
CoPilot Live is fully integrated in-car as part of the revolutionary Oxygen Audio O Car system* available for the new Renault Twingo. Simply place your iPhone into the cradle and it becomes part of your car’s dashboard, allowing control of all car stereo functions through a dedicated app: e-Renault. The “most needed” tasks such as your Music, your Phone, your Navigation and the new Eco-Driving Renault feature are all easily accessible with a single tap while on the road.
The system brings outstanding interaction between phone and car. CoPilot Live’s voice-guided navigation instructions are seemlessly played through the Twingo’s audio system and speakers. Auto-muting of radio programmes and music ensure that Renault drivers won’t miss a turn, and navigation automatically pauses and resumes during and after phone calls.
Klaus Kremer – Director Business Development EMEA at ALK Technologies said “We are very proud that CoPilot Live has been selected as navigation provider by Renault for this ground-breaking project. It’s a demonstration of how the smartphone is becoming the hub of today’s connected vehicle.”
The Oxygen Audio O Car system is available as a dealer-fit option with the New Renault Twingo.
The e-Renault app will be available for free via the AppStore, and includes a 30 day navigation trial. After 30 days all features remain functional except for the navigation component. Users can purchase a full navigation license directly from the app.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in geo-logistics and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. For more than 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include both award-winning CoPilot Live™, the GPS navigation software of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers; and PC*MILER™ I, the widely recognized industry standard mileage software depended on by transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide.