The system has also been improved by offering IQ Routes technology, Advanced Lane Guidance and Map Share, plus coverage of 50 countries worldwide. As a result of the standard fitment of Carminat TomTom across these four trim levels, TomTom is added as a suffix to each trim level name.
Aside from the obvious benefits of using the new system, including fuel and time savings, Carminat TomTom also provides greater protection from theft. In addition, it offers volume control via the steering wheel, therefore not requiring the driver to take his or her eyes off the road to adjust it manually. Maps are now available covering 33 European countries and more than 50 countries worldwide.
The combination of IQ Routes technology and feedback from millions of fellow motorists means that drivers can now benefit from the most practical itinerary from A to B, since Carminat TomTom takes into account real-world traffic flow speeds and the time of day when computing routes. Meanwhile, thanks to the Advanced Lane Guidance function, the system now displays detailed lane information, too, as well as precise, realistic, panoramic views of junctions and overhead road signs.
Owners of previous system versions can receive these new features by updating their SD card software using the Renault TomTom Home application at www.renault.co.uk/ownerservices/multimedia/tomtom.aspx. Evolved features include new menus with faster access to functions, fixed speed camera locations, time and outside temperature displayed even with the system switched off, new icons and splash-screens.