The latest Renault Trafic and Master vans are now even more connected as 'mobile offices' thanks to the R&GO infotainment smartphone app that is now available for free download.
The R&GO app connects to the vehicle via Bluetooth and provides 3D turn-by-turn satellite navigation, a vehicle trip computer giving the driver's EcoČ rating and fuel economy figures, several multimedia functions including Internet radio and playback of stored music, and a host of telephone commands, allowing the driver to make hands free calls and have SMS messages read out loud.
The application is available as a free download for compatible iOS and Android smartphones to use in the new Trafic and new Master, although there is a one off payment made through the app.
From the main menu, all four functions can be easily accessed. The vehicle trip computer provides a multitude of information for the driver, including fuel economy, distance travelled and an EcoČ rating based on factors such as acceleration and anticipation to help show how fuel economy can be further improved.
The multimedia section allows the user to play music already stored on their device, listen to Internet radio or simply control their FM radio through the app. The telephone commands section gives one-touch access to contacts, agendas, and a dial pad, while facilitating safe communication whilst on the road in the form of hands free calling and SMS messages being read out loud.
The satellite navigation function features UK and Ireland mapping, CoPilot Premium software with 3D turn-by-turn navigation and live traffic alerts. Mapping is downloaded and stored onto the device, enabling GPS navigation without using any mobile data.
The introduction of R&GO is a further addition to the range of innovations that feature on Renault's LCV range in order to create a 'mobile office' environment, including a class-leading 90-litres of cabin storage and a fold down central seat with detachable clipboard and dedicated space for a laptop. Business+ and Sport versions of the All-New Trafic come with a universal cradle as standard.
by: Rebecca Chaplin