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For the first time, Waze navigation is built in to your car

For the first time ever, Waze is launching a new, dedicated app on select cars with Google built-in. The experience is rolling out today, starting with select Renault vehicles. With this new experience, Renault drivers will have all Waze real-time routing, navigation and alerts, plus settings, preferences and saved places, built into their car display. Drivers can now enjoy a bigger, bolder navigation display right at eye level without using their phone.

Meeting Waze users at the wheel

As more drivers engage with in-car platforms, Waze continues to follow drivers’ needs, wherever they go. Now, Waze is venturing into the future of transportation: an embedded, wireless experience, built into the car infotainment system and rolling out in cars with Google built-in. The new dedicated Waze app for cars brings the best of Waze real-time navigation, routing and alerts featured right in the car’s display. When you drive, you can experience safer and more convenient journeys while eliminating the hassle of using a smartphone. You no longer require a USB cable to connect or a phone dock to keep your device in place.

The integration is available to drivers of the new Renault Austral Hybrid and Renault Megane E-Tech electric vehicles in Europe.

“As more Waze users engage with us on in-car platforms and we see advancements in in-car technologies, it’s important that we bring the best driving experiences to our users, which is why we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Renault,” says Aron Di Castro, Director, Marketing and Partnerships at Waze. “Having Waze’s real-time navigation, routing and alerts built into the display of Renault’s vehicles, makes for a simplified and seamless driving experience. We’re looking forward to bringing this excellent driving experience to more users across the globe in 2023.”

“Renault is the first car manufacturer to offer Waze directly on the vehicle’s multimedia screen, without activating the smartphone,” says Jerome Seror, Director of Digital Customer at Renault. “We know many Waze users will enjoy this new feature when they drive the Nouvel Austral and Renault Megane E-Tech electric as part of our continued commitment to offer our customers an intuitive, immersive and connected driving experience.”

To access the app, you can easily download Waze for OpenR link either directly from Google Play in their Renault vehicle or from their My Renault mobile app. You can create a new or use an existing Waze account for navigation.


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