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Renault Opens Up the 'Car as Platform'

pbahra (1889666) writes | more than 2 years ago

Android 1

pbahra writes "Renault has launched what it describes as a “tablet,” an integrated Android device built into its next range of cars, effectively opening the way to the car-as-a-platform. The device, called the R-link, will be integrated into the forthcoming Renault Clio 4 as well as the Zoe electric vehicle, according to Patrick Hoffstetter, Renault’s chief digital officer. Renault will roll it out across the full range, he said.
At the Le Web conference last year, Renault’s chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, announced the company’s intention to open up the car to developers, safety considerations not withstanding. “The car is becoming a new platform,” said Mr. Hoffstetter. He said the seven-inch device can be controlled by voice recognition or by buttons on the steering wheel. “We need help now,” he said. “We need developers to work on apps.” When it launches, there will be about 50 apps bundled with the device, mostly written by Renault. “We will open a Renault app store for people to download their own apps,” he said. Although Mr. Hoffstetter would not be drawn on the exact terms for developers, he said there would be a revenue share."

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Finally! (1)

Yev000 (985549) | more than 2 years ago | (#38303828)

You will no longer need an iPod for your stereo...

Maybe now Apple will make an iCar? I wonder if it will be square with rounded edges and have 1 button and no steering wheel or pedals. The dash will have touch screen controls for left/right and forward/back.

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