September 14, 2011
TomTom and Renault join hands for first electric navigation in Europe
The Fluenze ZE will be custom fitted with the first in-dash vehicle navigation system for electric cars. TomTom and manufacturers, Renault, have joined hands to bring out the Carminat TomTom ZE Live that receives information from the battery that measures the capability of the car to move ahead before chugging off, as well as the next nearest charging station. This is quite a relieving announcement for those who have been struggling with the eco-friendly wheels. The Eco range-routing ability of the system will help users pick the optimum path as well. It also features HD Traffic, Weather, TomTom Places and Google integration, lane guidance and safety camera alerts.
Well, it’s true that only the Europeans are blessed with the benefits of these. “This is the first navigation system TomTom is launching in the area of electric vehicles and it represents a great milestone for us as a company in this exciting new market. The Carminat TomTom Z.E.LIVE for Fluence Z.E., is also the third major development in the already successful Carminat TomTom series and underlines our fruitful relationship with Renault,” says Giles Shrimpton, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive.