Under a partnership deal signed at the end of 2012, France Télévisions and Renault have joined forces to launch the francetvinfo in-car application available for Renault R-Link, Renault’s fully integrated, connected multimedia tablet.
This ground-breaking new service revolutionises the way people listen to the news in their car. Developed by teams at France Télévisions and Renault, the application allows users to read the news while the vehicle is stationary or listen to a news story or section of their choice thanks to the Text to Speech function – an option that has never been available on a conventional analogue car radio system. The Text to Speech function uses a synthetic voice to read out the news and the screen is partly concealed.
francetvinfo, the powerful digital platform for real-time news which is already available on the internet, as well as for mobile phones and tablets, has opened up new possibilities for Renault R-Link, the in-dash, connected multimedia system. Renault R-Link now offers this new technology in several vehicles in the Renault range. It is delivered as standard equipment on ZOE and New Clio Renault Sport and is an optional extra for New Clio, New Clio Estate, Captur and New Kangoo.
francetvinfo fits perfectly with the public broadcasting mission and values of France Télévisions, satisfying users’ new needs for information around the clock.
The offer is available 24/7 by simply pressing the francetvinfo icon on the R-Link touchscreen.
Users in France and other countries can access a host of sections free of charge updated by francetvinfo news teams, including local news, international news, business, sport, feature stories, Buzz+ and news from the 24 regions covered by the France 3 television channel.
The francetvinfo app is available for all connected vehicles equipped with R-Link. It can be downloaded free of charge from the Renault R-Link Store.