18 May 2022

Renault develops new partnerships to enrich the connected experience on board its vehicles

  • Four new partners: EasyPark, Radioplayer, Sybel1, and Vivaldi browser ;
  • A collaboration inaugurated with Megane E-Tech Electric ;
  • An offer of exclusive applications on-board Renault’s new generation of vehicles equipped with the OpenR Link2 system ;
  • New services available: simplified parking solutions, live and recorded radios and podcasts, audio programs and internet browser

As part of the expansion of its catalogue of applications, Renault has developed four news partnerships with application developers to enhance the on-board customer experience in its new vehicles equipped with OpenR Link - its new, fully customizable, intuitive, and connected infotainment interface.

To mark the arrival of All-New Megane E-Tech Electric in all Renault dealerships throughout Europe, the brand has added four new apps for customers to download via OpenR Link. Users can access links to download the apps along with exclusively negotiated offers via MY Renault3. Customers are then free to choose whether they want to download the content for display directly in their in-vehicle media console.

EASYPARK, SIMPLIFIED PARKING SOLUTIONS

EasyPark enhances the unique connected driving experience by helping drivers manage and pay for parking without requiring a physical machine or even a smartphone. The free-download app will also offer exclusive coupons and offers to service users.

RADIOPLAYER, live AND RECORDED radio and podcasts

With the free "Radioplayer for Renault" application, users will have access to thousands of radio stations, web radios, and podcasts from countries covered by Radioplayer in Europe. Radioplayer gives them simple access to all this content in live and replay mode and to the associated data. With Radioplayer, users benefit from numerous features such as easy and personalized listening to radio stations, the display of titles currently being broadcast or the possibility of finding all the programs in podcasts. Other services specially designed for Renault will be available soon.

SYBEL, THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF AUDIO CONTENT

With the Sybel application, drivers and passengers will benefit from an experience entirely designed for a serene journey while boasting a wide range of audio content bringing together thousands of hours of podcasts, fiction, documentaries, audiobooks, and children’s stories. It also features a range of solutions specially designed by the teams at Sybel to be used when driving: thematic playlists with three hours of preloaded content, pick up where you left off no matter which device you started on, intelligent voice assistant, personalised recommendations and favourites list.

In addition to having access to great free audio programs, customers will also receive a free 6-month subscription to Sybel+, the paid offer that features more original, exclusive content.

VIVALDI, BROWSING WHILE WAITING

With the free Vivaldi browser app, customers can watch, buy, and browse from the comfort of their own car seat, keeping themselves entertained while waiting for the car to charge without needing a smartphone or tablet. For greater safety, the browser can only be used when the car is parked. With this app, users can make video calls, set up access to commonly used online apps, easily access streaming services, securely synchronize browser data, and more. As Vivaldi keeps user privacy first, people can be assured that they can browse privately in Renault cars with OpenR Link system with their data not being stored by the car. When logged into a Vivaldi account, browsing data may be shared between other devices logged into the same account. This data is not shared even with Renault.

We are particularly enthusiastic to see these apps rolled out on all Renault vehicles equipped with OpenR Link, like All-New Megane E-Tech Electric and upcoming New Austral. These collaborations with our various partners that are EasyPark, RadioPlayer, Sybel and Vivaldi browser are a concrete expression of our desire to offer our customers ever more services, comfort, safety and entertainment on board our vehicles.

Frédéric Vincent, Executive Vice President - Information System & Digital

The four applications will be available in the OpenR Link interface of All-New Megane E-Tech electric as soon as it arrives in Renault dealerships in Europe. Other applications will be added to the catalog in the near future.

1- The Sybel app available initially only in French and accessible from France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium and Monaco. The three other applications available for download for our customers throughout Europe depending on the country.

2- The new OpenR Link multimedia system offers the best of technology to provide accessible and user-friendly applications and services, as well as an always up-to-date system. It offers as well an unprecedented connected experience, totally similar to that of a smartphone or tablet, and can be controlled with the fingers or with the voice thanks to voice recognition.

3- The MY Renault interface is available to all Renault customers. It provides easy access to vehicle data and can be used to schedule a service, manage contracts, or speak with an expert at any time. Learn more about MY Renault: https://www.renault.fr/decouvrez-myrenault.html

Renault, a historic mobility brand and pioneer of electric vehicles in Europe, has always developed innovative vehicles. With the ‘Renaulution’ strategic plan, Renault has embarked on an ambitious, value-generating transformation moving towards a more competitive, balanced and electrified range. Its ambition is to embody modernity and innovation in technology, energy and mobility services in the automotive industry and beyond.

EasyPark Group including the apps EasyPark, PARK NOW, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line is a leading, European tech company that helps drivers find and manage parking and EV charging. Our technology helps businesses, operators, and cities with parking administration, planning, and management in over 3,200 cities across more than 25 countries. What we do is make urban life easier – one parking spot at a time. Visit www.easyparkgroup.com to find out more.

For inquiries regarding EasyPark Group:

Louise Ekman, Head of Group Communication, EasyPark Group - louise.ekman@easypark.net / +46 70 5222 117

The countries Radioplayer operates in are: UK, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Austria, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden. Radioplayer Worldwide, the global shared radio platform, is a partnership between UK Radioplayer and the countries which have rolled out the Radioplayer model. It was created to explore opportunities for international technological collaboration across radio. For more see www.radioplayerworldwide.org or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.

For inquiries regarding Radioplayer Worldwide: 

Michael Hill - michael.hill@radioplayer.co.uk

Laurence Harrison - laurence.harrison@radioplayer.org

Founded by Virginie Maire and Matthieu Viala, Sybel is the reference in spoken audio streaming, bringing together thousands of hours of podcasts, original creations, exclusive documentaries, audiobooks, and stories for children on a single platform. Chosen by Google as the "best application of the year" in all categories, Sybel provides an alternative to screens with its rich and diverse catalog focused on culture, education, and entertainment. Its unique freemium model, based on revenue sharing with podcasters, supports audio creation and develops a virtuous circle to offer more premium content to listeners.

For inquiries regarding Sybel:

Antoine Banet-Rivet - antoine@mondayconseil.com / 06 21 72 35 27

Laurence Gallot - laurence@mondayconseil.com / 06 24 11 00 80

Vivaldi, launched in 2016, is a flexible, fully customizable browser that adapts to its users and offers more features than any other modern browser. Vivaldi’s core mission is to build the most feature-packed, customizable browser, and they have two ground rules: privacy is a default, and everything’s an option. In practice, this means building software that protects users’ privacy but also does not track how they use it. Vivaldi believes private and secure software should be the rule, not the exception

For inquiries regarding Vivaldi: 

Varsha Chowdhury - varsha@vivaldi.com

Svenja Maaske - svenja@vivaldi.com

 

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