Renault Mégane gains best connected car award

Driver assistance, infotainment and advanced HMI contribute to connected car award success for the Renault Mégane.

Renault Megane wins best connected car awardAutomotive industry pundits gathered recently to choose the winners of the Best Connected Car award (Trophée de la Voiture Connectée) with the accolade being given to the new Renault Mégane, which features an impressive list of technologies that had previously only been available on cars from a higher price range.

At the heart of the Mégane’s connectivity is the car’s R-LINK 2 multimedia system’s 8.7-inch touch screen tablet. This can be used for controlling the innovative multi-sense system on the Mégane, giving a wide range of options including five driving modes and five cabin ambiance choices.

Safety features are also well represented on the newest version of Renault’s popular small family car and it has a number of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) on board including automatic emergency braking (AEB) to prevent low speed collisions in urban environments, adaptive cruise control (ACC) for maintaining a safe distance by adjusting speed as appropriate on motorways and trunk routes and and excess speed alert system.

The new Mégane also features traffic sign recognition technology and hands-free parking enabling the driver to let the car park itself autonomously without intervention.

Commenting on the Mégane’s award success, Renault’s Delphine De-Andria said, “We are delighted to be able to deliver a technology package of the very best level for this segment and thereby play a part in bringing a level of safety and infotainment previously restricted to higher-end products to a far broader motoring public.”

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