Those holding their breath in the Android Auto-only Waze app can finally rejoice.As long as you own a new Renault and live in Europe, yes.
In what must be one of the most exciting yet biggest in-car navigation disappointments at the same time, Israel-based (and Google-owned) Waze navigation app is launching an app dedicated to select Renault vehicles. Announced.
There is still debate about which navigation app is better, Google Maps or Waze. Fans of the latter probably came to appreciate the excellent traffic alerts and information (police locator, etc.), routing speeds, and a lot of phone customization, but now the Renault Austral Hybrid and the Renault Megane E- Tech electric owner can enjoy the features of his Waze. A unique mapping philosophy on the car’s larger display.
Waze has been around since 2006 and was acquired by Google in 2013. This free (ad-supported) navigation service has been widely praised and criticized for its crowdsourced trip and route details feature. Since being acquired by Google, there have been questions about whether Waze will cross-pollinate functionality between its platform and Google’s and continue to operate as is, or whether it will eventually be absorbed as part of Google Maps. A very strong global user base and integrations with popular services is probably the reason why Waze seems so successful.
In fact, Waze’s partnership with Renault is partly why the service is the most popular navigation app in France. It seems that there are plans to roll out the app globally to more Renault and other brands.Aron Di Castro, Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Waze, said, “In 2023, we will bring this excellent driving experience to We look forward to bringing it to more users.”
Owners of the vehicles listed above can download the Waze app from Google Play for Renault vehicles or from the My Renault mobile app.