Waze now available through Android Automotive on car’s displays


A new Waze app for automobiles integrated into Android Automotive infotainment systems has recently been released.

Although the app has been available through Android Auto for many years, it has been missing from Android Automotive systems which power the entire infotainment of some automobiles.

The app will be available directly from the car’s displays beginning with Renault, notably the Austral Hybrid and Renault Megane E-Tech. Owners of these vehicles will be able to download Waze for their OpenR infotainment system via Google Play on the in-vehicle display or the My Renault mobile app.

“As more Waze users engage with us on in-car platforms and we see advancements in in-car technologies, it’s important that we bring the best driving experiences to our users, which is why we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Renault,” the director of marketing and partnerships at Waze, Aron Di Castro said. 

The app includes all of the same wonderful features found on smartphones, such as real-time navigation, routing, and alerts.

“Renault is the first car manufacturer to offer Waze directly on the vehicle’s multimedia screen, without activating the smartphone,” the director of Digital Customer at Renault, Jerome Seror added

Waze is excited to provide this driving experience to more users across the world in 2023.