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Renault has unveiled a tablet computer it plans to integrate in future car models.

Called R-Link, the tablet will be fully integrated with the car and will feature multimedia connectivity with the outside world and with users within the car.

The French carmaker also said the tablet is designed to be part of a "start-up ecosystem" for mobility-related connected services. It called on innovative small businesses and developers to help expand the system. For this purpose, it is looking for "young, innovative businesses" with whom it will establish partnerships.

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Renault’s R-Link will provide access to all functions of the car through an 18-cm touchscreen (Photo: Renault)

R-Link will have an 18 cm touchscreen, steering wheel-mounted controls and speech recognition.

Its customizable user interface provides access to all the car's functions and data. When it launches, R-Link will have more than 50 smarphone applications that have been especially adapted for the automotive environment.

Renault said R-Link will be available in the Zoe, a small electric vehicle, and new Clio models. It will be offered "at an unrivalled low price," Renault said, without providing details.