RNS presentation

RNS-510 presentation

Article Index

The RNS-510 is one of the best car multimedia systems. It is manufactured by VDO Continental and used by Volkswagen. It can be connected with numerous different peripheral accesories in VW, Scoda and Seat cars. It has been replaced by Discover Media / Composition Media in 2014.

The latest version J has the following features:

  • 6.5" inch, high quality resolution W-VGA(800x480 16:9) LED touch screen*.
  • 4 x 20 watt integrated audio amplifier capable of driving up to 8 speakers.
  • Radio supporting RDS και DAB.
  • CD, DVD playback (mp3 and wma) plus DVD-video.
  • GPS navigation system: split screen display with 2D and 3D map view with compass, GPS info, turn instructions and bird’s eye views.
  • European maps with over 10.000 searchable Points of Interest.
  • Integrated 40GB hard disk drive with 3 partitions (GPS maps data / Audio files / POIs).
  • SD(HC) card reader (up to 32GB).
  • Fast processor.

Moreover, RNS-510 has the following capabilities:

  • Connectable with an amplifier (Dyn-Audio).
  • Displays Navigation, Radio, Audio (iPod & mp3 tracks), Telephone information on the Driver Information Screen (DIS) if the car is fitted with a Highline computer.
  • Integration with Multi Function Steering Wheel
  • Integration with MDI interface (usb, iPod™) and aux.
  • Integrated TV with an analog - digital TV Tuner.
  • Controller for Bluetooth™ mobile telephone interface.
  • Display for optical parking sensors (OPS) or/and rear vehicle camera (RVC).
  • Supports voice commands if the appropriate microphone is installed.
  • Display for Climatic Control settings

Drawbacks (Nothing is perfect)

  1. Greek menu and greek voice guidance is absent.
  1. Unreasonable highly priced item (nevertheless, you can purchase it in a fair price at ebay
  1. It doesn't support avi, mkv, divx video files playback.

*Old hardware implements a TFT-LCD screen instead of LED.



User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active