Renault is set to begin incorporating cutting-edge in-car Bluetooth technology into new production models.

In a strategic partnership, Renault will work with in-car Bluetooth experts Parrot who will provide the kit to be integrated directly into the vehicle’s architecture.

The technology will be installed at point of manufacture across the entire Renault range, beginning with the Mégane from this month.

Pairing with the driver’s mobile, the handsfree kit - the CML TB - will allow phonebook, call logs and contact details to be displayed on the built-in dashboard screen. It also features automatic safety call-hold function with which the driver can put callers on hold until they are ready to safely answer the call.

The announcement comes after a safety group yesterday found that the main reason people don’t use their phones while driving is because of the frowns they get from other drivers.