For a yr, Renault teases us with a collection of autonomous automobile ideas, however the French producer at a technical convention in Paris revealed how this makes know-how a actuality.
Renault has created a analysis unit on autonomous vehicles within the Paris-Saclay know-how park positioned south of Paris. On this context, Renault and its companions develop and take a look at automated transport companies together with autonomous vehicles, a surveillance system managed by people and an infrastructure to assist autonomous vehicles.
The analysis unit is already testing automated transport companies in a restricted type and is finding out methods to develop the know-how. A few of them embody a taxi service on the Paris-Saclay campus utilizing prototypes based mostly on the Renault Zoe electrical automobile and an evening shuttle service between the campus and an area practice hub utilizing buses developed with Transdev.
Whereas these two companies are public, which implies that automobiles will cease to take different automobiles on the identical route, however Renault can also be creating autonomous driving ideas for personal use. The most recent is the EZ-Pod, which, as its title suggests, is a car-like automobile designed for 2 folks and for touring in low-speed areas, comparable to overcrowded metropolis facilities and even the massive procuring facilities.
Idea Renault EZ-Pod
Renault has not but introduced the institution of a fee-based service, however the automaker's developments present that autonomous vehicles, whilst restricted as they might be, can already be utilized in restricted areas. These areas can then be expanded as know-how advances and supporting infrastructure, comparable to extremely detailed maps and infrastructure-based automobile communications, is added.
"At a time when mobility has by no means been a extra essential international problem, our function as a long-time producer of all kinds of automobiles is extra necessary than ever," mentioned Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Renault. and the general public authorities, we see our management as a key aspect of a brand new historical past, that of electrical mobility, linked, autonomous and shared within the service of most of the people. "