In 2050, according to the UN, the global population will reach 9.8 billion, and almost 70% will live in urban areas. As a direct result, solutions will be needed to continue driving and parking in cities. In this quest for space, without resorting to science-fiction cliché, shared mobility is emerging as a solution for the future. Hence the appearance of new services offered by the car industry, with Groupe Renault at the head.
Among these services, car-sharing looks increasingly attractive. More and more consumers are deciding to share rather than own, especially younger people living in urban or suburban areas. Groupe Renault has signed up to this sharing economy and is becoming a service provider in order to offer new urban mobility options. People no longer necessarily want to own a vehicle, but to access mobility to meet their needs. And nowadays they are accustomed to being surrounded by personal and on-demand services. A revolution in consumption patterns is opening up a new era.
Through its subsidiary Renault Mobility, with the acquisition of a ride-hailing service like Marcel and the creation of car-sharing services like ZITY in Madrid or Moov’In by Renault in Paris, Groupe Renault has become mobility’s star attraction.
Groupe Renault continues to innovate and the future of mobility is being decided right now. Its mission is to provide sustainable and effective mobility, to create a better future for the benefit of most people. This is part of the company DNA. For 121 years, to be exact… An approach that is driven by experimentation. Latest examples presented at Viva Tech:
Smart city, shared mobility, smart self-driving vehicle, robo-taxi, zero emissions etc. So many terms worthy of a science-fiction novel. And yet, the gap between utopia and reality has never been so narrow.
Fully autonomous (robot) vehicles as a means of transport? Even if the idea seems like pure science-fiction, such things are just around the corner, so the car industry needs to change its methods of production and practices. A responsibility that Groupe Renault, as a pioneer in new mobility, is fulfilling through innovation. Here’s the proof in pictures, with the three robo-vehicle concepts that it presented in 2018.
Autonomous vehicles, flying concept-cars, avant-garde design: the big Viva Tech innovation and technology show lives up to all its promises. A futuristic setting where Groupe Renault takes one of the main roles.
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Vehicles in real-world use (EZ-FLEX) or in development, such as ZOE Cab. Mobility platforms and customer apps like Marcel Cab, Moov’In by Renault, Zity and Karhoo. For single or group use, for short or longer journeys, these solutions embody the whole value chain of mobility which needs to be developed and which Groupe Renault is presenting at Viva Tech.
Innovation is at the core of all Groupe Renault initiatives.
The solutions, services, concepts and areas of exploration presented at Viva Tech reflect the ambition of Groupe Renault to develop new services in shared mobility, for everyone, through simple, attractive and personalised apps.
Beyond technological feats and ever more advanced innovations, there are the users. We have all, in our way, contributed to the transformation of mobility, with our changing needs. Our desires and our habits are what shape the services of the future. Groupe Renault has grasped this, which is why human beings are at the centre of its activities. The objective is to collaborate with each player in order to make mobility possible for everyone. An ambition made concrete through numerous partnerships and an open approach, which is essential if we are to go forwards together. And provide the opportunity to customize one’s journey. The ambition is to offer users an immersive experience enriched by editorialized and personalized content.
Little by little, growing awareness has also produced new models of smarter cities. Smart cities to which Groupe Renault brings its contribution and for which it is already devising several practical solutions. Leading the field, electric vehicles and their future integration into our urban ecosystem. To be continued in the next episode…