The acquisition project, set to go through by the end of the second quarter of 2017, is the latest move in Groupe Renault’s strategy on development of connected and autonomous vehicles. Intel’s French R&D teams, which number more than 400 IT experts, hold extensive international experience in the development of embedded software.
Electric vehicles' range, which is still regarded as an obstacle to sales, is the subject of various research projects. But if you could charge your battery while driving ? No more being forced to stop to recharge the batteries.
The R.S. 2027 Vision concept car unveiled on 19 April at the Shanghai Motor Show illustrates the Renault take on the shape of Formula 1 ten years hence, in 2027. To a great extent, this vision builds on the three main foundations of Renault innovation today: the electric vehicle, the connected vehicle and the autonomous vehicle. Key technologies in these three areas are, or will shortly be, available on Renault production vehicles.
As Renault readies up for celebrating 40 years in Formula 1, the space-age R.S. 2027 Vision concept car leaps ten years into the future to express Renault’s vision of where the sport is heading. It’s more human, more conscious of the entertainment factor, more exciting.
Shanghai Motor Show, 19 April 2017. At the Shanghai Show, Renault will be unveiling its R.S. 2027 Vision concept car, an enthralling stylistic opinion on the shape of Formula 1 to come, informed by forty years’ winning experience in the sport. What will Formula 1 look like in 2027?
On March 20, Renault and RCI Bank and Services became partners of Techstars, the globally known American startup accelerator that recently opened a branch in Paris. This open innovation initiative is continuing Groupe Renault’s culture of partnerships and a key component of an innovation ecosystem*. Our aim with this partnership is to discover and support entrepreneurs and ideas with strong potential in the areas of new mobilities, connected services, and autonomous vehicles.
RCI Bank and Services, the Groupe Renault subsidiary specializing in automotive services and finance, and the ESCP Europe business school are launching a European competition on automotive mobility for the under-30 age group, inviting a hundred students to come up with innovative transport solutions for the younger generations.
Renault pioneered the development of electric vehicles in Europe, and leads the European electric vehicle market today. The vehicle batteries are rented to customers, and have been since release of Renault’s very first electric vehicle. In this way, Renault keeps full control over the whole battery lifecycle, which is advantageous not only to customers but to the planet as well.
After Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, Renault has opened a third Renault Open Innovation Lab called "Le Square" in Paris. By organising Renault internal teams to cooperate with startups and external partners, it aims to define new ways of working and to explore the future of mobility.
After launching New Renault ZOE, with its 400 km travel range (NEDC), at the 2016 Paris Show Motor, Renault is following through with further spectacular proof of its primacy in electric vehicle development, in the form of ZOE e-Sport, its new electric concept car, starring at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Just imagine New Renault ZOE metamorphosing into a sportscar!