Customers today are looking for connected vehicles that reflect who they are. The production system is adapting to needs in order to turn out a flow of vehicles that are 100% personalized. Each vehicle is unique.
Groupe Renault has teamed up with NUMA, a leading startup accelerator, to launch CityMakers in partnership with AXA, Nissan, RCI Bank and Services and the City of Paris. Clara Terrien, Innovation Ecosystem Manager at Renault Innovation Lab and Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley, gives us more information.
Renault is working on autonomous, electric and connected vehicles every day. Designing the future comes with a long and complex development process. Our engineers are constantly learning, testing and developing prototypes. How do we do it? In fact, it all starts with a mule…
There’s finally an end in sight to the tedium of those interminable motorway journeys, and bumper-to-bumper jams. Renault is gathering momentum in the step-by-step endeavour that starts with advanced driver assistance systems, followed by autonomous drive and ultimately eyes-off/hands -off mode.
In 2017 the SCOOP project will be going ahead with wide-scale rollout of 3,000 cars testing tomorrow’s V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2X (vehicle-to-infrastructure) connectivity under real-life traffic conditions. True to its innovative stance on connection-capable road transport, Groupe Renault is providing a fleet of a thousand Méganes on this exciting European project, which has private- and public-sector backing.
Setting its sights on the future, Renault is adapting its production system to address the new challenges facing the automotive industry. People are at the heart of Renault's plant of the future, men and women, from operators to customers. The 4.0 revolution is driving connected, agile and competitive manufacturing.
Renault is working to phase in autonomous drive capabilities in its product range, planning to be one of the first volume automakers to offer eyes-off/hands-off technology on authorized highway stretches from 2020. Digital simulation is an essential part of this work, during the design and validation phases of each successive technology milestone. Specifically it prepares for and optimizes tests involving real-life vehicles.
After Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, Renault has opened a third Renault Open Innovation Lab called "Le Square" in Paris.
THREE QUESTIONS FOR NICOLAS SCHOTTEY, HEAD OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES & CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURES PROGRAMME
Nicolas Schottey started his career with Renault in 2004, as a powertrain performance analyst, before going on to work on industrial strategy and the Groupe Renault strategic plan Renault Drive the Change. In 2016, he joined the Electric Vehicles business unit as head of the Batteries & Infrastructures Programme.
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.