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.
On March 20, Groupe 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. Discover Nadine Alibert-Frégeac's expert opinion on open innovation.
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.
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?