A car that drives itself. Science fiction, you say? Fictional in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, set in 2054, the driverless car could be a reality before then. It will be a while before you can peruse your newspaper while doing 130 km/h on the highway, but intelligent cars are already being tested on special closed circuits. We take a close-up look at the Advanced Urban Mobility Platform program developed by our Engineering-Innovation engineers and their partners (1), financed by the Conseil Général des Yvelines, and tested on the roads of Renault’s Technocentre.
Feeding R-Link, Renault’s new integrated and connected touch tablet, is a fantastic professional opportunity! Renault and Paris Région Lab launched a call for bids at the start of the year to select innovative start-ups working in connected services, IT and mobile communication. Five companies have been picked to develop their projects in a Connected Mobility and Services “incubator” set up by the two partners.
To shamelessly misquote Général de Gaulle: ZOE outraged! ZOE broken! ZOE martyrized! But this time it’s all in a good cause: top quality for ZOE! We visit the Lardy Technical Centre on the outskirts of Paris, France, to take a look at the rigorous and extensive tests that Renault’s all-electric city car is undergoing prior to imminent release. Nothing is spared, be it a highly dramatic frontal crash test or the engine running uninterrupted day after day!