Like many models in Renault’s road-going range, Renault Sport Formula One Team’s R.S.17 comes fitted with a radio – but its function is not to play music!
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.
Following post-race technical scrutineering, competitor no.13 was found guilty of infringements (modification to the bodywork and unauthorised repairs in parc ferme after the race). The Stewards therefore disqualified the car, with a direct impact on the standings for the event.
This Saturday, 17 June, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, Nelson Panciatici will start the race in the no.35 Alpine A470 from 8th position among the LMP2s. In the no.36 Alpine A470, qualified in 11th place, Gustavo Menezes has been chosen to complete the opening stints. Confident in the work done ahead of the race, the Signatech Alpine Matmut team is absolutely determined to defend the win secured here in 2016.
CHRO of the Year Award for Marie-Françoise Damesin, human resources executive VP with the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Groupe Renault
Neuilly-sur-Seine (France), 12 June 2017 – Marie-Françoise Damesin, human resources executive VP with the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Groupe Renault, was awarded the 2017 CHRO of the Year Trophy. This distinction, founded in 1997 by Cadremploi, Hudson and Le Figaro, promotes the profession of human resources chief, and its strategic contribution to company development. As Ms Françoise Damesin notes in this interview, credit goes to the group’s human resources teams, and the workforce as a whole.
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.
In embracing hybrid powertrain technology, Formula 1 is now more energy-efficient than ever before. That is something that will play a major role in this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix (9-11 June) – a race that is famously hard on fuel consumption.
Groupe Renault was recently awarded the RH&M group’s Digital HR Team prize for MaVie@Renault, an employee-centric new digital HR portal providing Groupe Renault’s French employees with a useful and convenient one-stop entry point for accessing full HR information.