Today with the Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab (RNAL), we are starting to test on open roads an end-to-end autonomous mobility service. This is a first in Europe and it includes four electric Renault ZOE robo-vehicles equipped with sensors and embedded intelligence, a customer application to book the trip, a remote fleet control center, connected infrastructure and secure telecommunications networks.
Between now and the end of 2018, members of the public will be able to step inside autonomous ZOE vehicles placed on the road as part of Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab. Groupe Renault is a partner in this ride-hailing shared-mobility trial, which it sees as the perfect opportunity to organize user tests on the interior layout of its future robot-vehicles.
Groupe Renault teams up with A. V. Simulation to prepare a new 25M€ facility at Renault Technocenter (near Paris) for autonomous vehicles. It will host one of the most advanced dynamic driving simulators in the world, in a 2000 m² brand new building and aims to set the industry standard to a new level.
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“Renault is continuing to work very closely with the legislators, manufacturers and academics in order to promote the introduction of autonomous vehicles in France and internationally,” said Gaspar Gascon, SVP, Head of Powertrain Engineering, Renault.
The Renault group has announced it will be hiring people on permanent contracts in engineering throughout 2016. We spoke with Groupe Renault’s head of vehicle engineering, Gaspar Gascon, on the recruitment campaign.
Last week, the 28 European transport ministers met to sign the Amsterdam Declaration on autonomous vehicles. So this seemed like a good time to ask Rémi Bastien, head of the Renault-Nissan autonomous drive programme, on how Renault sees the car of the future.