“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.
In Silicon Valley, in the heart of the State of California, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has been undertaking autonomous car tests in an urban setting. It’s a decisive step that confirms the automotive manufacturer’s ambition to establish itself as a key player in the battle for the car of the future.
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.