Tangier, Morocco, July 10, 2017 – Groupe Renault is proud to celebrate the production of the millionth vehicle at the Renault-Nissan plant in Tangier. The design of this efficient and eco-friendly plant, which is unrivalled in the automobile industry, is based on two pillars: designed for zero CO2 emissions and zero industrial effluent discharges.
To enable the Renault R.S.17 to take to the track in Spielberg, Austria, on Sunday (July 9), it will require a team of almost 80 people and more than 40 tonnes of equipment at the circuit. No sooner will the chequered flag have fallen, than those same people and that same equipment will be packing up to begin the journey to the UK for the next grand prix just a week later – a race within a race for the team’s logistics department!
As the first global automobile manufacturer to commit to reducing its carbon footprint, Renault is supporting environmental awareness and the development of rural areas in Bursa, Turkey.
There’s finally an end in sight to the tedium of those interminable motorway journeys, and bumper-to-bumper jams. Renault is gathering momentum in the step-by-step endeavour that starts with advanced driver assistance systems, followed by autonomous drive and ultimately eyes-off/hands -off mode.
The first Alpine A110s will be shipping toward the end of 2017 in Europe. In the meantime you might like to take a closer look at some of the design, testing and manufacturing details behind the beginnings of the new Alpine A110.
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.