Our vision of road safety

Road safety is a real public health issue. According to the World Health Organization, there are 1.3 million deaths worldwide each year and between 20 and 50 million people injured on the road. For Groupe Renault, the safety of every user has always been a priority. Our goal is to reduce mortality and anticipate the challenges of future mobility. Focus on our actions and our road safety policy.

Our 5-axis road safety policy

AWARENESS

An approach that involves education from an early age concerning the dangers of the road. But also by changing the behavior of each player (public authorities, parents, drivers, children).

PREVENTION

Help drivers anticipate risks. How? By assisting the driver with driving aids, and especially by empowering them. For everyone to recognize when they are unable to control their vehicle or the situations in which they endanger themselves.

CORRECTION

The quality of road handling and braking are the dynamic fundamentals of the vehicle, the basis for avoiding an accident. However, there are situations where the contribution of technology is needed to compensate for driving errors. Hence the active safety systems, which intervene in difficult or emergency conditions, but without completely taking over for the driver.

PROTECTION

Our priority is to protect the occupants according to the type and severity of the impact, whatever their age, their body type and their position in the vehicle, in both small and in big cars. Thus, beyond the criteria measured by Euro NCAP, we equip the rear seats of our vehicles with devices that guarantee optimum passenger protection. It also takes into account other road users.

RESCUE

To optimize the rescuing of injured individuals in the event of an accident, Groupe Renault works with firefighters all over the world.

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Our driving forces

Within Groupe Renault, road safety relies above all on two driving forces:

INNOVATING OUR PRODUCTS

Our goal is to create ever safer vehicles, to ensure the safety of the occupants and others exposed to the risk of road accidents. We analyse the observed risks to find innovative solutions.

In our vehicles, these innovations include ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) which reassure the driver, reduce the risk of accidents and improve the protection of occupants and other road users.

These ADAS, including the Highway and Trafic Jam Companion, which combines Adaptative Cruise Control (with the Stop&Go automatic stop and restart function) and Lane Centering Assist, serve as the base for the future autonomous vehicle.

TAKING ACTION FOR SOCIETY:

The Groupe Renault actively works with public authorities and institutions around the world to improve road safety. We transfer our know-how and we are enriched by the expertise of road safety actors, laboratories and local universities. As such, we have created the LAB with the PSA group.

The LAB (Laboratory of Accidentology and Biomechanics) was created in 1969 with the mission of observing, analysing and anticipating behaviour to improve road safety. 

The LAB has contributed to a fivefold reduction in the number of road deaths in France over the past 50 years.

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Did you know?

Groupe Renault deploys and democratizes technologies that enable the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. In 2019, the All-new Clio and the All-new Captur, became the first vehicles in their class to democratize these technologies for an easier, safer and more comfortable driving experience.

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The Groupe Renault is daily involved with Firefighters!

Since 2010, Renault has been working with firefighters to improve vehicle, passenger and road safety. This partnership has been built around two major axes: taking into consideration the interventions of the emergency services from the design of the vehicles ; and the contribution of firefighters to the improvement of the emergency response. This is called tertiary security. As a testament to this commitment, Renault has signed a sponsorship agreement with the National Federation of Firefighters of France since 2012. In 2016, Renault decided to include tertiary safety in its corporate strategy by appointing a tertiary safety expert. This approach was reinforced in 2018 by integrating a full-time professional firefighter officer into the Social and Sustainable Impact department, thanks to an agreement signed with the Yvelines Departmental Fire and Rescue Service.

Learn more about Groupe Renault's involvement with Firefighters 

TRAINING EMPLOYEES IN ROAD SAFETY

Groupe Renault pays particular attention to preventing road risks, and in particular to the training of its employees. Campaigns are conducted regularly to inform and train them: communication, road safety week, preventive driving courses including for two-wheelers...

AWARENESS AT THE HEART OF OUR ACTIONS

In France, Groupe Renault signed  the national call for companies in favor of road safety. In this context, a series of actions has been initiated internationally among the group’s employees.

  • Awareness among employees, hosted on the sites by health and safety prevention engineers, occupational physicians and road risk prevention professionals.
  • The evolution of the training system, with an e-learning program focused on road safety made available to all group employees.

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