If there is something that all vehicle manufacturers pursue today, as well as selling more and reduce the consumption of fuel and emissions, is to develop autonomous driving systems. With these movements, as well as prepare for the future, they get a great technological brand image. Today we get information that a stand-alone Renault Zoe will be tested in China.
Volvo used this oriental country to test their prototypes of autonomous driving there. And is that China is one of the countries that more is working in the field of autonomous driving and in negotiations for an alternative mobility. For this reason it is that Renault has joined the truck and there tested a Renault Zoe updated to the latest version which approves autonomy more than 400 km (already present it I here a few weeks ago) and automated.
Renault Zoe autonomous tests will begin next month in the city of Wuhan. The model of the firm French tour about 2.5 kilometers by the city streets with traffic and without any intervention by a driver.
Renault operates in the Asian country under the company Dongfeng Renault Automobile Co., better known by its abbreviation “DRAC”. Despite not knowing much more information in this regard, we learned that they are not the first tests of autonomous vehicles that are made by the French company, though probably never have done before in open traffic. Therefore, this opportunity would be the first “fire test” in which processors must take the controls as they would in the future, interacting and respect other users.
Autonomous driving and mobility “without exhaust pipes” are not so far away. Manufacturers continue investigations in both branches and, although there is long way to go, no longer see it as an impossible dream, but a reality that will come within a few years.
Sources – Autoblog and Motorpasión