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Autonomous Renault Prototype Performs As Well As Human Drivers On An Obstacle Course 7
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, renault, Renault Videos, Renault Zoe, video on 11 7th, 2017


Group Renault has developed an autonomous driving prototype that has an “obstacle avoidance capability as good as professional test drivers.”

Dubbed Callie, the prototype is based on a Renault Zoe and it has been taught by some of the company’s best test drivers. As the human drivers complete the course at ever increasing speeds, Callie learns how the drivers respond to obstacles and then mimics them. Thanks to this learning process, the prototype can perform just as good as human drivers on the obstacle course.

Renault says this is an industry first and is an “important next step in using autonomous driving to improve vehicle safety.” The avoidance technology could be useful in a number of situations including when a vehicle in front of the car suddenly stops and the only way to avoid a collision would be to swerve into an adjacent lane.

Groupe Renault intends to become one of the first automakers to offer “Mind off” technology on mainstream vehicles and the company has plans to launch more than 15 Renault models with different levels of autonomous driving capabilities by 2022.

According to Simon Hougard, the director of Renault Open Innovation Lab – Silicon Valley, “At Groupe Renault, we are focused on being an innovation leader in products, technology and design. Our innovation efforts aim at developing advanced autonomous driving technologies that consumers can trust will create a safer, more comfortable journey.”

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Steve Sutcliffe Samples Electrifying 455HP Renault Zoe E-Sport On The Track 16
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Electric Vehicles, renault, Renault Concepts, Renault Zoe, reviews on 09 16th, 2017


Renault unveiled the Zoe E-sport concept earlier this year in Geneva, and we've been wanting them to put this little monster in production ever since.
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Renault’s Mad Zoe E-Sport Is A 460hp Pocket Rocket That Begs For Production 5
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, renault, Renault Concepts, Renault Videos, Renault Zoe, video on 08 5th, 2017


Hardcore petrolheads tend to hate electric vehicles, but most of them would change their minds if car makers started making cars like this: the Renault Zoe E-Sport Concept.
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Testing Carroll Shelby’s $100 Dollar Bill Game With A DB11 16
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alfa Romeo Giulia, alfa-romeo, ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Ford, Ford Fiesta, renault, Renault Zoe, video on 07 16th, 2017


Back in the glory days of the American muscle car, Carroll Shelby said the 427 Cobra was so quick that if he put a $100 note on the dashboard, a passenger wouldn’t be able to reach it under heavy acceleration.
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Punchy Renault Zoe RS May Arrive Before 2020 10
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Hot Hatch, renault, Renault Zoe, RenaultSport, Reports on 07 10th, 2017


We first heard about the possibility of a hot Renault Zoe RS in April and now, the French company has provided additional information about the potential future of the model.
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Lyft Readying Autonomous Rides For Boston-Based Users 7
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, Lyft, Renault Zoe, Reports, Tech on 06 7th, 2017


Ride-hailing firm Lyft is getting ready to pick up Boston area customers in self-driving cars following an alliance with autonomous tech startup NuTonomy.
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Lyft Readying Autonomous Rides For Boston-Based Users 7
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, Lyft, Renault Zoe, Reports, Tech on 06 7th, 2017


Ride-hailing firm Lyft is getting ready to pick up Boston area customers in self-driving cars following an alliance with autonomous tech startup NuTonomy.
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Electric Car Sales Are Suddenly Taking Off in Europe, Thanks To Renault 7
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW i3, Electric Vehicles, renault, Renault Zoe on 05 7th, 2017


Europe has been somewhat slow to jump on the EV bandwagon, but that appears to be somewhat changing as Bloomberg reports sales of electric vehicles rose nearly 38 percent in the first quarter of the year. That's versus 2.9 percent for all last year.

We need to note though that, in total numbers, sales of battery-powered cars at 32,627 units in the first quarter of the year (2016 Q1 23,703 units) represent only a tiny fraction of total deliveries in the EU that reached 1.89 million vehicles in the same time.
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Renault Unveils Ultra-Fast ZOE e-sport Concept [w/Video] 7
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, new cars, renault, Renault Concepts, Renault Videos, Renault Zoe, video on 03 7th, 2017


Renault's new ZOE e-sport concept was just unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, boasting no fewer than 460 PS (455 HP) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque coming from its twin electric motors.
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Renault-Nissan To Test Fleet Of Autonomous Zoes In Paris 4
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, nissan, renault, Renault Zoe, Reports, Tech on 03 4th, 2017


The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced a partnership with autonomous vehicle services company Transdev which will see a fleet of self-driving Renault Zoe models hit the streets.
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Renault Expands Commercial EV Lineup Like Russian Stacking Dolls 19
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Electric Vehicles, renault, Renault Kangoo, Renault Master, Renault Twizy, Renault Zoe on 01 19th, 2017


Renault already offers one of the largest (and most compelling) array of electric passenger vehicles in Europe. But it's also moving to corner the market on electric commercial vehicles as well, of which it now offers no fewer than four distinct models of varying sizes – all with zero emissions.
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Renault And Nissan To Build Next Generation Of EVs On Common Platform 14
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, nissan, Nissan Leaf, renault, Renault Zoe, Reports on 12 14th, 2016


Renault and Nissan are going to build the next Zoe and Leaf electric models on a new shared platform, according to the latest reports.
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Renault’s Updated Zoe EV Poses In 154 New Images 30
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Galleries, new cars, renault, Renault Zoe on 11 30th, 2016


After the conclusion of the test drives in Portugal, Renault published an extensive photo gallery of its updated Zoe electric hatch, which may not be offered in the USA, but we'll see it in Boston as an autonomous taxi.
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nuTonomy To Start Autonomous Taxi Testing In Boston With Renault Zoes 23
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, renault, Renault Zoe, Reports, taxi, Tech on 11 23rd, 2016


Self-driving taxi startup nuTonomy has announced that it will soon expand its autonomous vehicle trials to Boston, after having first rolled out the technology in Singapore.
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2017 Renault Zoe Goes On Sale In UK, Starts From £13,995 1
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, new cars, prices, renault, Renault Zoe, UK on 11 1st, 2016


After being introduced at the Paris Auto Show last month, the updated Renault Zoe is now available for order in the United Kingdom, with deliveries set to commence in January.
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