The Chief Designer Of Renault Has Told About The Ambitious Plans
Renault chief designer Laurence van den Acker told the Autocar about the plans of the French automaker for the future. He believes the company should diversify its activities and “have its fingers in all areas” to succeed.
Renault, like others, is trying to find its place in a rapidly changing automotive world and will develop simultaneously two directions – the production of cars for private use and unmanned robotaxi.
The Symbioz autonomous concept demonstrated how a driverless vehicle could exist in the future model lineup of the brand. At the same time Renault is not going to give up making driven cars.
To develop new technologies, the company intends to cooperate with a larger number of external businesses. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance plans to launch 15 models with autonomous driving capability by 2022.
To succeed in the race against rivals, partners are needed, and van den Acker promises to name them in the near future. The current business model of Renault already covers a wide market area.
If the recently re-launched Alpine brand is driver-oriented, the new EZ-GO concept demonstrates a futuristic mobility solution.
Photo: the 2018 Renault-EZ-GO Concept