French car manufacturer Renault has advanced its technical systems with its all new Self Driving Car, that can avert any sort of obstacles during the case of an emergency. The car can shift at the same speed as that of a professional driver. In a test drive that can conducted, the car in its autonomous mode was able to avert obstructions and a specific cone at a speed of 27 mph; whereas in its manual mode with a driver- the car struck the cone at 23 mph.
The technology really is inspired by professional test drivers. Despite popular belief, our feeling is that humans are actually pretty amazing drivers. In most developed countries, they can do less than one fatality per 100 million miles. That’s really hard to beat. However, meeting and beating that benchmark is essential to ensure safety and realize the dreams of our autonomous cars.
– Shad Laws, Autonomous Driving Lead at Renault Open Innovation Lab
Just a few months back, Renault announced its association with Nissan and Mitsubishi to become one of the primes in electric and autonomous division. Its vision dubbed as “Alliance 2022” is a detailed blueprint about the trio’s plan to launch 12 electric cars and 40 vehicles with autonomous driving technology by 2022. Renault will specifically launch more than 15 models of cars with different levels of autonomous driving capabilities by 2022.