The concept model by Renault is currently being regarded as the world’s most advanced self driving car. Symbioz is an embodiment of what cars will look like in a decade from now. The concept car has achieved level 4 autonomy. This means the driver doesn’t need to pay attention to the road or touch the steering wheel. For comparison, Tesla operates at level 2.
The Symbioz boasts of a meaty 680 horse power and 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds. With dual electric motors on the rear wheel and in-car monitors replace traditional mirrors., don’t expect to see this car on the road anytime soon. The biggest hurdle will be regulating level 4 autonomy. Since it’s currently illegal. Renault believes the technology will be affordable by 2023.
The three driving modes and three journey experiences is what summarizes this piece of art;
- The classic mode is the standard mode. Occupants are at one with the car and feel at home. The driving position is conventional and the car’s settings are focused on comfort.
- The dynamic mode boosts driving sensations. Driving is more active and the driver’s seat features additoinal lateral support for a bucket seat feel. The engine response, steering andchassis settings are all gearer towards a dynamic driving style.
- The AD mode optiises the space available in front of the driver to permit a variety of hands-off activites. When the AD mode is switched on, the steering wheel and dashboard – which comes with a unique L-shaped display developed by LG- automatically move back 12 centimetres.
- The driving mode is selected by pushing the Renault logo, which is lit up like a hologram in the middle of the steering wheel.