Under the 88th Geneva International Motor Show, Renault presented his vision of the future of shared mobility through the EZ-GO, an autonomous vehicle without a driver with electric motorization.
Destined to circulate in the city and in peri-urban areas, the EZ-GO is designed to transport up to six passengers at the same time and associated with a specific station that is incorporated into urban furniture.
The Renault EZ-GO is a vehicle that is both a service and a part of the smart city ecosystem that are being built between public authorities, municipalities and the private sector. In addition, it is the first member of a family of concept cars that will be presented throughout 2018.
In addition to promoting shared mobility, which essentially makes traffic more fluid and limits the number of parking spaces required, this solution embodies respectful, silent and non-polluting mobility thanks to its electric motorization and smart grid systems (smart grid) and second life of the batteries that can accompany it.
The trapezoidal silhouette of the Renault EZ-GO, its moderate height and its wide glass surfaces make it an open window on the city, more discreet than a bus or a classic shuttle van.
The experience on board this vehicle begins when you get on board. No need to contort as the innovative front door allows you to enter the vehicle while standing upright. The small platform adjusts to the environment and goes down to the road or is located at the height of the access ramp of the station.
Once inside passengers enjoy an open space that encourages coexistence thanks to sofa-type seats that form a semicircle. You can choose where to sit when booking. Once all are installed and with the luggage placed and secured in the place provided for it, just press a button to tell the vehicle that it can start again.
Users have on-board connectivity (Wi-Fi), thus maintaining direct and permanent access to their digital life. They can also recharge their smartphone by induction. In front of the door there is a large screen that serves as an exchange interface and provides passengers with information about the route (time until arrival, planned points where to get off or on, etc.) or other city services.
On the other hand, the screens that are in the stations provide cultural and tourist information about the city. They also allow you to book routes that combine several modes of transport as well as tickets for museums that are in the destination. Operators and municipalities can propose multiple content.
The Renault EZ-GO represents a forward-looking vision, but the Renault Group is already working on business-oriented (B2B) and end-consumer (B2C) scenarios for new mobility services.