Renault

  • Devialet built a car audio system for Renault’s Symbioz concept car

    Devialet built a car audio system for Renault’s Symbioz concept car

    High-end speaker maker Devialet is branching out of home speakers. The company announced a partnership with Renault for its first ever car audio system. You can’t buy a Renault car with Devialet speakers just yet, but there’s a Renault concept car with those speakers. Devialet has always said that it wasn’t just a speaker manufacturer. The French startup has worked on its… Read More

  • Renault shows off self-driving car that can avoid obstacles as well as pro test drivers

    French carmaker Renault has developed technology that enables self-driving cars to avoid obstacles in emergency situations at up to the same speeds as professional test drivers. TechCrunch had the chance to see it in action a couple of weeks ago and it was pretty impressive. During the demo, I tried to avoid the obstacles at just 23 mph and ended up driving over a cone. Meanwhile, the car… Read More

  • StreetDrone’s new autonomous electric car is made for the education market

    StreetDrone’s new autonomous electric car is made for the education market

    Self-driving cars are popping up all over, but UK-based StreetDrone thinks it should be easier for the education market to pick one up, ready with all the sensors and tech on board they need to provide the basis for research and study. That’s why they created the StreetDrone ONE, an electric vehicle built using the Renault Twizy with a suite of autonomous driving sensors, ready for… Read More

  • Renault ZOE writes On the Road fanfic, becomes first AI hipster

    Renault ZOE writes On the Road fanfic, becomes first AI hipster

    An all-electric Renault ZOE is writing fan fiction based on Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road” to demonstrate how far modern EVs can travel on a charge. It’s also a celebration of the novel’s sixtieth anniversary in 2017. Also, presumably, this will impress ZOE’s latest crush, who loves Beat literature. Read More

  • Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017

    Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017

    At some point, it’ll probably be commonplace, but as of its 2017 model year, Smart will be the only big car brand that can truthfully claim to offer both an electric drive and a gas-powered option across all of its vehicle offerings. The Daimler-owned maker of pint-sized urban cars will offer an EV version of its Fortwo, Fortwo Cabrio and Forfour in 2017, and each one will use a brand… Read More

  • Gestigon and Renault know if you’re ready to take the wheel

    Gestigon and Renault know if you’re ready to take the wheel

    Between the current advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the future, the completely autonomous car rests in some potentially treacherous semi-autonomous territory. Renault has enlisted the help of gesture-control experts at gestigon to help ease the transition from vehicles taking care of driving tasks to humans taking over driving duties. Read More

  • Renault + Nokia = Nokia Car for Brazil

    Renault, a car maker from France that nobody in America cares about, is partnering with Nokia for a special Nokia-branded Renault car for Brazil, where Nokia is quite popular. The car will feature built-in Nokia communication gear as well as GPS and other technology. They’re a special edition, only 1000 will be made, and will retail for about $27,810. Read More

  • Renault Concept Car With Two iPod Docks

    Renault unveiled their new concept car, the Twingo, last week. On the outside, it doesn’t look like anything better than that old Geo my ex-girlfriend used to drive, but the inside packs quite a gadget-y punch. There’s a chiller in the back for 8 drinks (8, Renault? Have you ever bought an 8-pack?), a 15-inch LCD screen in the dash which is connected to the internet-connected PC… Read More