Autonomous car matches test drivers in obstacle avoidance

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The autonomous Renault Callie

An autonomous Renault Carrie has been matched against professional test drivers on the track in its obstacle avoidance capability.

Renault has developed an autonomous control system that handles challenging driving scenarios and, as an industry first, has obstacle avoidance capability as good as professional test drivers. These drivers, the best of the best, served as the inspiration and benchmark for this achievement at the Renault Open Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley.

“At Groupe Renault, we are focused on being an innovation leader in products, technology and design,” said Simon Hougard, Director of Renault Open Innovation Lab – Silicon Valley. “Our innovation efforts aim at developing advanced autonomous driving technologies that consumers can trust will create a safer, more comfortable journey.”

The Renault Open Innovation Lab is part of the Labs network within the Alliance and is focused on improving safety and advancing autonomous driving technology.

This technological advancement has been inspired by and tested against professional test drivers and complements Renault’s existing achievements in driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and vehicle safety. It is an important next step to use autonomous driving to improve vehicle safety

The technology will support Groupe Renault’s goal of becoming one of the first brands to offer widely available “Mind off” technology on mainstream vehicles and deploy fleets of robo-vehicles

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