Carlos Ghosn Test Drives Autonomous Renault ZOE (Video)

JAN 29 2014 BY MARK KANE 10

OMG I hit him?

– OMG Did I hit him?

Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn recently had the chance to try out the autonomous Renault ZOE NEXT TWO prototype, which aims to help free up some extra time for the average driver.

“The NEXT TWO prototype represents the first stage in the mobility of tomorrow with an original concept that combines high-speed connectivity with ceded control. In specific situations, where the driver can most benefit from the extra time, the vehicle drives itself. In traffic jams up to 30 km /h on the expressway for example, NEXT TWO frees up time for drivers by ingeniously sensing its environment.”

When asked about what will the car of the future look like, Carlos Ghosn commented:

“Autonomous driving is the next step in advancing vehicle and road safety. Together, Renault and Nissan are working on complementary technologies that can predict, detect and prevent collisions. This more holistic approach promises maximum protection for people in and outside the car.”

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prevention of fatal accidents would be the biggest technological accomplishment in the history of the automobile.I hope I can live long enough to read the newspaper while my car drives itself on the 12 hour trip to Chicago.

As long as you’re not 70+ and in bad shape there shouldn’t be any problem getting to do that.

prevention of fatal accidents would be the biggest technological accomplishment in the history of the automobile.I hope I can live long enough to read the newspaper while my car drives itself on the 12 hour trip to Chicago. The savings in insurance alone would finance a pretty hefty system, doncha think?

I am all for taking over from the human many driving tasks. A good thing to have would be something like the car refusing to move if driving conditions are so hazardous as to be impractical to drive. Like the recent fro-zone in Atlanta. The car could to a precondition check list by checking driving conditions in the area. If the condition was F for instance the car could not be moved unless you overrode it manually. If you did and had an accident then an insurance rider would affect the payout of claims if you were found at fault in the accident.
People are idiots and drive like fools, even in the best conditions, when conditions are abominable they should just be allowed to drive, except in an emergency.

what will you do in this REAL WORLD CASE:
step 1 : STOP
step 2: GO -> 0 to 60 km/h
step 3: BRAKE
step 4: go to step 1
??????/

Read the newspaper… browse the internet… having a nap…

self driving car would seem to be the death of the airbag.

What’s wrong with that color?

It’s “Ghosn Green”. BTW, same guy that approved the Leaf’s exterior design. 😉

The car of the future will be fully electric and autonomous.

The city of the future will have a car-sharing network of electric, autonomous, fully interactive vehicles (personal cars will be parked at the gates of the cities for further intercity travel).

Maximum security on all grounds, including criminality ; maximum fluidity ; maximum comfort ; optimized running costs.