It’s an electric “robo-vehicle” that moves around the center of a smart connected city. It makes urban trips and the everyday life of this city’s users simpler. It’s a shared, multifunction mobility service. It’s EZ-GO, Renault’s new concept-car, introduced at the Geneva Motor Show.
A small group of friends, just five people. As their evening out draws to a close, they decide to go home. Couldn’t be simpler: they use their smartphone to order a “robo-vehicle”, a driverless car specifically designed for shared urban travel. After a short wait, the vehicle arrives, lets them get on board and takes each of them to their destination: right to their door for some, or at a dedicated station in a district where they can find somewhere to go on partying. Just as it should be, in the heart of a city that’s become smart and ultra-connected.
This vision of city-center travel in the future can be applied to other people and situations: a business person going to a meeting, a group of tourists strolling from monument to monument, a mom and her baby going to the pediatrician, a couple travelling back from the airport, an elderly person going to see her daughter, etc. They all have one thing in common: they use EZ-GO, the urban shared robo-vehicle and mobility service designed for all and introduced by Renault at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
“Thinking about the future of in-town travel is not just an experiment for Groupe Renault. We plan to launch our ride-hailing robo-taxi commercial services by the end our Drive The Future 2017-2022 strategic plan, in cooperation with the Alliance. We will develop robo-vehicles which we will operate, enabling us to sell on-demand mobility services.”