Renault successfully trials autonomous vehicle in Queensland

Renault has successfully trialled their autonomous vehicle, Zoe2, on the streets of Brisbane.

After spending $1.5million on development, Renault announced that the Zoe2 navigated through a 6km trial road course which came complete with roundabouts, intersections and driveways, without any issues.

The vehicle comes equipped with an 80kW electric motor and a range of 300km thanks to its 41kWh battery. It also comes with Lidars, a stereo camera, radar, GPS and inertial measurement unit.

As Queensland moves towards autonomous vehicle, the Zoe2 will be used as a measuring stick for further improved technology to help the Queensland government prepare for driverless vehicles.

The autonomous vehicle is the result of a collaboration between Renault, the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, iMOVE, and Queensland University of Technology’s CARRS-Q division.

Director at CARRS-Q, Professor Andry Rakotonirainy, says the Zoe2 technology will bring about great advancement on an international scale, and not just to the automotive industry.

“This vehicle will facilitate multidisciplinary investigations into how road users accept, adopt and cooperate with new automated systems,” said Rakotonirainy.

“This highly automated vehicle will assist in identifying and addressing policy, institutional, societal and regulatory challenges to ensure their safe integration into our transport system.”

Original source: autotalk.com.au | Queensland trials autonomous Renault

15 Aug 2019