Real-world insight will shape the autonomous experience, says Renault

From robotaxis to conditional automation, the automaker is investigating what riders may need both inside and outside the vehicle. By Freddie Holmes

Special report: How will the autonomous car change the user experience?

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA, Renault introduced a working autonomous vehicle concept that had been designed for ‘mind off’ driving. In fact, the automaker went as far to label the prototype as ‘the vision of the future of mobility.’ But it was more than just an opportunity for buzzwords; the technology was taken out on French roads and even navigated a complex highway toll without issue.

Bearing the appearance of a squashed Renault Scenic…