New Car Launches
Renault reveals concept car which comes with a Drone that watches out for gridlock
posted on Feb 14 2014 by Jade Hensby
Renault has revealed a car with its own traffic spotting drone. The Kwid concept has a small quadcopter that can be released from its roof. Renault hope the craft will be able to go ahead to spot what is causing jams, or look for potential problems.
The drone could relay live video to the driver or passenger, allowing them to see exactly what is happening. It is controlled from a tablet computer that is mounted on the dashboard. The firm said Kwid could be on sale in two years. At just 3.6m long, the Kwid looks similar to a tonka-toy, and boasts two wheel drive with room for two in the cockpit.
The concept is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to a dual-clutch transmission, and according to the company it’s been designed to take an electric engine as well. The Kwid was revealed at the Delhi motor show in India, the first time Renault has unveiled a concept car outside of Europe.
The vehicle has been described as “robust, yet fun design, along with its technology driven features, is targeted at meeting the needs of young customers in these markets” according to a spokesperson from Renault.