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A new autonomous, electric mobility service concept has been revealed

Posted: 2 October 2018 | | No comments yet

Renault’s new solution, EZ-ULTIMO, concludes a concept-car trilogy illustrating a vision of the future of urban shared mobility.

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Credit: Bertrand LE PLUARD

Groupe Renault has unveiled a robo-vehicle concept, EZ-ULTIMO, an autonomous, electric, connected and shared mobility service solution at the Paris Motor Show.

Available on-demand for a single trip, an hour or a day, EZ-ULTIMO could cater for private and personal trips, tourist experiences or business journeys.

“As consumer trends change and people are enjoying ride-hailing services more, a new paradigm for mobility will emerge. Embodying this revolution, Renault EZ-ULTIMO offers a unique luxurious experience aboard a robo-vehicle that can be adapted depending on the service provider,” said Laurens van den Acker, SVP Corporate Design. “Inspired by contemporary architecture and integrated in future smart cities, EZ-ULTIMO will provide an exclusive experience for all. With autonomous, electric and connected cars, we are entering a new exciting era in automotive design.”

The EZ-ULTIMO concept offers new design opportunities. Due to autonomy, the traveller can enjoy the journey in a space designed to represent a personal lounge, equipped with all the comfort and services needed to either relax or concentrate.

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The robo-vehicle has been inspired by French style. Credit: Bertrand LE PLUARD

Through its design, EZ-ULTIMO offers a wide automatic opening and a seat on a swivelling slide for easy passenger access. For an element of privacy, there are slightly transparent facets on the upper section of the bodywork. The interior is tailor made, using materials such as wood, marble and leather. 

Equipped with level 4 autonomous driving technology, EZ-ULTIMO covers a wide range of use cases. This robo-vehicle is connected to infrastructures and can adapt to an urban environment, a motorway or a shuttle service on dedicated roads.

Following EZ-GO, with a vision of shared mobility, and EZ-PRO, a vehicle robot dedicated to last mile delivery, EZ-ULTIMO is the third concept from the same modular platform.

The Group has also invested in Groupe Challenges and collaborated on the first concept – the Augmented Editorial Experience (AEX). AEX is a realist immersive experience which combines personalised premium content, multi-media experiences and mobility.

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