Renault Reveals Concept For A Connected Home And Electric Car

Renault Reveals Concept For A Connected Home And Electric Car
Automotive

The car's interior would mirror that of a multi-purpose living room and operate as an extension of the house

Lauren Kirkwood
  • 22 september 2017

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault unveiled a vision for a connected house and electric car that would function “in complete symbiosis.” The car would be able to interact wirelessly with the home in a number of respects: For example, when someone rings the house’s doorbell, the car’s dashboard would show that person’s face. A passenger in the car could then give him or her remote access to enter the home.

“No longer can we think of car design in isolation from the ecosystem surrounding us, or from the evolution of major changes like electric energy use, connected and autonomous drive technologies that influence our lives,” Laurens van den Acker, senior vice president of Renault corporate design, told Dezeen.

The vehicle’s interior is designed to mimic that of a family living room, with copper, marble, fabric and porcelain accents. The car’s four seats are capable of rotating so that they are facing each other, making it easier for passengers to make conversation.

Drivers will also be able to use an autonomous driving system in which the steering wheel, column and pedals retract, making the interior feel more like a room and like an extension of the house.

“The car allows passengers to feel at home when traveling, thanks to the interior design,” Stéphane Janin, Renault’s director of design, said. “It is underpinned by the idea of maximizing the available space for the passengers, without taking anything away from comfort and modularity.”

The house complements the vehicle and is complete with a platform that raises the car from the ground floor to the roof, which frees up extra living space and gives residents a way to enjoy the view from the top of the house. Renault hopes its concept will come to fruition by 2023.

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault unveiled a vision for a connected house and electric car that would function “in complete symbiosis.” The car would be able to interact wirelessly with the home in a number of respects: For example, when someone rings the house’s doorbell, the car’s dashboard would show that person’s face. A passenger in the car could then give him or her remote access to enter the home.

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