자율주행이 대세가 되면 차는 이제 운전의 즐거움이 아니라 이동의 즐거움으로 그 가치가 이동할 겁니다.
2018 파리 모터쇼에서도 이런 분위기를 엿볼 수 있죠. 르노의 대표작인 2018 르노 EZ-울티모(EZ-ULTIMO)도 비슷한 컨셉입니다.
이동하는 데 스트레스 받지 말고 우아하게 이동을 즐기자는 게 핵심이죠.
완전 전기구동계로 움직이며 레벨 4 수준의 자율주행이 가능합니다. 거의 운전자 없이 이동할 수 있다는 뜻이죠.
르노는 이 분야에서 가장 적극적인 브랜드 중 하나로 꼽히는데 이번에 공개한 EZ-울티모는 자율주행+전동화+커넥티드+쉐어링으로 요약할 수 있는 사진들의 EZ 프로젝트 중 3번째 결과물입니다. 이름처럼 궁극의 이동수단을 꿈꾸는 듯 하네요.
At the Paris Motor Show, Groupe Renault unveiled EZ-ULTIMO, its robo-vehicle concept, an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared mobility service solution offering a premium travel experience. Available on-demand, for a single trip, for an hour or for a day, EZ-ULTIMO caters to people looking to enhance a special moment through a private trip in a city, a premium tourist experience or businesses looking to offer premium journey services to its clients.
“As consumer trends change and people are enjoying ride-hailing services more and more, a new paradigm for mobility will emerge. Embodying this revolution, 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 completely 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.
Attractive and refined design, inspired by French style
EZ-ULTIMO opens-up new arenas for Renault design. Because it’s a robo-vehicle, the traveller can truly enjoy the journey in a space designed like a personal lounge, equipped with all the comfort and services needed to either relax or concentrate.
Welcoming and comfortable, EZ-ULTIMO embodies the Renault brand's EASY LIFE promise with easy access through a wide automatic opening and a rotating seat on a slide that welcomes the passenger. For more privacy, passengers are hidden by glass facets on the upper part of the car. EZ-ULTIMO’s refined interior, directly inspired by interior architecture, is tailor-made from upscale materials such as wood, marble and leather for a relaxing and enjoyable drive.
Equipped with level 4 autonomous driving technology, EZ-ULTIMO covers a wide range of use cases. This robo-vehicle is connected to infrastructures, can adapt to an urban environment, to the motorway or to a shuttle service on dedicated roads.
Re-inventing Life on Board
As mobility continues to evolve with connected and autonomous cars, Renault believes customers will seek more enriched on-board experiences, reinventing travel time, personally and professionally. To embrace this revolution, the Group has invested in Groupe Challenges and collaborated on a first concept: the Augmented Editorial Experience. AEX is a realist immersive experience which combines personalized premium content, multi-media experiences and mobility - so as to turn travel time into a learning experience for future EZ-ULTIMO passengers for instance.
The EZ concepts trilogy
EZ-ULTIMO is the third in Renault’s family of concepts focusing on autonomous, electric, connected, and shared urban mobility services. EZ-ULTIMO uses the same flexible platform of Renault’s on-demand shared robo-vehicle for ride-hailing EZ-GO, and the autonomous last-mile urban delivery solution, EZ-PRO. Inspired by the same ambition to bring sustainable mobility to all, this trilogy of 100 % electric, autonomous and connected vehicles present an expanded vision for a future-friendly shared mobility system.