Renault Kwid concept car comes with its own traffic scouting quadcopter
Renault has unveiled a concept car that comes with its own traffic scouting drone. The quadcopter can be released from the roof to find the end of a traffic jam.
Nissan showed off a similar idea previously with its Juke Nismo model. The Renault Kwid concept drone is able to fly ahead of a traffic jam to relay live video back to the driver or passenger via a dash mounted tablet.
The Kwid car itself is 3.6 metres long and seats two. The two-wheel-drive car is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine with dual-clutch transmission. Renault said it has also been designed to house an electric engine.
"The vehicle’s robust, yet fun design, along with its technology driven features, is targeted at meeting the needs of young customers in these markets," Renault said. "This concept car offers a fun, yet robust design combined with hyper connectivity."
The Renault Kwid was unveiled at the Delhi Auto Show. Renault also recently unvield its Next Two self-driving car prototype, which it plans to release by 2020.