The technological advance and urban mobility has made more and more brands and firms that have come together to enhance sustainability and the security of movement and displacement. Technology and the advancement of social and market research, has made groups from different areas have joined forces to achieve a unique milestone in the European market. This is the case of Renault Group, which has joined forces with Alsa, GMV, INDRA, MASERMIC, Mas Móvil and Sigma, to launch a project at the forefront to reach future autonomous and connected vehicles.
At a time when the evolution of the sector has not stopped, and with a start that has been marked by a pandemic context, all the aforementioned groups aree have met at the Renault R&D&I centre in Valladolid, where they work around the National Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. This is financed with the “Next Generation EU” funds, which aims to contribute to the development of relevant technologies for application in the automotive field. This will help foster a rapid recovery thanks to sustainable mobility.
Under this premise is born the R3CAV project (Robust, Reliable and Resilient Connected and Automated Vehicle for people transport). This is characterized by a new architecture that is adaptable in hardware and software, where they enhance the creation of autonomous and connected vehicles. Under this premise, there are two objectives: a unique autonomous model will be developed that will be in an industrial environment and that will be carried out at Renault’s headquarters in Palencia. For its part, in Alcobendas, work will be done on a model that will allow people to be transported in the town of Madrid.
The keys to the challenge
The R3CAV project has three pillars. On the one hand develop a 5G technology that will allow vehicles to be connected along with an advanced driver assistance system. It will also work on an autonomous and connected electric vehicle platform and focus on a new generation of autonomous vehicles that will allow working in controlled environments. In addition, the project has the collaboration of 7 first-class research centers: 4 Universities (UPM, UC3M, UMU and UMH) and 3 Technology Centers (TECNALIA, CTAG and TEKNIKER).