renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter
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renault has unveiled the ‘KWID concept’ at the delhi auto show, a concept car featuring a built-in drone quadcopter. taking off from the rotating rear portion of the off-road vehicle’s roof, the ‘flying companion’ can be operated in one of two modes – the automatic mode using a pre-programmed flying sequence and GPS coordinates, which enables the copter to be controlled using a tablet inside the vehicle. the flying companion can be used for a variety of purposes, including scouting traffic, taking landscape pictures and detecting obstacles on the road ahead.
the ‘KWID concept’ is also Z.E ready – providing a platform to receive batteries for electric use – and comes with a charging plug behind the main renault logo in the front grille. powered by a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine, the compact off-road concept is paired to dual-clutch transmission for low fuel-consumption. other tech features include electric operated front bench seat on a center rail, electric opening doors and LED lighting. the vertically-mounted TFT touchscreen display acts as the dashboard and also provides access to connected services.
the KWID concept is the first renault concept car to be unveiled outside europe
the flying companion takes off from the rotating rear portion of the off-road vehicle’s roof
the interior of the KWID concept is designed to serve as a snug cocoon and is inspired by a bird’s nest
the vehicle’s seats are suspended over a solid base in white, with a 2-tone elastomer material