renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter
 
renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter
feb 11, 2014

renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter

renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter
all images courtesy renault

 

 

 

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.

renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter

 

 

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.

renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter

 the KWID concept is the first renault concept car to be unveiled outside europe

renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter

renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter

 the flying companion takes off from the rotating rear portion of the off-road vehicle’s roof

renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter

 the interior of the KWID concept is designed to serve as a snug cocoon and is inspired by a bird’s nest

renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter

the vehicle’s seats are suspended over a solid base in white, with a 2-tone elastomer material

renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter

  • In case you were wondering, I was also the official Perpendicular Ejection Nest Inspector & Snogger on the team. I don’t understand the title myself but the job was loads of fun and I got to meet all sorts of cool guys. It’s amazing how many lined up to get inspected each day. Did I mention how much fun it was and like how many new things I inspected?

    Paris
  • No Sinistra, I helped design the car but, like not for me. If it were for me, I’d of chosen a different color. Don’t knock it till you slept with it at least 3 times I always say. Hey John, you can see one in real life if you want. I’ve got our prototype right here. Ventilation to the body? How fat are you exactly?

    Paris
  • Hope to be able to see one of these in real life.
    Renault make great cars and the design of this is exiting.
    If the interior is easy to clean I have no objections against it. Seems ti be able to get ventilation to the body, a rare feature in most cars.

    john
  • Love the concept, and the tough off-road exterior, but can’t stand the bling in the Bird’s Nest interior. I think the gold on the IP is also distracting. Who is the target customer here? -Paris Hilton? Please re-work the interior so us butch-drone-loving-geeks can test drive this too.

    sinistra

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