automotive safety by Renault
human first program
At Renault, we strive to make safety accessible and humane for drivers, passengers & pedestrians alike. Following this approach, the Human First Program was born.
The initiative aims at offering you a secure driving experience, through the power of cutting-edge design & technology. Being at the frontline, we have upgraded the safety quotient and made our whole range BS6 step 2 compliant*.
advanced driver-assistance systems
safety patents filedsince 1969
firefighters trainedin 17 countries
Renault has trained 5,000 firefighters in 17 European, Asian, African and Latin American countries*. As a result, they have better knowledge of new generation vehicles. It is the only manufacturer to include road rescue teams in its innovation process, and the only one to have appointed a full time Lieutenant-Colonel firefighter in engineering teams. The roll-out of Renault QRescue on all models(1), the SD Switch(2) and Fireman Access(3) is the result of this collaboration.
(1) as standard from 2022 for new Renault models
(2) on all electric vehicles
(3) on E-Tech 100% electric and E-Tech plug-in hybrid vehicles
Renault QRescue: saving time for the emergency services
With a QR code on the windscreen and rear window, Renault QRescue gives firefighters immediate access to the vehicle’s ‘rescue sheet’.
It provides firefighters with all the information they need to allow them to work efficiently and safely. This can save almost 15 precious minutes when it comes to taking care of victims within the golden hour*.
*urgent time window when patients must receive definitive trauma care
Even though our high voltage batteries are designed to ensure that they are not deteriorated by any intrinsic cause, a fire caused by external reasons is always possible. If a fire spreads to the battery, Fireman Access - a Renault innovation - points to the heart of the battery where firefighters can direct the fire hoses. Response times are therefore reduced from several hours to five minutes!
The “SD Switch” immediately disconnects the battery from the high voltage network.
The only manufacturer in the world to have appointed a full-time Lieutenant-Colonel firefighter in engineering and the only one to collaborate regularly with road rescue teams, Renault has trained 5,000 firefighters from 17 countries worldwide in just a few years! From 2023, new courses are already planned in Europe and Latin America.
In 50 years, Renault has helped divide by 5 the number of victims on the roads. To continuously improve everybody’s safety, the experts from the LAB (Accidents and Biomechanics Laboratory) and the 600 engineers and technicians innovate relentlessly. In total, over 2,000 patents have been filed and a range of cutting-edge technological solutions like the Fireman Access and SD Switch have been developed.
advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)
Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are intelligent systems that rely on advanced technologies (radars, cameras, artificial intelligence, etc.) to help drivers during their journeys.
And yet 67% of drivers do not use driver-assistance systems unless they are activated automatically (2019 SSHRC study)*. Renault is working to reverse this trend.
*lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, intelligent adaptive cruise control, cruise control/speed limiter
Only 25% of children are fastened in correctly (10% not fastened in at all)*: this is why Renault equips its vehicles with innovative restraint systems to improve passenger safety.
*naturalistic studies/European projects/IBSR Belgian study
making progress in road safety every day
Created in 1969 by the Renault and PSA Groups, the LAB is an accident research and biomechanics laboratory that also studies human behaviour. Its mission is to reduce the number of victims on the road; in 50 years, it has helped to reduce the number of people killed to a fifth of previous levels.
Renault’s road safety policy is broken down into 5 areas: raise awareness, prevent, correct, protect and rescue. Innovations are constantly emerging, for instance the Safety Score, the Safety Coach and the Safety Guardian, which are set to revolutionise safety behind the wheel.
H1st vision embodies our vision for a safer future for mobility and the Research and Development of Renault’s Human First Program.
A collaborative concept-car created by the 12 companies in the Software République ecosystem. It embodies the vision of the future of mobility with technology contributing to the safety of all road users.
safety, ongoing innovation
To help reduce the number of accidents on the road, Renault
is constantly innovating, with two very real strategies: preventing
accidents and facilitating the work of first responders. New advances
will revolutionise safe driving: Safety Score, Safety Coach,
ROADS driving simulator
A revolutionary tool to test the dynamic behaviour of a
vehicle, driver-assistance systems and all the
driver information systems, the ROADS immersive simulator represents a
great leap in safety research.
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* Currently, the program is not available in India.