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Thursday 22 August 2019

Renault claims this car can swerve as well as a professional driver

Renault Zoe
Renault Zoe
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Renault claims it has developed technology that allows a car to swerve and avoid obstacles. They say it performs as well as professional drivers.

The industry-first technology has been demonstrated in a Renault Zoe.

Tested against the reactions of professional drivers, the car avoided unexpected road obstacles and cones every bit as effectively as the humans.

Obviously this is regarded as another significant step towards full autonomy.

The brand aims to have 15 models with a range of autonomy on sale within the next five years (See: 'What makes a driverless car?' P2).


THE challenge was to drive coast to coast on one charge in Renault's Zoe. Read my account of the journey from Dublin to Galway - and back - in Saturday's Irish Independent Review.

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