May 26, 2017 | By Sarah Housley
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Feb 14, 2014
Stylesight has earmarked drones as the most important disruptive technology of the near future. Now, Renault has released a new concept car with an accompanying drone to assess traffic situations.
A drone is defined by its potential for autonomous flight and this nascent technology will soon have a huge impact on daily life. Historically used in military operations and surveillance, drones are finding new ground in delivery services and information exchange.
Unveiled at Delhi Auto Show, the new concept Kwid by Renault houses a drone in a compartment on the roof, from where it can be released to aid the driver. Assessing upcoming traffic situations, detecting obstacles on the road, and taking pictures of the surrounding landscape are just some its uses. It can fly in accordance with programming or can be manually operated from a tablet on the dashboard. The car is aimed a young consumers in new markets who prioritize technology.
Read more about how the automobile industry is harnessing technology in Stylesight’s Innovation & Technology section, and for a full analysis of drones, explore the latest Futurist report: The Drone Age. – Louise Stuart Trainor
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