Renault представил новый концепт-кар EZ-Pro. Прототип оказался беспилотным транспортным средством, но не для перевозки пассажиров, а для доставки товаров. Но не без помощи человека.
Renault представил своё видение грузоперевозок будущего. По мнению марки, созданный ею концептуальный беспилотный электромобиль EZ-Pro сможет доставлять товары. Правда, не без помощи людей.
Renault EZ-Pro представляет собой два типа платформ — полностью беспилотные ведомые блоки автокаравана и ведущую, в которой предусмотрено место для человека. Он выполняет две функции — либо берёт на себя управление всем автопоездом, либо доставляет клиентам хрупкие или важные посылки. Остальные капсулы могут привозить клиенту заказы или же ожидать, когда к ним придёт заказчик и заберёт товары из камеры, которую сможет открыть со смартфона.
В Renault преимуществом своей новинки называют точность. Клиент сможет точно решать, когда и где ему получить свой заказ — точно вовремя в назначенное время прибудет беспилотник. Ну и Renault EZ-Pro позволит контролировать местонахождение грузов в реальном времени.
По мнению французского автопроизводителя, парк из EZ-Pro позволит сократить пробки на дорогах, потому что для доставки грузов потребуется меньше машин. Кроме того взаимодействие беспилотников с дорожной инфраструктурой даст возможность перераспределить транспортные потоки по дорогам ради равномерного трафика.
Пока EZ-Pro не более, чем прототип. О намерениях сделать серийную версию электробеспилотника в Renault пока не заявляют.
Галерея: Renault EZ-PRO Concept (2018)
Meet Renault EZPRO: a robovehicle AND a concierge for last mile delivery
Groupe Renault brings its lastmile delivery vision to life with Renault EZPRO, an autonomous delivery concept featuring shared customizable robopods.
EZPRO keeps a fieldbased human concierge for special deliveries and driverless robopod fleet management.
Highly modular robopods for flexible shipping, EZPRO is a platform designed for delivery companies, logistic operators, retailers and consumers.
Thanks to EZPRO, consumers can choose precisely where, when and how to receive deliveries.
EZPRO contributes to the smart cities of tomorrow by reducing congestion and pollution.
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Hannover, Germany September 19th, 2018 – Today at the Hannover Motor Show, Groupe Renault introduced the world premiere of Renault EZPRO, an autonomous, electric, connected and shared robopod concept, for the future
of agile, lastmile delivery solutions for every type of professional. Lastmile delivery services are one of the biggest
Hannover, Germany September 19th, 2018 – Today at the Hannover Motor Show, Groupe Renault introduced the world premiere of Renault EZPRO, an autonomous, electric, connected and shared robopod concept, for the future of agile, lastmile delivery solutions for every type of professional. Lastmile delivery services are one of the biggest opportunities for disruption in professional delivery services as Ecommerce continues to explode, consumers want immediate delivery, retailers need to manage delivery costs, and cities continue to look for new ways of managing intensified traffic and congestion.
Manufacturer of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) for almost 120 years, and the European market leader in electric LCVs, Renault is in a leadership position to accelerate change in delivery services and the way we move goods.
EZPRO is a concept that consists of an autonomous leader pod and driverless robopods. Renault believes that the management of the last mile will not be completely automated as people will remain at the heart of transport activities for the foreseeable future.
In EZPRO, the leader pod hosts a human concierge who supervises the delivery of goods and services and its fleet. Released from today’s constraints of driving, the concierge can focus on valueadded tasks, such as supervising the itinerary planning and driverless robopods, or ensuring efficient and customized service, such as inperson, premium delivery of groceries or fragile objects.
In line with Renault “Easy Life” brand promise, EZPRO offers a safe and ergonomic solution for the concierge as demonstrated, for example, by the front access, the joystick controller and easytomaneuver fourwheel steering feature.
The fleet of driverless robopods either follow each other by platooning or can move independently. Consistent with the Renault Pro+ LCV brand promise, tailormade is also a strength of this concept. EZPRO features customizable modules that meet a wide variety of specific business customer needs: for specialists in delivery and last mile logistics, but also for retailers, craftsmen and entrepreneurs.
“Renault EZPRO shows our vision of lastmile delivery integrated with the ecosystem of
smart cities of tomorrow and the needs of professionals. This concept is a solution that would unlock countless opportunities for our various partners, such as we’re showing today with DPD Group, Lomi Coffee, PiperHeidsieck and Patrick Roger,” said Ashwani Gupta, Alliance Senior Vice President, LCV.
"With EZPRO, we continue our exploratory work around urban shared mobility of the future. Focused on delivery solutions, this autonomous, connected and electric concept represents the ideal tool, being both a creator of opportunity for professionals and a facilitator of services for all its users, direct or indirect. It is based on Renault's expertise in commercial vehicles and on the brand's DNA, which places people at the heart of its solutions." said Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Groupe Renault Corporate Design.
EZPRO is a shared solution. A convoy of pods leaving from the same hub and managed by the same logistics operator can carry different types of goods and merchandise, each pod having its own paymaster, theme, clientele and delivery place. They are however operated by the same electric and autonomous platform. In the same manner, a pod can make a series of deliveries for one online store and another series for a different store. These shared scenarios contribute to maximize productivity and save costs.
EZPRO – a seamless experience for end users (recipients)
EZPRO has been designed to offer an optimal delivery solution for professionals as well as for consumers. Recipients will be able to choose a convenient delivery time and location of their choice. The end user will also be able to choose between receiving his parcel by the concierge or accessing selfservice lockers in the driverless robo pods. These lockers, accessible 24/7, can be opened by the recipient via a mobile phone application.
The shipping solution for consumers will also feature realtime tracking options via mobile with alert services for an even smoother delivery experience.
An overall positive impact for urban life
An overall positive impact for urban life
EZPRO styling has been designed to minimize its visual impact and enhance the pods’ integration into the urban landscape. The satin finish of the bodywork, the wheel fairings, and the glossy appearance of the opening panels and reflective properties help to make the pods unobtrusive in the cityscape.
Last mile delivery makes up 30% of traffic in cities1 a burden which EZPRO can help relieve thanks to its shared shipping delivery solution, flexibility and autonomous driving. These will contribute to fewer vehicles on the road during rush hour, and fewer traffic jams caused by poor driving habits or badly parked delivery vehicles. Smooth traffic flow will be further enhanced by connecting the robovehicle to city infrastructures like traffic lights and traffic control center.
EZPRO is part of a series of Renault concepts that focus on urban mobility services. EZPRO follows the introduction of EZGO an electric, connected, fully autonomous, shared robovehicle for transportation of people. With similar aspiration to bring sustainable mobility for all, EZPRO is 100 % electric contributing to a greener and quieter transport system.