All future Renault and Dacia models will have their maximum speed limited announced Luca de Meo, CEO of Groupe Renault, during the general meeting of shareholders of the Renault group on Friday 23 April, at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.
“The speed will be capped at 180 km / h,” said the Italian businessman, detailing a series of actions in favor of road safety. The Renault Mégane-e, scheduled for 2022, will be the first model du Losange equipped with a new device limiting its speed to 160 km / h.
The next Renault Mégane (2022) will be equipped with a cruise control “by default”, adjusting to the authorized speed, and restricted to 160 km / h, said the boss of the group Luca de Meo before the AG of shareholders. All future Renault and Dacia will be restricted to 180 km / h.
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“Our vehicles will be equipped with a automatic regulator which will adjust according to the conditions ”also indicates the boss of Renault. In the event of conduct deemed unsuitable for the conditions, a ” taking over from the vehicle in case of risk ».
The Alpine brand will not be affected by the measurement.
A safety score
“Renault vehicles will propose a safety score Luca de Meo also said. Like the eco-score encouraging the driver to eco-driving, the system will allow a “detailed analysis of driving habits”, assessing risk-taking. This will be done in partnership “with the insurers”.
The strong man of Boulogne-Billancourt also announced environmental measures such as internal carbon pricing or reductions in factory emissions (with the objective of achieving neutrality for all sites by 2030).
The previous Volvo
In May 2020, the Swedish brand Volvo announced a voluntary top speed limit models marketed at 180 km / h, as part of its “zero fatalities, zero injuries” policy.
According to a statement issued at the time by Gothenburg, it was a “strong signal about the dangers of speed, underlining Volvo Cars’ position as a world leader in safety. These two characteristics illustrate how automakers can take active responsibility when it comes to achieving the goal of zero fatalities on the road, by encouraging better driver behavior ».
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