Renault SA says it has a robot shuttle designed to get you in the mood for romance.
The French mass-market automaker unveiled a concept Tuesday at the Paris Motor Show for a premium robotaxi designed to be sent by hotels or airlines to pick up clients. Renault, which is exploring new mobility usages with its concept vehicles, had already imagined a living room on wheels with the massive-looking Symbioz autonomous vehicle last year.
The EZ-Ultimo is all electric and autonomous. It's meant to be offered as an on-demand service for private trips and premium ride-hailing offerings by travel companies and resorts, or for special occasions -- Renault suggests a marriage proposal or a reservation at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
The 19.7-foot vehicle is able to change lanes, keeps a distance from other vehicles and turn at a junction in a mapped traffic zone that's connected to infrastructure, including traffic lights and junctions, to anticipate obstacles, in addition to its built-in radar, lidar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors.