Data sharing, crash tests, full-scale drills... Renault is committed to reducing the number and severity of accidents.
Its “Human first program”, developed in conjunction with researchers, experts and firefighters, has only one objective: to improve the safety of all road users every day.
advanced driver-assistance systems
safety patents filed(1)
safety patents filed(2)
(1) since 1969 (2) in 17 countries
Renault and firefighters, a unique partnership
Renault has trained 5,000 firefighters in 17 European, Asian, African and Latin American countries. As a result, they have better knowledge of new generation vehicles. It is the only manufacturer to include road rescue teams in its innovation process, and the only one to have appointed a full-time Lieutenant-Colonel firefighter in engineering teams. The roll-out of Renault QRescue on all models (3) , the SD Switch (4) and Fireman Access (5) is the result of this collaboration.
(3)as standard from 2022 for new Renault models
(4)on all electric vehicles
(5)on E-Tech 100% electric and E-Tech plug-in hybrid vehicles
The only manufacturer in the world to have appointed a full-time Lieutenant-Colonel firefighter in engineering and the only one to collaborate regularly with road rescue teams, Renault has trained 5,000 firefighters from 17 countries worldwide in just a few years! From 2023, new courses are already planned in Europe and Latin America.
Renault QRescue: saving time for the emergency services
With a QR code on the windscreen and rear window, Renault QRescue gives firefighters immediate access to the vehicle’s ‘rescue sheet’.
It provides firefighters with all the information they need to allow them to work efficiently and safely. This can save almost 15 precious minutes when it comes to taking care of victims within the golden hour(6).
(6) urgent time window when patients must receive definitive trauma care
Even though our high voltage batteries are designed to ensure that they are not deteriorated by any intrinsic cause, a fire caused by external reasons is always possible. If a fire spreads to the battery, Fireman Access - a Renault innovation - points to the heart of the battery where firemen can direct the firehoses. Response times therefore are reduced from several hours to ten minutes!
To prevent the risk of firefighters being electrocuted, the “sd switch” - a Renault innovation - instantly disconnects the battery from the high voltage network.
in safety, cutting-edge vehicles
In 50 years, Renault has helped divide by 5 the number of victims on the roads. To continuously improve everybody’s safety, the experts from the LAB (Accidents and Biomechanics Laboratory) and the 600 engineers and technicians innovate relentlessly. In total, over 2,000 patents have been filed and a range of cutting-edge technological solutions like Fireman Access and the SD Switch have been developed.
adas (systèmes avancés d’aide à la conduite)
adas (advanced driver-assistance systems)
Advanced driver-assistance systems (adas) are intelligent systems that rely on advanced technologies (radars, cameras, artificial intelligence, etc.) to help drivers on their journeys. And yet 67% of drivers do not use driver-assistance systems unless they are activated automatically (2019 SSHRC study)(7). Renault is working to reverse this trend.
(7) lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, intelligent adaptive cruise control, cruise control/speed limiter
Only 25% of children are transported securely in the car (10% are not secured at all)(8): Renault can offer up to 3 different Isofix or I-Size attachments, depending on the model. As a result, the risk of the seat being fitted incorrectly is reduced by 4.
naturalistic studies/European projects/IBSR Belgian study(8)
future mobility and safety
safety by Renault
the future of safety at Renault
Renault’s road safety policy is broken down into 5 areas: raise awareness, prevent, correct, protect and rescue. Innovations are constantly emerging, for instance the Safety score, the Safety coach and the Safety guardian, which are set to revolutionise safety at the wheel.