An Off-road Car with Built-in drone Quadcopter

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Renault KWID concept: an off-road car with built-in drone quadcopter

The KWID concept is the first Renault concept car to be unveiled outside Europe, but is not coming to USA yet.

renault-kwid-drone-designboom03Renault has unveiled the ‘KWID concept’, a concept car featuring a built-in drone quadcopter, taking off from the rotating rear portion of the off-road vehicle’s roof, the ‘flying companion’ can be operated in one of two modes – the automatic mode using a pre-programmed flying sequence and GPS coordinates, which enables the copter to be controlled using a tablet inside the vehicle.

renault-kwid-drone-designboom06The flying companion can be used for a variety of purposes, including scouting traffic, taking landscape pictures and detecting obstacles on the road ahead.

renault-kwid-drone-designboom08The ‘KWID concept’ is also Z.E ready – providing a platform to receive batteries for electric use – and comes with a charging plug behind the main Renault logo in the front grille. Powered by a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine, the compact off-road concept is paired to dual-clutch transmission for low fuel-consumption. Other tech features include electric operated front bench seat on a center rail, electric opening doors and LED lighting. The vertically-mounted TFT touchscreen display acts as the dashboard and also provides access to connected services.