Driverless cars head for streets of Rouen

Renault ZOEs are covered in sensors for important test

Driverless cars will be picking up and dropping off passengers on public roads in Normandy this spring as Renault prepares Europe’s first large-scale test of robot self-driving technology.

The test will initially see four electric ZOEs running on 10km of public roads on three routes in Rouen’s Mad­rillet Technopôle business zone with a shuttle bus added later.

Passengers will be able to ‘hail’ a car using a smartphone app with no set pick-up or drop-off points.

Driverless cars could cut road deaths in France by nearly a third as drink-drivers are to blame for 29% of fatal accidents and, in all, 90% of road accidents are due ...

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