Renault honors IAV with the “Supplier Award” in the “Innovation” category. In this way, the car maker acknowledges the contribution the company has made to the “TraJam” and Brand Vision Concept (BVC) projects with its demo vehicle “Symbioz”. The focus of the projects is on autonomous driving (Level 4). The plan is for Renault to put the results of the joint development into volume production in 2023.
Renault and IAV have been jointly advancing autonomous driving in the “TraJam” project since 2014. IAV’s input into the project has been its many years of expertise in this area, concentrating on the specifications, sensors, user interface and validation of the system. A tangible result of the collaboration is the “Symbioz” demo car emanating from the sister project and displayed to the public in December 2017. Thanks to numerous sensors and IAV’s intelligent algorithms, the Symbioz demo car can transport its passengers on freeways and roads similar to freeways to their destination without human intervention. This entails the almost exclusive deployment of sensors already being used in volume production.
Renault’s annual “Supplier Award” acknowledges partner companies that made an outstanding contribution in the previous year. IAV is honored in the “Innovation” category. “We are the first automotive development partner to receive this award from Renault”, says Udo Wehner, Executive Vice President for Vehicle Integrated Functions at IAV, during the award ceremony in Paris on June 25. “It’s a great accolade and an incentive for our future long-term cooperation with Renault, which began back in 2011.”
The implementation of the BVC project involved many companies, all able to work with a high degree of autonomy. In the strategically vital field of “autonomous driving”, IAV is Renault’s most important partner – not least because, besides our extensive experience in this field, we as a company have launched numerous drivable prototypes in recent years. “We offer all the expertise on a one-stop shop basis under one roof”, says Olivier Imberdis, Managing Director of IAV France. “Together with Renault, our aim is to begin volume production of the technology presented in the Symbioz demo car by 2023.”