雷诺概念电动车/Renault electric concept car Symbioz
Renault has revealed an autonomous, electric concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, which it sees as an extension of the connected home.
法国知名汽车制造商雷诺（Renault）在今年9月的法兰克福汽车展（Frankfurt Motor Show）上发布了一款自动驾驶的电动概念车，作为相连的居住空间的一部分。
Described by the car company as "an extra mobile, modular and multi-purpose room", Symbioz is a vision for a car "in complete symbiosis" with the modern home, which connects to it wirelessly like many of today's domestic appliances.
Externally, the car takes its cues from contemporary architecture. It features a steel frame, expansive windows and wooden joinery details.
Inside, the car is designed to echo the details and finishes of a living room, with materials including copper, marble, fabric and porcelain. Its four seats, described by Renault as "armchairs", can rotate to face each other, just like a swivelling armchair.
"The car becomes a new mobile, multi-purpose living space for the whole family and can be used – open or closed – more fully, even when parked," said Stéphane Janin, Renault's director of design. "The car allows passengers to feel at home when travelling, thanks to the interior design. It is underpinned by the idea of maximising the available space for the passengers, without taking anything away from comfort and modularity."
"As designers for Groupe Renault, our job is to imagine what role cars will play in the future and integrate them into its ecosystem," said senior designer Tina Kentner."We therefore set out to build part of this ecosystem – a family home – and let our customers experience this home at an international motor show. That's a first."
The residence has a total area of approximately 120 square metres, and was designed for Renault by French studio Marchi Architectes.
A custom-engineered lifting and rotating platform is incorporated into the house, which raises the car from the ground floor to the rooftop, so that users can enjoy views of the surroundings. When the lift is raised up, it creates an additional living space on the ground floor.
As well as informing one another aesthetically, the car and the home also economically share energy. "Kilowatt-hours are distributed through a smart grid shared by the car and the home in an artificial intelligence environment capable of anticipating occupants' needs," explained Renault.
"If there are no plans for a long trip in the next 48 hours, a minimum charge level will be left in the car battery (i.e. enough energy for a short trip) in order to optimise power distribution at home. However, if a weekend away is planned, the system will fully charge the car battery on a Friday night, gradually turning down the home heating overnight."
The wireless connection between the car and the home is constant, so continues to function when the car is on the move. This allows users to access their music, social media, and personal cloud storage around the clock.
Also, if someone rings the house's doorbell, the dashboard displays their face, and the passenger can give them access remotely.
"No longer can we think of car design in isolation from the ecosystem surrounding us, or from the evolution of major changes like electric energy use, connected and autonomous drive technologies that influence our lives," stated Laurens van den Acker, senior vice president of Renault corporate design.
同样，如果有客人按响住宅的门铃，汽车的仪表盘就会显示他/她的脸部，通过远程控制为到访者开门。雷诺联合高级副主席Laurens van den Acker说道，“我们再也不会认为汽车设计和我们所在的生态环境是隔离的，或者和诸如电力使用这样关键的革命性改变背道而驰。互联的自动驾驶技术正在影响着我们的生活。”
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