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Developing technologies to help keep you safe on the road.

PREVENTION

Dedicated cornering lights

On winding roads, an obstacle on the inside of a bend will be difficult to see with conventional headlamps.

Additional cornering lights light up the inside of the bend. They are automatically switched off at high speed or when reverse gear is engaged.

Automatic headlights and wiper activation

Renault provides systems that automatically manage certain tasks, thus enabling the driver to pay full attention to the road.

The headlamps light up and the wipers start automatically as required by light and weather conditions. The wiper speed adjusts automatically to rainfall intensity.

Xenon/Bi-Xenon headlights

When driving at night, the driver‘s capacity for anticipation is directly determined by the range of the headlamps. Improved visibility increases the driver's ability to respond effectively to an incident.

Xenon/bi-xenon lamps are highly efficient, delivering twice the light and more than twice the range of halogen lamps using the same power consumption. Their flux density is higher, but they do not dazzle drivers in oncoming vehicles. They have a colour close to natural daylight and last five times longer than halogen lamps.

PROTECTION

Safety is built into the DNA of every Renault. The entire Renault range is designed to provide protection to those travelling in the vehicle.

The vehicle’s structure protects occupants by absorbing much of the impact energy, while cabin-based retention systems soak up the rest of the energy.

Renault’s third-generation System for Restraint and Protection (SRP) is a safety innovation which is still unique on the market, and our range of passenger protection systems includes active anti-submarining airbags, high-performance rear impact absorbing seats and headrests, dual side impact sensors and advanced child safety systems.

System for Restraint and Protection
A complete protection system for each seat and each occupant.

Active anti-submarining airbag
Collision protection which is equally effective for both 3 and 5 door cars.

Rear impact absorbing seats and headrests
Maximum protection against whiplash.

Side impact protection
A world first in side-impact protection.

CORRECTION

Renault's technologically advanced driver assistance systems are designed to compensate for driver errors and to provide critical, potentially life-saving intervention in extreme driving situations.

Available on many models, this equipment includes optimized braking with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC); and the Four Control chassis with four-wheel steering which provides unparalleled steering precision.

EMERGENCY BRAKE ASSIST (EBA)
Emergency brake assist compensates for deficiencies in the driver’s action on the brake pedal. Drivers in emergency situations tend to apply insufficient pressure, or release braking pressure too soon. Emergency brake assist remedies both of these deficiencies. Other experimental studies show that emergency brake assist can reduce stopping distances by between 5 and 9 metres on dry roads (source: LAB).

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), also known as Electronic Stability Program (ESP), a registered trademark, helps the driver control the vehicle if it starts to stray from the chosen cornering line, but without taking control out of the driver’s hands. On Renault models, ESC is enhanced by an additional understeer control function which corrects understeer in emergency situations.

CHILD SAFETY

As far as child safety is concerned, nothing is too much for Renault. Children are more fragile and vulnerable than adults, so to better understand how to protect them in serious collisions, Renault participated in the European research programmes CHILD and CREST, based chiefly on the observations made from 669 real-life car accidents with children on-board.

Thanks to this work, Renault has been able to develop its own testing method to endow child seats with the same level of safety as adult seating systems.

For each new car, Renault ensures that seats can be correctly fitted and that they meet particularly rigorous protection requirements.

What is ISOFIX?

International Standards Organisation FIX

A recognized standard for installing child seats into cars and is intended to make fitting child seats quick and simple.

All new Renault cars are fitted with ISOFIX points. Child seats carrying ISOFIX fittings can then be simply plugged and locked into the ISOFIX points in the car. Fitting a child seat using ISOFIX provides a rigid link between the child seat and the car to provide extra solidity. Rigid attachment of the child seat to the car helps to reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident.

As a guide all new Renault cars are fitted with ISOFIX points on the two external rear seats, with the exception of the Scénic and Grand Scénic which have three ISOFIX points in the rear seats. Full details about the location, and the details of which age range child seats can be fitted, can be found on the individual car's handbook.