FRANKFURT -- For its Symbioz concept car unveiled at the auto show here on Tuesday, Renault challenged its design team to come up with a vision of the car and its role in society in 2030.
"We asked ourselves, How can we connect all the elements that are in your daily life, and how can we turn them into one connected, fluid ecosystem, where you can move from your house to your car to your work?” Laurens van den Acker, Renault Group’s design chief, said.
The Symbioz showcases connected and autonomous driving features that will be available on future models, Renault said said in a statement.
Rather than simply a design exercise on a show stand, the Symbioz is presented as an ecosystem consisting of a house and an autonomous, electric and connected car that nestles into the home’s interior.
"We are exploring other ways to help people enjoy traveling time," Renault's Chief Competitive Officer Thierry Bollore said as he revealed the concept. "We are showing what the world will be in 2030 for our customer."
The Symbioz is a large monospace car, with a length of 4700mm and a width of almost 2000mm. It draws some of its inspiration from the first-generation Renault Espace minivan.