Ξέχασε πλέον τα δελτία τύπου με τα τις teaser φωτογραφίες. Ο νέος τρόπος είναι μέσω των Social Media. Η Renault μέσω της επίσημης fanpage στο Facebook έδωσε μια teaser φωτογραφία ενός νέου πρωτότυπου EV, το Frendzy concept το οποίο θα το παρουσιάσει στη Φρανκφούρτη. Λεπτομέρειες για το αυτοκίνητο δεν έχει δώσει ακόμη η Renault.

Update: Η Renault έδωσε το επίσημο δελτίο τύπου για το Frendzy concept EV. Πρόκειται για ένα μικρό van το οποίο μας δείχνει πως θα μοιάζει η επόμενη γενιά του Kangoo, και είναι το 4ο αυτοκινήτου της νέας σχεδιαστικής φιλοσοφίας των Γάλλων, που πρωτοπαρουσιάστηκε στο DeZir.

Έχει μήκος 4.091 mm , 1.872 mm πλάτος και 1.743 mm ύψος. Εξωτερικά εντύπωση προκαλεί η 37″ οθόνη στη μεριά του συνοδηγού η οποία μπορεί να προβάλει μηνύματα και διαφημίσεις. Ο χώρος αποσκευών του μπορεί να φτάσει έως και τα 2.250 λίτρα όταν αναδιπλωθούν τα πίσω και το μπροστά κάθισμα του συνοδηγού.

Στο εσωτερικό του ξεχωρίζει ο φουτουριστικός σχεδιασμός με ξύλινα και μεταλλικά διακοσμητικά με τον φωτισμό να αλλάζει απόχρωση ανάλογα με την χρήση του αυτοκινήτου. Η οροφή του είναι υφασμάτινη έτσι ώστε να αφαιρείται για να μπορεί να μεταφέρει ογκώδη αντικείμενα, με την Renault να αναφέρει ότι έχει μαγνητικά στηρίγματα στο δάπεδο ώστε να ασφαλίζεται το φορτίο.

Μηχανικά φορά έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα 40 kW (60 ίππων) και 226 Nm ροπής ικανά ώστε να του δώσουν τελική ταχύτητα 130 χλμ/ώρα.

Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στις φωτογραφίες, στο video και στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

[Πηγή: Renault]

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RENAULT FRENDZY: A VEHICLE FOR WORK AND FAMILY!
Ahead of the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault is pleased to reveal details of its latest concept car, FRENDZY.

After the notion of ‘love at first sight’ expressed by DeZir, discovering the world
with Captur and the establishment of a family with R-Space, FRENDZY presents the
world of work. It is the fourth step in Renault’s design strategy based on the
different stages of the human life cycle.
The latest concept car to be produced under the leadership of Laurens van den
Acker is the perfect multi-talented vehicle. As a commercial business vehicle which
can double up perfectly as a comfortable passenger car, it meets the requirements
of business users on the one hand and those of families on the other.
A fully fledged office on wheels with the introduction of the new BlackBerry
PlayBook tablet, the electrically powered FRENDZY showcases Renault’s new
design language.
Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Design Renault: “FRENDZY is the fourth
vehicle to illustrate Renault’s new design strategy, a series which started with DeZir. FRENDZY
takes an original and innovative stance on the world of light commercial vehicles – a key part of
Renault’s activities”.
FRENDZY, a multi-faceted friend
Renault’s latest concept car has a dual personality. These days, professional and personal lives
are so intricately interwoven that drivers find themselves permanently channel-hopping between
one world and the other. The role of FRENDZY is to be a partner that takes the strain out of this
lifestyle.
Axel Breun, Design Director, Concept and Show Cars: “FRENDZY is the must-have vehicle for
flexibility and versatility. It is efficient and modern as a work tool, yet sporting and warmly
welcoming for the family”.
On the outside…
On the passenger’s side, there’s no glazing and no centre pillar, just one conventional door and
one sliding side door which incorporates a 37-inch widescreen display. This is the world of work.
The driver’s side, complete with side windows, still no centre pillar, but with centre opening
doors represents the world of the family. Ease of loading and ease of entry go without saying in
both worlds!
Exterior designer, Deyan Denkov: “The concept of an asymmetric body design was the most
logical way to express this vehicle’s two roles. From the very start, I wanted to move away from
the traditional format for commercial vehicles and, in doing so, show that this type of vehicle
could also be more emotional, more dynamic and more attractive. I took inspiration from a wide
variety of sources, including unconventionally shaped aircraft such as the Airbus Beluga and
the Antonov 224.”
On weekdays, FRENDZY is a vehicle that adapts to the requirements of the business user, with
a large external screen that can display useful messages or information (such as “making
deliveries” or “back in five minutes”, the battery-charging method or the remaining charge) or
advertising messages, either whilst parked or on the move. Come the weekend, the vehicle
transforms itself into a family vehicle, with a comfortable passenger seat and, in the rear, a big
bench seat. Depending on their mood of the moment, children can watch a film or play games
on the touch-sensitive pad which slides out from the back of the driver’s seat. They can even
draw on a special slate integrated into the sliding door.
The driver, likewise, can adapt the vehicle to his or her needs. In ‘work’ mode, the rear-view
mirrors sit upright and the interior lighting is green; in ‘family’ mode, the mirrors swivel round to
the horizontal position and the interior is bathed in a radiant orange ambience. Coloured
repeater lights in the headlamps and tail lights provide an external indication of the mode in
which FRENDZY is operating.
With FRENDZY, Renault – as Europe’s light commercial vehicles’ market leader for the past 13
years – is once again able to showcase the practicality, modularity and versatility already proven
by the Kangoo, Trafic and Master on our roads today.
On the inside…
The driver’s side cockpit is designed along the theme of a futuristic ‘work bench’ featuring a
structure which appears to be made from molten metal. Green light emanating from the
dashboard brings this smooth and organic architecture to life. These lights signify the ‘work’
mode and tie in with the colour displayed on the exterior of the vehicle.
In the ‘family’ mode, the atmosphere becomes warmer as the green lights turn orange – a subtle
reference to the colour of the previous concept car, the family-oriented R-Space.
Dominant throughout is the sense that the interior forms a cosy cabin which echoes the simple
yet practical world of camping, and this is further reflected by extensive use of wood. Indeed, as
much a symbol of warmth as it is of strength and timelessness, wood forms a link between the
two modes. The leather latticework seats and removable accessories also refer to the camping
metaphor.
Antoine Génin, Design Director, Interior and Colour/Materials: “Our research into materials
centred on the area where the technology of industry meets the cosy softness of the family nest.
This modern combination of wood and metal picks up on Renault’s strategic design values of
simplicity, sensuousness and warmth.”
On a practical level, the fabric roof adapts itself to the shape of bulky objects, magnetic fixings
allow the load to be secured to the floor, and modular stowage systems are a practical bonus
for business users. The single-piece rear seat is integrated into the floor, while the front seat
folds forward in order to free up space. Thanks to its practical, modular interior, FRENDZY
lends itself perfectly to the requirements of traders and tradesmen.
Interior designer Ana Zadnik explains: “The interior of the vehicle reflects its double identity: on
the one hand, it provides a roomy, uncluttered cargo carrying space and, on the other hand, a
space that’s fun and interactive and which seats up to four people. The organic volumes of the
dashboard and rear door panels are extruded by strikingly shaped “nozzles”, which become
“receptors” for accessories, which can be plugged directly into the dashboard and door panels.”
An innovative office on wheels
The user-friendly layout of the driver’s environment and tablet turn FRENDZY into a truly
interactive and communicative tool. The BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet recently launched by
Research In Motion (RIM), plugged into the dashboard, has enabled the concept of an office on
wheels to become reality. BlackBerry PlayBook is ultra-portable (seven-inch touchscreen, 425g
in weight, measuring 130mm x 194mm x 10mm), yet it delivers advanced performance,
uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash®, HD multimedia, advanced
security features and out-of-the-box enterprise support.
BlackBerry PlayBook can allow users to benefit from an effective workplace and unrestricted
mobility while on the go. This makes it particularly well suited to neighbourhood deliveries and
local craftsmen, for whom it is a genuine work tool, both inside and outside of the vehicle.
The tablet connects directly into the centre console, ensuring perfect convenience of operation
once on the move. As soon as it is plugged in, it becomes an integral element of the vehicle and
configures itself into the Renault environment. Continuity of work is assured once the device is
removed, and it can of course be used for all of the renowned BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
features.
The device has an important role to play, too, in the customization of the vehicle as it controls
the exterior screen while the vehicle is in motion and when parked, for business as well as for
personal uses – pictograms illustrating life with electric vehicles, or the viewing of a film, for
example.
Sensors located on each door sill log the loading or unloading of packages equipped with RFID
(Radio Frequency IDentification) chips containing key information such as destination address,
weight and dimensions. This gives users a real-time inventory of the goods being carried in their
vehicle. In addition, tradesmen can automatically calculate or re-calculate their itineraries on the
basis of this information.
FRENDZY – a commercial vehicle that’s also electric
Like DeZir, which was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, FRENDZY is an electric vehicle.
As for FRENDZY’s powertrain, it is the same as that of Kangoo Z.E., although the charging
point – located under the Renault logo at the front of the vehicle – is identical to that on ZOE
Preview.
The chief new feature of FRENDZY as an electric vehicle is the extensive work that has gone
into the sounds it produces. This work was carried out in conjunction with IRCAM (Institut de
Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique). Electric vehicles are silent, so one of the big
challenges facing Renault is customizing the sound they produce for safety reasons, notably at
slow speeds.
The collaboration between Renault and IRCAM began with the creation of a sporty sound for
DeZir which conveys the driving enjoyment associated with the car. In the case of FRENDZY,
the aim was to produce a custom sound which corresponds with the new concept car’s calling
as an “office on wheels”.
FRENDZY’s dual personality prompted Renault and IRCAM to develop a broad range of sounds.
The programme has led to a variety of sounds that are emitted both inside and outside of the
vehicle to ensure that everyone can tell whether it is in business or passenger car mode, thanks
simply to its sound signature.
More impressive still, it is possible to distinguish the passenger side (the world of work) from the
driver’s side (the world of the family) merely by the sound produced by FRENDZY.
The life of the vehicle and its functions as a mobile office are highlighted by a diversity of
sounds composed by Andrea Cera using IRCAM’s Modalys software.
As he says himself: “Exploring the most informative sounds possible led me to work on
variations in speed in order to express them in a clear manner. When accelerating hard, the
sound becomes sharper, with a little wind noise. For deceleration phases, I added a more
prominent notion of wind which provides greater scope for adapting the sound as a function of
how the vehicle is being employed.”
Dimensions (mm)
Length 4,091
Width
1,872 (excluding mirrors)
2,172 (including mirrors)
Height 1,743
Ground clearance (laden) 200
Wheelbase 2,691
Front track 1,640
Rear track 1,640
Carrying capacity (litres) 2,250
Technical data
Motor Electric
Power (kW /hp) 44 / 60
CO2 emissions (g/km) 0
Batteries Lithium – ion
Peak torque (Nm) 226
Top speed (kph) 130
Transmission Direct drive, with reverse
Tyres Concept 205/45 R19
Kerb weight (kg) 1,420
Partners
Body construction ProtoStyle
Tyres Michelin
Mobile interface Research In Motion (RIM)
Optics Gaggione
Sound IRCAM

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