Renault to work with France's CEA to develop greener technologies
Renault and the CEA are to establish joint project teams working together at several sites, managed by a Renault/CEA Strategic Steering Committee chaired jointly by the head of the DREAM (Research, Advanced Studies and Materials division) at Renault and the CEA technological research director. The companies say that they have set up a significant provisional annual budget.
Four main areas of research have been set out:
• New energies in transport;
• Upgrades in electrical and electronic architecture;
• Improvements in the competitiveness of combustion engines;
• Communicating vehicles.
'This strategic cooperation with Renault perfectly illustrates the CEA's new mission in the field of alternative energies. The innovations we aim to develop together will contribute to a form of automotive mobility that respects the environment and delivers benefits for the largest possible number of our fellow citizens, through a major industrial partnership,' said Bernard Bigot, chairman of the CEA.
Odile Desforges, executive vice-president, engineering and quality at Renault, said: 'Sustainable mobility is one of the key issues of our time. Developing solutions that respect users and the environment is an aim that can be achieved only through close cooperation between the public and private sectors, and we are delighted that the CEA is committed to working with us.'