Groupe Renault has signed a partnership with Nino Robotics, a designer of ‘seated, personal transporters’ for people with disabilities or with reduced mobility.
Renault says the objective of its support is to contribute to the development of Nino Robotics’ NINO4, its future electric transporter, which is fully-connected to provide users with data, such as battery charge level, speed and mileage.
A ‘Follow Me’ function allows a third party to guide the transporter and its user by auto-follow.
Pierre Bardina, CEO of Nino Robotics, says: “The concept of NINO4 is to create the desire to use a small electric device with a disruptive design. NINO4 is driven by everyone, including seniors, people with disabilities, or anyone with difficulties in their movements or movements, temporarily or permanently. Because Nino Robotics’ design significantly improves self-esteem, it has a very strong influence on the socialization of its users and, by rebound, on their morale and health.”
Pierrick Cornet, Alliance Project Director, adds: “Electric, connected and accessible to as many people as possible, Nino Robotics’ vision of mobility is in line with Groupe Renault’s strategy and social commitment. As a mentor, my mission is to connect and enlighten the potential links between Nino Robotics and the automotive world, and to facilitate the sharing of experiences.”
Launched in December 2014, Nino Robotics was created to meet the mobility needs of those who walk little, badly or not at all.