Renault has revealed three Espace Autonomous Drive demonstrators to 28 European Union Transport Ministers as part of its push for the adoption of driverless technology.
The ministers were meeting in the Netherlands to sign the Amsterdam Declaration in favour of autonomous cars.
Renault claims the Espace Autonomous Drive has already gained “several hundred hours” of autonomous testing on public roads across Europe.
It says tests have shown the technology is fast becoming safer than human control, claiming that more than 90% of accidents are caused by human error. Renault therefore argues that using autonomous cars will drastically reduce accident rates.
At the New York motor show last month, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn pledged to bring driverless cars to the mass market, with the expectation of delivering a car that could drive itself without human input by 2020.