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human first program - Renault

human first program

improving the safety of all road users



Data sharing, crash tests, full-scale drills... Renault is committed to reducing the number and severity of accidents.


Its “Human First Program”, developed in conjunction with researchers, experts and firefighters, has only one objective: to improve the safety of all road users every day.

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advanced driver-assistance systems



safety patents filedsince 1969



firefighters trainedin 17 countries

Renault and firefighters, a unique partnership

Within the framework of the Human First Program, Renault has joined forces with Frères Naudet, producers of award-winning documentaries about 9/11 and the Notre Dame fire, to highlight and visually express the extremely close collaboration between the Group and the road safety teams. This alliance between engineering and R&D constitutes an amazing adventure dedicated to “the golden hour”, the precious minutes when first-aiders have a greater chance of saving lives.

Please note, this video contains footage of road traffic accidents that some viewers may find distressing. Viewer discretion is advised.

QRescue - automotive safety - Renault

Renault QRescue*

With a QR code on the windscreen and rear window, Renault QRescue gives firefighters immediate access to the vehicle’s ‘rescue sheet’. 


It provides firefighters with all the information they need to allow them to work efficiently and safely. 


*available on Megane E-Tech 100% electric

Fireman Access - automotive safety - Renault

Fireman Access

Even though our high voltage batteries are designed to ensure that they are not deteriorated by any intrinsic cause, a fire caused by external reasons is always possible. If a fire spreads to the battery, Fireman Access - a Renault innovation - points to the heart of the battery where firefighters can direct the fire hoses. Response times are therefore reduced from several hours to five minutes!

SD Switch - automotive safety - Renault

SD Switch*

To prevent the risk of firefighters being electrocuted, the “sd switch” instantly disconnects the battery from the high voltage network.

*available on Megane E-Tech 100% electric

in safety, cutting-edge vehicles

To continuously improve everybody’s safety, the experts from the LAB (Accidents and Biomechanics Laboratory) and the 600 engineers and technicians innovate relentlessly. In total, over 2,000 patents have been filed and a range of cutting-edge technological solutions like Fireman Access and the SD Switch have been developed.

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advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are intelligent systems that rely on advanced technologies (radars, cameras, artificial intelligence, etc.) to help drivers during their journeys. 


And yet 67% of drivers do not use driver-assistance systems unless they are activated automatically (2019 SSHRC study)*. Renault is working to reverse this trend.


*lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, intelligent adaptive cruise control, cruise control/speed limiter

restraint systems - automotive safety - Renault

restraint systems

Only 25% of children are fastened in correctly (10% not fastened in at all)*: this is why Renault equips its vehicles with innovative restraint systems to improve passenger safety.

*naturalistic studies/European projects/IBSR Belgian study

restraint systems - automotive safety - Renault

making progress in road safety every day

Created in 1969 by the Renault and PSA Groups, the LAB is an accident research and biomechanics laboratory that also studies human behaviour. Its mission is to reduce the number of victims on the road.

future mobility and safety

Renault’s road safety policy is broken down into 5 areas: raise awareness, prevent, correct, protect and rescue. Innovations are constantly emerging, for instance the Safety Score, the Safety Coach and the Safety Guardian, which are set to revolutionise safety behind the wheel.

the future of safety at Renault

H1st vision

H1st vision embodies our vision for a safer future for mobility and the Research and Development of Renault’s Human First Program. 

A collaborative concept-car created by the 12 companies in the Software République ecosystem. It embodies the vision of the future of mobility with technology contributing to the safety of all road users.

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safety, ongoing innovation

To help reduce the number of accidents on the road, Renault
is constantly innovating, with two very real strategies: preventing
accidents and facilitating the work of first responders. New advances
will revolutionise safe driving: Safety Score, Safety Coach,
Safe Guardian.

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ROADS driving simulator

A revolutionary tool to test the dynamic behaviour of a
vehicle, driver-assistance systems and all the
driver information systems, the ROADS immersive simulator represents a
great leap in safety research.

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