safety by Renault

human first program

automotive safety by 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.
up to 32
advanced driver-assistance systems
over 60
safety features
over 2000
safety patents filed(1)
over 5000
safety patents filed(2)

(1) since 1969 

(2) in 17 countries 

Renault and firefighters, a unique partnership

Renault has trained 5,000 firefighters in 17 European, Asian, African and Latin American countries. As a result, they have better knowledge of new generation vehicles. It is the only manufacturer to include road rescue teams in its innovation process, and the only one to have appointed a full-time Lieutenant-Colonel firefighter in engineering teams. The roll-out of Renault QRescue on all models (3)  , the SD Switch (4)  and Fireman Access (5)  is the result of this collaboration.     

(3)as standard from 2022 for new Renault models

(4)on all electric vehicles

(5)on E-Tech 100% electric and E-Tech plug-in hybrid vehicles


firefighter training
The only manufacturer in the world to have appointed a full-time Lieutenant-Colonel firefighter in engineering and the only one to collaborate regularly with road rescue teams, Renault has trained 5,000 firefighters from 17 countries worldwide in just a few years! From 2023, new courses are already planned in Europe and Latin America.
Renault QRescue: saving time for the emergency services
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. This can save almost 15 precious minutes when it comes to taking care of victims within the golden hour(6).  
(6) urgent time window when patients must receive definitive trauma care 
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 firemen can direct the firehoses. Response times therefore are reduced from several hours to ten minutes!
SD Switch
SD Switch
To prevent the risk of firefighters being electrocuted, the “sd switch” instantly disconnects the battery from the high voltage network.

in safety, cutting-edge vehicles

In 50 years, Renault has helped divide by 5 the number of victims on the roads. 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.     

future mobility and safety

the future of safety at Renault
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 at the wheel.

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