Renault debutes concept car FRENDZY featuring the BlackBerry PlayBook!
The 64th Frankfurt Motor Show is in September, and ahead of that Renault has debuted their latest concept car, the FRENDZY. Not only a commercial business vehicle, the FRENDZY also has "family" mode to truly take this concept from work to play. This design is futuristic and sleek, but it's also got a practical side. The BlackBerry PlayBook has a big part in this concept car, as the center console has a dock specifically for it to truly turn the FRENDZY into an office on wheels.
BlackBerry PlayBook can allow users to benefit from an effective workplace and unrestricted mobility while on the go. This makes it particularly well suited to neighbourhood deliveries and local craftsmen, for whom it is a genuine work tool, both inside and outside of the vehicle.
The tablet connects directly into the centre console, ensuring perfect convenience of operation once on the move. As soon as it is plugged in, it becomes an integral element of the vehicle and configures itself into the Renault environment. Continuity of work is assured once the device is removed, and it can of course be used for all of the renowned BlackBerry PlayBook tablet features.
The device has an important role to play, too, in the customization of the vehicle as it controls the exterior screen while the vehicle is in motion and when parked, for business as well as for personal uses - pictograms illustrating life with electric vehicles, or the viewing of a film, for example.
Sensors located on each door sill log the loading or unloading of packages equipped with RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) chips containing key information such as destination address, weight and dimensions. This gives users a real-time inventory of the goods being carried in their vehicle. In addition, tradesmen can automatically calculate or re-calculate their itineraries on the basis of this information.
Complete details can be found in the press release at the link below. I think this concept is awesome!! Would you drive something like this? Let us know in the comments below.
Renault Frendzy: A Vehicle for Work and Family!