The Social and Sustainable Impact Department has signed a partnership with Nino Robotics, designer of a new type of “seated, personal transporters” aimed at changing the perception of transport solutions adapted to people with disabilities or of reduced mobility. Through this investment, the Group is pursuing its mission to develop sustainable and accessible mobility solutions for all.
As part of this partnership, Groupe Renault will provide financial support to Nino Robotics via Mobilize Invest, an investment company dedicated to projects with a strong social impact in the field of mobility and undertakes to set up a sponsorship scheme through working sessions with its engineers (battery experts, motorisation, connectivity, etc.). The objective of this support is to contribute to the development of Nino Robotics and in particular of NINO4, its future electric transporter, to increase production to an industrial scale.
With NINO4, Pierre Bardina, Founder of Nino Robotics, intends to offer a solution far removed from those usually offered to people with reduced mobility. In addition to its highly recognisable, sleek and colorful design, as well as its minimal space requirement, this “seated personal transporter” will also be connected to provide users with data, such as battery charge level, speed and mileage. A “Follow Me” function will allow a third party to guide NINO4 and its user by auto-follow. To date, Nino Robotics has developed and markets two products: Nino, a self-balanced personal carrier and One, a scooter designed for wheelchairs.
Pierrick Cornet, Alliance Project Director and mentor of Nino Robotics, said: “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. We deeply appreciate this opportunity to promote exchanges between our teams and Nino Robotics: this meets to the ambition of many employees of the Group, including myself, to get involved in actions with a societal objective.”
Pierre Bardina, CEO of de Nino Robotics: “Nino Robotics was created to meet the mobility needs of all those who walk little, badly or not at all. 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 socialisation of its users and, by rebound, on their morale and health. The machines created by Nino Robotics are social machines, creating mobility, modernity and connection.”