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 filed



firefighters trained

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.

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*


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

Firefighter 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, Firefighter 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*



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

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 Firefighter Access and the SD Switch have been developed.

adas (advanced driver-assistance systems)


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

isofix (child seat)


Only 25% of children are transported securely in the car (10% are not secured at all)*: Renault can offer up to 3 different Isofix or I-Size attachments, depending on the model. As a result, the risk of the seat being fitted incorrectly is reduced by 4.

*naturalistic studies/European projects/IBSR Belgian study

in safety, cutting-edge vehicles

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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