Partnership Aims to Change Perception of Transport Solutions for Persons with Disabilities
Transportation, December 3 2019
Through the partnership, the Social and Sustainable Impact Department and Nino Robotics aim to develop sustainable and accessible mobility solutions for all, including people with disabilities or of reduced mobility.
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.
As part of the partnership, Groupe Renault will provide financial support to Nino Robotics via Mobilize Invest, an investment company dedicated to projects with a social impact in the field of mobility. The objective of this support is to contribute to the development of Nino Robotics and in particular of NINO4, its 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. The ‘seated personal transporter’ will allegedly be connected to provide users with data, such as battery charge level, speed and mileage. A ‘Follow Me’ function is said to 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.”
Pierre Bardina, CEO of de Nino Robotics, added: “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.”