Renault has revealed a car with its own traffic spotting drone.

The Kwid concept has a small quadcopter that can be released from its roof.

Renault hope the craft will be able to go ahead to spot what is causing jams, or look for potential problems.

 
The quadcopter is stored on the roof, and a small panel opens to allow it to fly

The quadcopter is stored on the roof, and a small panel opens to allow it to fly

 

HOW IT WORKS

The drone is stored at the back of the car’s roof.

When the drive presses a button, a flap opens and the drone is free the fly.

It can automatically follow the car, or be sent ahead along a preprogrammed route.

Live video and other information is displayed on a dashboard mounted tablet as it flies, and it can automatically return to the car at the press of a button.

The drone could relay live video to the driver or passenger, allowing them to see exactly what is happening.

It is controlled from a tablet computer mounted on the dashboard.

The firm said the Kwid could be on sale in two years.

At just 3.6m long, the Kwid looks uncannily like a Tonka-toy, and boasts two wheel drive and room for two in the cockpit.

 
The Renault KWID, a car that carries a quadcopter drone for terrain reconnoissance tucked inside a little hangar on its rooftop.

The Renault KID, a car that carries a quadcopter drone for terrain reconnoissance tucked inside a little hangar on its rooftop.

 

 
The two-seater concept has a unique interior, including a tablet for a dashboard display

The two-seater concept has a unique interior, including a tablet for a dashboard display

 

 

The concept is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to a dual-clutch transmission, and according to the company it’s been designed to take an electric engine as well.

The Kwid was revealed at the Delhi motor show in India, the first time Renault has unveiled a concept car outside of Europe.

‘The vehicle’s robust, yet fun design, along with its technology-driven features, is targeted at meeting the needs of young customers in these markets,’ Renault said.

‘This concept car offers a fun, yet robust design combined with hyper connectivity.’

 
The concept also has upward opening doors, and is designed to be driven off road.

The concept also has upward opening doors, and is designed to be driven off road.

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