Groupe Renault said Wednesday that it has developed an autonomous control system which it says handles challenging driving scenarios. According to the company, this is an “industry first,” and the autonomous system has obstacle avoidance capability as “good as professional test drivers.”

These drivers served as the inspiration and the benchmark for this achievement at Renault Open Innovation Lab, situated at Silicon Valley, stated the company.

“At Groupe Renault, we are focused on being an innovation leader in products, technology and design,” said Simon Hougard, Director of Renault Open Innovation Lab – Silicon Valley. “Our innovation efforts aim at developing advanced autonomous driving technologies that consumers can trust will create a safer, more comfortable journey.”

The Renault Open Innovation Lab is part of the Labs network within the Alliance and is focused on improving safety and advancing autonomous driving technology.