SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Renault Samsung Motors Corp., the South Korean unit of French automaker Renault S.A., said Tuesday its liquefied petroleum gas-powered QM6 SUV will be used for the platform established to offer car-sharing services by hiring hearing-impaired drivers.
Goyohan (meaning “silent” in Korean) Mobility, established by a local startup Coactus Ltd., is a mobility service platform that hires hearing-impaired drivers to provide car-sharing services to general passengers in the Seoul metropolitan area.
Coactus is a social enterprise to support people with hearing disabilities.
The QM6 LPe is the first LPG-fueled SUV in the South Korean SUV market featuring greater trunk space thanks to the installation of a donut-shaped LPG tank, with its driving comfort and performance emulating those of gasoline sedans.
Renault Samsung said the QM6 LPe ensures the highest level of safety for passengers in the second row seats in the event of a collision from the rear.
The Goyohan Mobility service will use a tablet installed within the vehicle to enable smooth communication between hearing-impaired drivers and their passengers.
Passengers will be able to dictate or type their destination into the tablet, and drivers will then be able to verify the destination information through the monitor.
The Goyohan Mobility service will start with 10 vehicles, with the number of vehicles scheduled to be increased up to 100.
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