Next-generation Peugeot i-Cockpit to produce in new 3008
Peugeot has previewed its next-generation i-Cockpit in front of the technology’s production debut within the approaching 3008 this summer time.
The 2nd-generation system continues to be completely reworked to include a 12.3in TFT display, 8in touchscreen and eight primary buttons on the car’s center console. It’s stated to make use of the quickest software processor presently readily available for this kind of infotainment, and arrives as Peugeot’s response to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit.
In front of the driver and behind the controls, the TFT display contains a similar menu structure to that particular located on Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, however the Peugeot will get its very own unique graphics (that have been coded in-house) and five customisable displays.
Motorists may use the controls controls to see the system’s standard-fit sat nav or driver assist displays, with speed and revs pressed towards the screen’s corners, or else, a speedo and rev counter display could be selected for individuals preferring a far more conventional layout.
The center console’s touchscreen may also show a number of displays, together with a 3D form of the Tom Tom-based sat nav that has live traffic updates and enables users to the touch a structure to pick it as being a destination. Driver preferences will also be utilized about this screen, allowing custom settings for lighting, seat massage settings as well as cockpit scent to become held in as much as three profiles.
To really make it simpler to gain access to these profiles, Peugeot has added a 1-touch button towards the dash’s center console. This button, and also the seven others alongside it, open controls for key features that motorists will need immediate access to, including heating and cooling, heated seats and make contact with connectivity.
Smartphones could be linked to i-Cockpit via Android Auto, Apply CarPlay and MirrorLink, which places certain journey-appropriate apps to the touchscreen to allow them to be utilized without touching a telephone.
Peugeot states it’s labored difficult to enhance the seating position and dash layout of their cars. The brand new i-Cockpit maintains a little diameter controls, but designers have decreased the top wheel by 2mm to assist improve visibility from the TFT screen behind – a problem many felt would be a major flaw in the last system’s design.
To improve the immersive experience with driving a Peugeot, the vehicle maker states it’s evolved the engine noise amplifier it brought to the 308 this past year. The resonator plays an electronic seem with the car’s loudspeakers to ‘enhance’ engine noise, even though the knowledge using the previous-gen amplifier left us unconvinced, Peugeot assures us this new version will seem more genuine.
i-Cockpit is going to be on the majority of Peugeot’s new models. Though future trim levels are not yet been confirmed, the vehicle maker states it’ll provide the technology on everything however the 108, and it’ll be standard fitment on mid-spec trim levels and above. This means models no more than the 208 (which starts at ￡12,065 in the current generation) is going to be offered using the technology in comparison Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is just on models priced from about ￡18,900 (the anticipated base cost for that lately revealed A3 facelift).
Peugeot states that recent sales figures mean most future United kingdom sales, that are presently comprised of mid-spec Allure models, will feature i-Cockpit technology. Base model cars will forfeit the system’s central touchscreen, but support the TFT display driving.
In France They firm states it’s were able to integrate i-Cockpit technology without growing the costs of their models. Although this is surprising because of the complexity of the technology, it suggests the price of producing such systems has truly come lower recently.
The very first vehicle to feature Peugeot’s new i-Cockpit technology would be the approaching 3008, that is due in May. What this means is the facelifted 2008, that will arrive the 2009 spring, will need to get by using the old system.
A job interview with Peugeot Chief executive officer Maxime Picat
Exactly why is cabin design essential?
“There are key attributes to the cars that people must maintain, for example the way they ride, drive and take care of, but a few of these features are less fun when you’re stuck in traffic, or cruising at 50kph. The i-Cockpit is the start of the storyline of the alternative, to make different, possibly typically more mundane, kinds of driving more interesting.”
Why is i-Cockpit special?
“It is in front of what our opposition offer. We’ve been focusing on these suggestions for maybe 5 years, so we have realized them. It is not easy, blending technological advances with increased traditional touches, but we’re feeling we’ve something which is both high-tech and simple to use, and which puts the motive force in the centre from the vehicle. A person spends all of their time searching at within a vehicle, not outdoors, and that’s why we’ve put a lot concentrate on getting this right?”
This is actually the second-generation i-Cockpit. What have you gain knowledge from the first?
“We’ve refined and improved what we should had, using feedback from customers and harnessing technology advances, for example processing power. Digital dash is going to be standard on some models, and changes the whole cabin atmosphere. The infotainment screen is a lot faster to reply, and also the graphics a lot more advanced. The push buttons really are a very physical experience.”