Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 28 Feb 2017
Peugeot’s Instinct Concept Car
Peugeot recently unveiled their Instinct concept car in Spain, which is powered by a PHEV power train that offers 300 Ps. This new concept model offers four driving options – Drive Boost, Drive relax, Autonomous soft, or Autonomous sharp, which means the driver can choose whether they want an engaging drive or to experience the convenience of a fully autonomous vehicle.
Some of the features on the concept car include an ‘Internet of things platform’ where the Samsung Artik Cloud syncs with the user’s devices in order determine relevant settings suited to the driver’s lifestyle such as seating position, driving modes and audio.
What we particularly love is the fact that the vehicle features cameras in each LED headlight, which allows the vehicle to scan the road for traffic and obstacles ahead.
In addition, the Instinct gains the Peugeot i-cockpit’s interior architecture which can change from being a focused driving environment to a relaxed lounge space. This comes to life when in autonomous mode, and the steering wheel, switch panel and pedals fold into the dashboard to maximise space.
Moreover, the vehicle gains a personal assistant or a ‘chatbot’ who are available to offer assistance to the driver, whether that be when in driving mode, or even when shopping online.
Head of Peugeot Concept cars – Matthias Hossann has commented on the new concept model, stating that:
“With the Peugeot Instinct concept and its responsive i-cockpit, we are building on the factors that have made the brands latest models so successful. We are creating new forms of driving pleasure. These may come from the interfaces, the architecture, or the styling. There is no reason why a self-driving car should be dull to look at or to experience”.