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Uncover the Peugeot i-Cockpit

Uncover the Peugeot i-Cockpit

By Swansway Motor Group 23-04-2020

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Over 5 million customers worldwide benefit from the Peugeot i-Cockpit®. It is not only an iconic feature of the brand, but a key strand of Peugeot’s DNA.

The Peugeot i-Cockpit® was first revealed on the SR1 concept car in 2010 and became available on production cars two years later, with the introduction of the Peugeot 208 in 2012.

Now, over 5 million customers worldwide benefit from the Peugeot i-Cockpit®.

It is not only an iconic feature of the brand, but a key strand of Peugeot’s DNA.

Combined with the quality and rigour of the Peugeotchassis, the i-Cockpit® is an integral part of the driving pleasure, whilst also ensuring key information is directly within the driver’s line of sight, reducing the need to take your eyes off the road!

Peugeot icockpit

In 2010, the Peugeot i-Cockpit® was presented for the first time on the SR1 concept car.

The Peugeot SR1 represented a new era of Peugeot Design, with a new Style management team and the appointment of Gilles Vidal as Head of Design.

From this point forward, all Peugeot concept cars were built with an i-Cockpit® which in turn influenced the design of production vehicles.

For example, the Exalt strongly inspired the dashboard of the Peugeot 508 and the architecture of the i-Cockpit® in Fractical influenced the final design of the all-new 208.  Similarly, the 3D handset is taken from Quartz.

Since its appearance on the first generation Peugeot 208, the i-Cockpit® has never stopped evolving, whilst still retaining its main components:

  • Compact steering wheel
  • Head-up instrument display
  • Large HD touch screen at your fingertips and in your line of sight
  • A series of piano keys (or toggle switches) allowing direct and permanent access to the main comfort functions

Peugeot icockpit 208

The Peugeot i-Cockpit® uses a three-level arrangement for flawless ergonomics and driving comfort.

  • Eyes: the information falls within the driver's line of sight so that the driver does not need to take their eyes off the road.
  • Hands: the materials are pleasant to the touch, the assembly is well controlled, and the tactile or physical controls are well placed. The EAT8 shift and park by wire automatic transmission control is intuitive and ergonomic. The associated steering wheel paddles allow you to change gears manually from time to time without losing the automatic function.
  • Body: the passenger compartment forms a cockpit that wraps around its occupants. The front seats provide excellent comfort and support.

To design the Peugeot i-cockpit®, ergonomics, visibility and architecture must be taken into account, ensuring all body types are comfortable with maximum outward visibility. To achieve this, Anthropometric data is studied on a global scale.

It isn't the driver's height that matters, it’s their chest to leg ratio that needs to be assessed. For example, some people have a longer torso compared to their leg length. But for others, it’s quite the opposite... If the average height of a man is 1.76 m, the length of his torso varies from 87 to 98 cm! Which has a direct impact on the positioning of his vision.

This anthropometric data has made it possible to calculate the range of adjustment for the seats or steering wheel, in order to reinforce the feeling of being in a cocoon and optimise on-board ergonomics, whatever the driver's size.

Peugeot icockpit 208

Today, the vast majority of Peugeot’s have an i-Cockpit®, including:

  • All-new 208 and e-208
  • All-new 2008 SUV and e-2008 SUV
  • 308 and 308 SW
  • 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV
  • 508 and all-new 508 SW
  • Rifter

Peugeot i-Cockpit® 3D

Introduced on the all-new Peugeot 208, the 3D Peugeot i-Cockpit® is a real innovation and a world first in the segment.  

As with all Peugeot i-Cockpit® designs, information is presented within the driver’s line of sight, however, the 3D Peugeot i-Cockpit® instrument cluster projects information like a hologram.

This information is dynamic and animated: getting closer to the eye depending on the degree of importance or urgency, and potentially increasing driver reactivity by half a second.

In the centre of the dashboard, there is a 10” touch screen (depending on version).

It can be operated via direct touch accesses next to the Toggle Switches and with the new voice control system.

Peugeot icockpit

 


The All-New Peugeot 3008 SUV comes with i-Cockpit​

Jan 2017: Today's cars offer drivers an ever-growing variety of functions which go far beyond simply controlling the car.

Infotainment and connectivity make them more appealing to be in and better suited to the modern world where we feel the need to be in touch.

Peugeot 3008 front and back view

However, these advances come at a price with some in the industry, many safety campaigners and legislators now questioning whether there are just too many distractions for the person behind the wheel.

Peugeot has answered these genuine and well-founded concerns with its i-Cockpit which manages to give drivers the information and functions they need and want but with maximum ease and minimal distraction.

It is being fitted as standard across the entire range of its new 3008 SUV and will be rolled out into its other models over time.

Some luxury cars have already gone down this route and mass market manufacturers have shown concepts of something similar but Peugeot is the first volume car maker to bring this sophisticated digital dashboard to the mainstream family car market.

Significantly it has already picked up its first trophy taking the Technology Award at this month’s What Car? Car of the Year event and here we explain what is so good about it.

The first thing you will notice is that the steering wheel is flat rather than round at the top and perhaps a touch smaller than you would be used to. Just behind it and a little higher than normal is a virtual dashboard, a 12 inch screen with crystal clear graphics. This gives you the basic information such as speed and revs, how much fuel is left etc and you can also have sat nav instructions and media settings there too.

You can customise it so the readouts are displayed like a traditional analogue dial with a needle sweeping around a gauge or displayed as a moving band background.

It even has a night function which reduces the amount of information shown when it is dark.

Interior photo of Peugeot 3008 SUVThese may sound like small changes but the flat top wheel, the raised dashboard and the clarity of the graphics together add up to a big difference and let the driver access the information they need almost without taking their eyes of the road.

That covers the essential driving information and as well as this i-Cockpit has a tablet-like touchscreen in the usual place on the dash between the driver and passenger but higher up than usual. It is also both the biggest yet fitted in a Peugeot and angled slightly to the right so that the driver can see it at a glance.

Here you will find the usual infotainment, connectivity and comfort functions but again, it has been developed with safety being the prime concern.

So, whereas before you might have to scroll through long menus to access what you need or to switch from the smartphone to the air conditioning, and all the while not focusing on your driving, now you can simply push what Peugeot proudly describes as its `piano keys’.

These are seven chrome finished toggle switches positioned just by the driver’s left hand so they can instantly select which ever mode they are looking for and with that displayed on the screen it is very easy to alter the settings.

Peugeot has said the i-Cockpit will be seen in the next generation 208 supermini bringing this breakthrough technology to an even wider audience.​​

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