Most recently displayed at the Geneva Motor Show, the Peugeot Instinct Concept is all about the future of Autonomous driving. The Peugeot Instinct Concept is powered by a PHEV powertrain offering 300 Ps and features both ‘Drive’ and ‘Autonomous’ modes.
At a glance, the exterior takes up an active aerodynamic stance from the front grille surround that extends out to the decklid spoiler at the rear. The spoiler is there to function as an element to increase downforce of the car. One particular highlight is the Instinct’s aerodynamic, sculpted body that is designed for maximum fuel efficiency and basically impress on lookers. The styling houses the Intinct’s ground-breaking technology, including cameras in each LED headlight which enable the car to scan the road ahead and communicate with the driving assistance systems.
The Peugeot Instinct concept truly shines on the inside and the technology that are included within. Developed in partnership with electronics giant, Samsung, the Peugeot Instinct concept makes use of the company’s Artik Cloud platform. Deemed the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) platform, the Samsung ArtikTM Cloud syncs with the user’s devices rather effortless to enable the car to learn its user’s lifestyle and preconfigure its settings. For example, driving mode, seat and interface settings, ambient lighting and audio can all be adapted seamlessly to the user’s routines. The other highlight of the Instinct concept is the seats, inspired from aeronautic design, which can adapt to turn the cabin into a lounge space. The seat base, seat back and headrest are all treated individually, allowing the occupant to select the position most suited to them – horizontal if they want to rest, upright to drive, or in-between to watch a film or work. Passengers can also all communicate with the vehicle via a chatbot, a speech-driven personal assistant offering a vast array of services, including booking cinema tickets or buying online.
When it comes to Technology, the Instinct concept offers four distinct driving settings: Drive, Drive Boost, Drive Relax and full Autonomous. In ‘Drive’ mode, drivers can opt for ‘Drive Boost’ or ‘Drive Relax’, and in ‘Autonomous’ mode they have the option of ‘Autonomous Soft’ or ‘Autonomous Sharp’, balancing comfort and optimized journey times.