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Peugeot has revealed a glimpse into the future of mobility with its Instinc concept vehicle. A unique Shooting Brake which offers the option of fully autonomous driving.

The new concept car is powered by a PHEV powertrain offering 300 HP. The car features both ‘Drive’ and ‘Autonomous’ modes, affording the driver the choice between an engaging drive and the convenience of a fully autonomous vehicle.Instinct is programmed with four distinct driving settings. 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 optimised journey times. However, the driver remains fully in control at all times and is able to determine whether they have a hands-on or autonomous drive.

IoT platform on board
On board technology includes an ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) platform, the Samsung ArtikTM Cloud, which syncs with the user’s devices. This enables 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.This intelligent technology means Instinct can adapt to match certain behaviours. For example, it can read data from a smartwatch and configure its settings to ‘Autonomous Soft’ mode to give the driver a relaxing ride home after a trip to the gym. Or, through the synchronisation of the driver’s diary and the vehicle navigation system, the driver is prompted to set off for an appointment 15 minutes earlier, to allow for the traffic and weather conditions at that time of day. Matthias Hossann, Head of Peugeot Concept cars said: “With the PEUGEOT INSTINCT Concept and its Responsive i-Cockpit, we are building on the factors that have made the brand’s 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.”

 

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