PEUGEOT has revealed the new look panoramic i-Cockpit® that will debut on the new PEUGEOT 3008 later this year. The next-generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® features a 21-inch high-definition curved panoramic screen floating above the dashboard, a new compact steering wheel and touch-sensitive i-Toggles.
PEUGEOT celebrated 10 years of i-Cockpit® innovation this year with almost 10 million units sold. The different generations of PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® have included the latest technologies available – including a digital instrument cluster, wireless connectivity, voice commands, 3D effects, and customisable i-Toggles. The next generation i-Cockpit® continues this tradition of innovation by including a curved 21-inch high-definition floating touchscreen that incorporates the head-up display and central touchscreen.
The new design brings together two of the three fundamental elements of the i-Cockpit®, the raised head-up display and a large central touchscreen. These are now built into a curved panoramic screen made up of a single 21-inch high-definition panel, which extends from the left-hand end of the dashboard to the centre console. The screen is attached by a rear mount that is invisible from the passenger compartment to create a 'floating' effect, accentuated by LED mood lighting beneath the screen.
The screen is positioned for optimum ergonomics and is slightly curved towards the driver while remaining accessible to the passenger. It combines two key functions of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®:
The central part of the dashboard houses the i-Toggles, fully customisable touch-sensitive buttons that can be programmed with 10 pre-sets to provide rapid access to the user's favourite functions, such as calling a favourite contact, starting navigation to a frequently used destination, tuning the radio to a favourite station, or setting the ideal temperature for the air conditioning.
The centre console is airy and uncluttered to increase the space available for storage and wireless smartphone charging. This has been made possible by moving the automatic gearbox selector to the dashboard, to the side of the steering wheel, and just next to the car's stop/start button. This allows easy access to the gearbox control and to stop or start the engine in a single intuitive gesture.
The compact steering wheel has always been a fundamental element of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® and has been extensively reworked to offer an even greater driving feel and comfort. It has retained its compactness, yet features a more modern design – the redesigned central cushion is smaller and 'isolated' from the steering wheel spokes to give a levitating effect similar to the panoramic screen on the dashboard.
The controls located on the new compact steering wheel are now ‘tactile clicking’ for optimum user ergonomics. To avoid any accidental inputs, they automatically detect the driver's fingers but are only activated when pressed.
The 21-inch floating panoramic screen is not the only element that contributes to the spectacular look of the new PEUGEOT panoramic i-Cockpit®. The strong appeal and technological character are enhanced by the ambient lighting which extends across the entire width of the dashboard and door panels. This lighting is reflected on an elegant piece of aluminium and can be customised in eight different colours.