TWO SELF-DRIVING MODES
SOFT: a blend of digital surfaces and information reduced to the bare minimum,
SHARP: maximum connection to your digital activity (social networks, diary, etc.); dynamic typing of the car is possible.
Boredom is cleary not part of the PEUGEOT brand's DNA, because autonomous does not mean monotonous, and because the energy transition will not erase 120 years of automotive history, PEUGEOT is unveiling e-LEGEND CONCEPT.
In partnership with the company SOUNDHOUND Inc.®, the leader in artificial intelligence technologies, PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT offers a voice-controlled personal assistant adapted to autonomous driving.
By saying just one phrase, the driver can change driving mode, listen to their favourite playlist and even open or close the car’s electrical doors. The system responds with the digitalised voice of Gilles Vidal (PEUGEOT Design director) and it understands 17 languages! A version adapted to our production vehicles will be available on PEUGEOT brand products within 2 years.
PEUGEOT and FOCAL are working together on the listening experience of the future, blending exacting standards with innovation to deliver a unique audio experience.
Whatever the source played, the FOCAL® acoustic architecture ensures optimal playback of the track. Heralding the future of the built-in sound system, the system deployed in PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT is specifically designed to offer two brand-new audio functions:
“mapping”, which among other functions allows you to send navigation messages to the driver only, while the other occupants listen to music,
“zoning”, which enables the total customisation of content, thus putting each passenger in their audio bubble without disturbing anyone else.
In order to create a bright, elegant passenger compartment, the designers chose warm materials, offsetting the cold digital surfaces. A contrast in the headlong rush towards all-digital.
Velvet makes its big comeback! Selected in its finest-quality incarnation: smooth and very pleasing to the touch, silk velvet is judiciously mixed featuring a modern technical weave which offers a wider range of fabrication options. It is woven digitally and specially for PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT from a glossy thread reminiscent of the colour of the velvet. This material is also used in PEUGEOT 3008 and 5008.
The upper parts and door sills are made from paldao wood by our partner HERVET MANUFACTURIER®. Sourced from renewable forests, this exotic wood is strongly reminiscent of 1960s furniture, which was made from rosewood or ebony. The dark grains of this wood bring out the turquoise blue of the seats and floor covering. This modern take on wood recalls the dashboards of the GT versions of PEUGEOT 3008, 5008 and 508.
One sole objective: to feel good in the car however it is driven, as you would expect to feel at home. A subtle juxtaposition of high-tech components and refined materials.
Spread throughout the passenger compartment, there are two main digital material themes (or digital interpretations of real materials): networks of black and bronze lines, or a series of cabinetry wood-look “panels”. These themes are projected on 16 screens of different sizes, including a 49-inch curved screen under the soundbar facing the car’s occupants, 29-inch screens in the doors and a 12-inch screen in each sunshade. The digital surfaces are carefully designed to integrate seamlessly and melt into the background of the passenger compartment. The centre console provides access to the main driving controls via a rotary selector and a 6-inch touch-screen. To the left of the steering wheel, a digital toggle switch offers context menu controls that can be configured according to the driving mode.
The design of the H-shaped seats and the vertical seat cushions are inspired by the PEUGEOT 504 Coupé: weight savings thanks to the most compact sizing possible, “comfort fit” combining comfort and stimulating support thanks to the use of memory foam (like a made-to-measure suit). The headrests are transversal, adjustable and can be folded away fully into the seat.
The Responsive i-COCKPIT® capitalizes on the i-COCKPIT® that characterizes the PEUGEOT brand models.It consists of a headset with 3-dial head-up display and an ultra-compact steering wheel.
To complete the immersion and personalization of its interior, a fragrance diffuser scents the vehicle.
EX-NIHILO® has created two perfumes specific to PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT.