The French automaker has taken the wraps off its new i-Cockpit technology, which is going to reach production models starting with the next generation of the line-up.
Peugeot’s all new dashboard layout is most likely going to kick in with the reveal of the new generation Peugeot 3008 crossover, but the French automaker has decided a preview is in order so they released all the details and images with the new, second generation i-Cockpit. The layout is using a futuristic design and the high-tech credentials include the switch from the analog dials of the instrument cluster to a complete digital layout using a 12.3-inch screen, which has the advantage of being entirely customizable. Coincidence or not, the display has the same dimensions as Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and will be hitting most of the Peugeot range models. The first iteration of the i-Cockpit was introduced back in 2012 and the follow-up still uses the quirky setup with the instrument cluster sitting above the steering wheel and high up in the driver’s line of sight.
The main idea is to have most of the data within the driver’s field of view, narrowing the chances to get distracted. Aside from the all-digital instrument cluster, the second version of the i-Cockpit also includes an eight-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system. It has been slightly turned towards the driver and is faster and more responsive now. Both screens can deliver 3D navigation inputs with real-time info from TomTom Traffic, and the eight-inch display of the infotainment system also has Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink. The rest of the interior design comes with few buttons and knobs and the redesigned, two-spoke steering wheel is 2 mm lower than before to increase the visibility of the digital instrument cluster.