Peugeot Sport has formed a multi-year partnership with Capgemini, one of the world leaders in digital transformation, to enable the team in charge of the PEUGEOT 9X8 program entered in the FIA World Endurance Championship to rely on high-performance digital tools. The Peugeot Sport team is preparing its arrival in the discipline next summer, and calls on Capgemini, whose data-centric approach and know-how in the application of AI will be able to improve the performance of its revolutionary hybrid Hypercar in simulation and in real racing conditions. This partnership embodies the commitment of both companies to the energy transition.
For engineers, drivers and mechanics, knowledge of the car in its entirety and the revelation of its potential will be accelerated and boosted thanks to the joint use of digital tools from Peugeot Sport and Capgemini. The new Hypercar regulations of the FIA World Endurance Championship freeze the hardware for 4 years, so software development becomes a key element of performance.
While Peugeot Sport is currently entering a crucial development phase in the deployment of its program, this technological support is proving to be fundamental and testifies to the evolution of motor racing. The specific calculation methods, algorithms and artificial intelligence offered by Capgemini will complement the software developed in sport and the automotive industry. This collaboration will allow, for example, finer management of the energy used, both for acceleration and regeneration (limited by the regulations to 200 kW) constituting one of the key points of the performance and reliability of the 9X8 in the league. PEUGEOT brand production cars will benefit from the progress made by the Peugeot Sport and Capgemini teams in improving the performance of the Hypercar entered in the championship.
Artificial intelligence brings a disruptive vision perfectly suited to that which presided over the creation of the PEUGEOT 9X8. Thanks to the live analysis of the behavior of the car, the women and men of racing now have a new field of possibilities: assistance with existing and rapidly changing technologies in motorsport, search for performance, anticipation of a much wider range of scenarios.
Director of Peugeot Sport, Jean-Marc Finot declares: “We are particularly pleased to partner with Capgemini, a leader in digital technologies and a specialist in data and artificial intelligence, for the development and operation of our PEUGEOT 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar. Each meter covered by the PEUGEOT 9X8 on the track or in the simulator will be recorded, analyzed and interpreted using Capgemini’s high-performance tools, which will complete and optimize the data collected by the team. The association of PEUGEOT and Capgemini is the excellence of French technology that shines on a global scale. This development is the image of the Group’s evolution towards a TechCompany. »
” We are delighted to support Peugeot Sport in this ambitious challenge to make the PEUGEOT 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar an iconic vehicle of its generation. We look forward to making our cutting-edge capabilities in data analysis and artificial intelligence available to Peugeot Sport teams. Our common goal is to continuously improve the performance of the Hypercar to make a remarkable entry into the competition. » declares Jérôme Siméon, Executive Director of the Southern Europe Strategic Business Unit of Capgemini and Member of the Group’s General Management Committee ” This partnership with a strong technological dimension strengthens the historical collaboration between Capgemini and the Stellantis group. It materializes our shared ambitions and values to shape the future of mobility through sustainable and innovative solutions. »
Entirely designed by Peugeot Sport in collaboration with PEUGEOT’s Style and Design department, the 9X8 offers an all-new efficient and radical aerodynamic concept, runs on 100% recyclable fuel and uses new-generation batteries, demonstrating the brand’s commitment in innovative and more sustainable mobility. Extreme research laboratory, motorsport and Endurance in particular make it possible to gauge the manufacturer’s strategic challenges. With 9X8, which began its track tests in December 2021, PEUGEOT intends to accelerate its technological development, among other things in terms of electrified powertrain and all-wheel drive system, with a single purpose: to make this research and advances available to drivers. . Allure, emotion, excellence, 9X8 brings PEUGEOT values to the track.
This partnership is part of the Capgemini’s global sports sponsorship strategywhich responds to a double challenge: on the one hand to join forces with major brands or sporting events all over the world (such as the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups or the Ryder Cup) to celebrate team spirit and audacity, and on the other hand bring its know-how to put the best technological tools at the service of performance and the experience of the fans.
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Artificial Intelligence: PEUGEOT SPORT joins forces with CAPGEMINI to optimize and accelerate the development of its Hybrid Hypercar
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