Artificial Intelligence: Capgemini ties up with Peugeot Sport to accelerate and optimize development of its hybrid hypercar | Technology

Artificial Intelligence: Capgemini ties up with Peugeot Sport to accelerate and optimize development of its hybrid hypercar | Technology
Artificial Intelligence: Capgemini ties up with Peugeot Sport to accelerate and optimize development of its hybrid hypercar | Technology

Capgemini teams up with Peugeot Sport to accelerate and optimise the development of its hybrid hypercar using artificial intelligence

Peugeot will be racing in the 9x8 World Endurance Championship (FIAWEC1), an international motorsport competition that includes several races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

PARIS, 6th April, 2022 - Capgemini has signed a multi-year partnership with Peugeot Sport to provide advanced digital equipment to the PEUGEOT 9X8 FIA WEC program team.  Peugeot Sport Topflight is set to return to endurance racing this summer.  It will leverage the expertise of Capgemini's data and AI applications to advance the performance of its revolutionary hybrid hypercar in both the simulator and the racetrack.  This new partnership also symbolizes the commitment of both companies to energy transformation.

Pooling the potential of Peugeot Sport and Capgemini's digital tools will allow the team's engineers, drivers and mechanics to deepen their understanding of the 9X8, while simultaneously accelerating and enhancing its competitiveness.  In particular, as software development becomes an important factor, given that in keeping with the hypercar regulations of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship, the car's hardware specifications will be frozen for a period of four years.

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The Peugeot Sport is at an important stage in the development of the car, this fundamental technical support is a sign of how motor racing is developing.  For example, the specific computing capabilities, algorithms and artificial intelligence brought to the table by Capgemini will complement software developed within the sports and automobile industries.  This will help deliver increasingly accurate power management under acceleration and during the regeneration phase (capped by regulations at 200kW), two important performance and reliability-related parameters.  In addition, improvements introduced by Peugeot Sport and Capgemini to boost the performance of the new hypercar at the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship will benefit Peugeot road cars as well.

The disruptive vision inherent in artificial intelligence fits in perfectly with the spirit that guided the design of the PEUGEOT 9X8.  The ability to analyze car behavior in real time opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the team.  Not only does this complement the rapidly evolving technologies already existing in motorsport, but it will also contribute to the ongoing quest for high performance, taking into account a broad spectrum of race scenarios.

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“We are delighted to partner with Capgemini, a digital technology leader and data and artificial intelligence specialist, to develop and drive the PEUGEOT 9X8,” says Peugeot Sport Director Jean-Marc Finot.  “Every meter that our hybrid hypercar covers on the racetrack or simulator will be logged, sorted and analyzed using Capgemini’s ultra-sophisticated tools in addition to the data collected by the team. PEUGEOT’s association with Capgemini will shine on the world stage.  Wally is an example of French technical excellence and a sign of how the group is evolving as a technology company.”

“It is great to work with Peugeot Sport as it seeks to make the PEUGEOT 9X8 hybrid hypercar an icon of its era,” commented Jerome Simone, CEO of the Southern Europe Strategic Business Unit at Capgemini and a member of the Group Executive Board.  “We look forward to making our advanced data analysis and artificial intelligence expertise available to Peugeot Sport experts. Together, we will advance the performance of its hypercar so that it can make an immediate impact on its race start.  Has a strong technological dimension and reinforces Capgemini's long-standing relationship with the Stellantis Group, shaping the future of mobility through innovative, sustainable solutions while bringing to life our shared values ​​and ambitions.

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Entirely designed by Peugeot Sport in collaboration with Peugeot's Style and Design department, the 9X8 features a radically new, efficient aerodynamic concept, runs on 100% renewable fuel and is equipped with a new generation battery, which  Keeping that in mind the commitment of the brand, is growing rapidly.  sustainable mobility.  The extreme conditions encountered in motorsport in general, and endurance racing in particular, serve as a valuable laboratory that allows the brand to evaluate solutions that are relevant to strategic challenges.  Since the start of the 9X8's track-testing program in December, PEUGEOT has focused on accelerating development of the car - including its powertrain unit and electrified all-wheel drive transmission - so that everyday drivers can use their research work.  And to benefit from the progress, with 9X8 stands out as a core one for PEUGEOT's values, namely Allure, Emotion and Excellence.

The partnership also fits perfectly with Capgemini's global sports sponsorship strategy, not only through its associations with leading brands and sporting events around the world (including the men's and women's Rugby World Cup and golf's Ryder Cup).  The team strives to celebrate spirit and courage, but also to contribute its advanced equipment and technical expertise with a view to enhancing performance and fan experience.

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About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology.  The group is guided everyday by its objective of releasing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future.  It is a responsible and diverse organization of over 325,000 team members in over 50 countries.  With its 55-year strong legacy and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is best served by its customers to meet the full breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, inspired by the rapidly evolving and innovative world of Cloud, Data, AI,  Trust to complete.  Connectivity, Software, Digital Engineering and Platforms.  The group reported global revenues of €18 billion in 2021.

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About Peugeot

PEUGEOT is an inventive and global class top generalist brand.  Its values ​​are excellence, charm and spirit.  Present in over 130 countries, PEUGEOT sold over 1,200,000 vehicles worldwide in 2021.  After celebrating its 211th anniversary, PEUGEOT is ushering in its new identity with a coat of arms that emphasizes its individuality and timelessness.

With an 80% electrified passenger car range and 100% electrified commercial vehicle range, the PEUGEOT brand continues its energy transition.

From 2022, the brand will compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with its 9X8 hybrid hypercar.


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Peugeot Sport News

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Source: Capgemini, Globe News Wire, Direct News 99