Innovating for our customers

Innovating for safer and more accessible cars for a variety of uses

The PSA Group’s approach to innovation is about meeting the new expectations of its customers. While differing from one country to the next, those new expectations nevertheless follow a few key trends, namely the shift from ownership to experience, calls for progress for everyone, and the very highest security standards.

From ownership to use

Cars today are shared, loaned and used à la carte –  uses that were considered marginal not so long ago. The ownership approach remains the majority case, but young generations and the inhabitants of large cities are increasingly more concerned about function than ownership. For economic, environmental and social reasons, the automotive world is transitioning from the era of the car to that of mobility. The PSA Group’s innovation strategy for 2030 is consistent with that paradigm shift and aims to respond to the changing needs of customers.

Innovating for the greatest number

PSA’s objective is to bring the greatest number of people attractive, safe and broadly affordable mobility solutions. Innovating for the greatest number is especially important in terms of safety and the environment. The challenge is to combine the accelerating development of innovation and its implementation while ensuring irreproachable levels of quality. Meeting that challenge involves optimising the way R&D works and transposing the best solutions of a country and a range to another.

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Safety on all fronts

Safety is a major innovation focus at PSA. The Group is exploring all the avenues opened up by connected and autonomous vehicles.

  • To prevent: improve roadholding and braking, notably with driver assistance systems, including Grip Control, blind-spot monitoring and emergency brake assist.
  • To protect: reinforce protection in the event of impact through restraint systems (such as airbags, safety belts and seats) and vehicle structure.
  • To alert: get the emergency services to the site of an accident faster through the automatic emergency call

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