Our needs

Find out about all the PSA Group's needs in terms of technological innovations

The list below is intended to be regularly updated and enriched.

  • 1. Ultra comfortable augmented reality glasses that provide assistance to operators

    Cognitive assistance glasses that provide operators assistance in augmented reality and are comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

    What we are looking for

    Glasses that are comfortable for operators to wear for up to eight hours in a manufacturing setting, even while interacting with colleagues and operating machinery. The glasses should also be comfortable for the user’s eyes.

    They should be wireless and last up to eight hours without recharging.

    An augmented reality information display that is seamlessly integrated into the operator’s real-world environment. The augmented reality system should not have to rely on markers.

    A Bluetooth and/or WiFi interface that can connect directly to our information systems and whose parameters can be set by employees themselves.

    The possibility to combine it with a speech recognition system.

    A partner that is able to collaborate with us on developing the product, adapting the work environment and carrying out validation testing on specific industrial-use applications.

    What we are not looking for

    A head-up display technology

    An immersive technology

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  • 2. Suspension - Lightweight tuned mass damper system

    A system that uses a tuned mass damper to control low-frequency oscillation (14Hz, OM of +/-5 mm) for a mass of around 50 kg.

    What we are looking for:

    An active or passive technology with a specific loading mass for the damper system that does not exceed 1 kg.

    A low-bulk solution that can be easily integrated into the vehicle.

    A single pole mechanism with a dampening effect and low mass, preferably passive, or active with low energy consumption.

    The solution’s cost must be compatible with mass production (around €10).

    What we are not looking for:

    A double pole mechanism, i.e., requiring a fulcrum to apply force.

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  • 3. Suspension - Body shell structure with band-pass dynamic stiffness

    Component with dynamic stiffness based on the oscillation frequency of the body shell.

    What we are looking for:

    We need a component with significant stiffness (OM of 150 daN/mm) for body shell oscillation frequencies of between 0Hz and 2Hz, and between 12Hz and 15Hz, but with minimal stiffness (tending towards 0) between 2Hz and 12Hz and above 15Hz.

    The component should have a service life of around 10 years given a mean stress of around 400 daN and exceptional stress of around 2,000 daN.

    Preferably, it should be a passive technology, or an active technology that can be deployed at a low energy cost.

    It should have limited bulk and fit into a cylinder with a maximum diameter of 100 mm and maximum height of 30 mm.

    The technology will need to be compatible with the mission profiles of a particular vehicle.

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  • 4. Affordable onboard system to measure static load (for load estimation)

    An onboard device displaying a message informing the user that the gross vehicle weight has been exceeded, with precision of +/-50kg.

    What we are looking for:

    When the car is not running, an onboard display comprising three levels (less than 80%, 80 to 100% and over 100% of vehicle payload). This display must be visible on the dashboard and also at the rear of the vehicle in the loading area, during loading. Mesurer effort statique

    All the types of load below must be taken into consideration:

    • Payload on the floor
    • Payloads secured on the side panels, roof, roof rack, or outside (e.g.: windows)
    • Driver and passengers
    • Fuel

    It is not necessary to provide an absolute value for the load.

    The main aim is to provide precise information when gross vehicle weight is exceeded, while also indicating the gradual increase in load (preliminary alert), so that the user can optimise vehicle load easily.

    The complete system with the two displays must be cost-efficient. The target cost is well below €100. It should be a mass production system that does not require recalibration.

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  • 5. Floating holographic display

    A dynamic 360-degree 3D colour display that hovers in the air above the dashboard.

    What we are looking for:

    The technological components to create a dynamic 360-degree 3D colour display of images such as an avatar (e.g. Star Wars-type hologram).

    The components have to comply with automobile specifications – which vary according to the type of device used (optical, electronic, etc.) – in terms of power use, vibration resistance and temperature range.

    The physical components must be compact in order to be fitted successfully in the vehicle.

    The images created must be of good quality, in terms of contrast, brightness, stability, resolution, etc.

    The system must be affordable enough to equip mass-produced vehicles so that it can be offered to the largest possible number of customers.

    What we are not looking for:

    Mirror-based virtual image systems, autostereoscopic displays or femtosecond laser projection solutions.

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  • 6. Breakthrough interior lighting effects

    Lighting solutions using new light-responsive materials to create new decorative effects or information displays inside the vehicle cabin.

    What we are looking for:

    To provide our Peugeot, Citroën and DS customers with technical solutions that can produce new lighting effects inside the vehicle using materials of varying degrees of transparency.

    Desired effects include long-lasting luminosity, indirect lighting, lighting via novel materials and magical effects.

    Materials proposed can include transparent or diffusive (semi-transparent or cloudy) plastics, with added chemical components to make them fluorescent or phosphorescent.

    The light used can be in the visible or invisible (e.g. infrared) spectrum, but must be guaranteed to be innocuous for our customers.

    Proposed solutions must meet automotive specifications. In particular, they need to operate across a broad temperature range (-40° à +85°), and be highly durable (with no degradation in intensity and longevity and no substantial alteration in colours over at least 10 years).

    The cost of these solutions must be low enough that they can be included in mass-market vehicle offerings.

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  • 7. Digital micromirror devices for innovative lighting solutions

    Digital micromirror devices with highly precise actuators to create fine lighting effects inside and outside the vehicle.

    What we are looking for:

    To provide our Peugeot, Citroën and DS customers with technical solutions enabling the use of new lighting features outside but also inside the vehicle.

    These must be high-resolution solutions able to generate personalised, graphically sharp images to clearly display information, particularly for the purposes of augmented reality.

    Desired features include:

    • Simple images projected onto the road in front of the vehicle
    • Simple images projected behind the vehicle to warn following vehicles.
    • Light animations or images projected outside the vehicle or in the vehicle cabin, when at a standstill.

    The digital micromirror device (DMD) solutions we are looking for must meet automotive specifications especially in terms of operating temperature range, vibration resistance, component durability, and low-power consumption.

    The cost of these actuators must be low enough that they can be included in mass-market vehicle offerings.

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  • 8. Low-cost image projection matrix systems for rear-signalling functions

    Innovative, low-cost automotive solutions using simple image displays for rear-signalling functions, such as brake lights and tail lights.

    Our requirements

    We are looking to offer low-cost technical solutions that enhance rear exterior signalling systems for the customers of our three brands, DS, Peugeot and Citroën.

    These solutions must offer improved display modes compared with traditional systems and be better suited to specific situations, such as emergency braking, while continuing to comply with regulations in force.

    The cost of the proposed solutions must be low so that they can be included in customer offerings available with our most popular vehicles. The cost can be kept down by limiting the colour range or the number of points making up the images.

    The proposed solutions could be pico-type in-vehicle projectors, for example, providing adequate reliability and performance when the vehicle is in use (able to withstand vibrations and temperature changes, a service life of around 10 years, etc.) while remaining economical.

    The solutions must also be compact and easily installed in the vehicle.

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  • 9. Low-cost automatic fog detection system

    A very low-cost solution for automatic fog detection.

    Our requirements

    We are looking for a robust fog detection solution which can be used to adjust vehicle lighting or other features, such as driving assistance systems.

    The proposed solution must be effective in all driving situations, irrespective of speed, temperature or time of day or night, and the percentage of false detections must be practically zero.

    The solution can make use of sensors already installed in the vehicle or be based on separate, specifically designed sensor systems.

    The two key requirements are to make the solution i) very low cost and ii) robust in terms of operating performance.

    Any solution based on separate, specifically designed sensors must also be compact, easily installed and stylish.

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  • 10. High-resolution 3D ultrasound sensors

    Inexpensive 3D ultrasound sensors offering detailed resolution to ensure functions outside the vehicle (for example, park assist).

    What we are looking for:

    • We are looking for 3D ultrasound sensors able to detect the distance of stationary or moving objects (vehicles, pedestrians, roadsides, etc.) around the vehicle at distances of under 10m with higher localisation precision than the current generation.
    • The solution must be able to be integrated in the vehicle in exposed areas such as bumpers. It must be compact and resilient to the constraints of this type of environment, i.e. resist weather-related impacts such as rain and frost. If these situations were to worsen the performance of the system, such consequences would need to be detected and signalled to the driver.
    • From the standpoint of design integration, the solution must not be more detrimental than the current solutions.
    • The resolution of the angular measurement must be such as to distinguish between, for example, a pedestrian and a vehicle in the vicinity of the car, i.e. a resolution of 1° in angle and less than 10cm in depth across the entire detection cone.
    • The detection cone of the sensor must be superior to 60° in azimuth and elevation.
    • The time taken by the sensor to locate and characterise a stationary or moving object must be less than 50ms.
    • The sensor must be operational in all driving situations night and day, outside and inside (tunnels, car parks, etc.) and in all light, temperature and weather conditions.
    • Electricity consumption must not exceed 1W.
    • The total price of the function must be similar to that of the function with current ultrasound sensors and their control system.

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  • 11. Artificial intelligence system for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

    Decision algorithms that will enable a vehicle’s Advanced Driver Assistance System to provide the most appropriate assistance in a given situation.

    What we are looking for:

    To give Citroën, DS and Peugeot customers the sense that their vehicle’s driver assistance system increases their safety while being easy to use, thus providing the most appropriate assistance to the driver in a given driving situation.

    The objective is for the autonomous vehicle to make driving decisions in the most natural way possible.

    We are looking for partners who can provide solutions based on advanced artificial intelligence systems that use algorithms and various advanced techniques, such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, etc.

    The proposed technologies must be standard rather than proprietary and their technological components need to be modular, complementary and adaptable within the decision module.

     

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  • 12. LIDAR sensor with static scanning

    We are looking for a multi-beam LIDAR sensor at an inexpensive price, half that of the current one.

    What we are looking for:

    • We are looking for infrared laser sensors to precisely detect stationary or moving objects (vehicles, pedestrians, roadsides, etc.) around the vehicle at distances of up to 50m.
    • The solution must be able to be integrated in the vehicle in certain transparent areas (headlights, windscreen, etc.). As such, it must be compact and support the temperatures and light levels of this type of environment
    • The sensor must be one-piece.
    • The resolution of the angular measurement must be sufficient to distinguish between a pedestrian and a vehicle in the vicinity of the car, i.e. a resolution of less than 1°. We are not looking for a more precise resolution that would increase the cost.
    • The sensor’s field of vision must be superior to 60° in azimuth and 5° in elevation.
    • The response time for locating and characterising an object must be less than 50ms.
    • The sensor must be operational in all situations, outside and inside (tunnels, car parks, etc.) in all light, temperature and weather conditions.
    • Electricity consumption will be lower than 5W.
    • The optical power used must be eye-safe (Class 1) for people.

    What we are not looking for:

    • A technological solution consisting of moving components.

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  • 13. In-car 3D camera

    Inexpensive camera solutions enabling a 3D display of the targeted view for various functions inside the vehicle cabin.

    What we are looking for:

    • Depending on the function (for example, the detection of the number of occupants or the interpretation of gestures), we are looking for inexpensive 3D camera solutions with compact dimensions that can be easily integrated in the vehicle cabin.
    • In addition to its compact design, the solution must not generate excessive styling constraints.
    • The sensor may be active or passive and be proposed in several different components (e.g. illuminator separated from camera).
    • The time taken by the sensor to characterise the environment must be less than 50ms.
    • The sensor must be operational in all driving situations night and day, outside and inside (tunnels, car parks, etc.) and in all light and temperature conditions.
    • Electricity consumption must not exceed 5W.
    • For systems with illuminators, the optical power used by the illuminator must be eye-safe (Class 1) for people.
    • The cost of the solution should be between that of a driver inattention detection camera and a driving assistance camera (often positioned at the top of the windscreen).

    What we are not looking for:

    • A technological solution using moving components.

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  • 14. Artificial intelligence for MMI

    Decision algorithms enabling the vehicle MMI to propose assistance perceived as adapted to the request made by a given person and taking account of the situation.

    What we are looking for:

    • We want to provide the customers of the CITROËN, DS and PEUGEOT Brands with a safe and user-friendly vehicle MMI experience, bringing motorists assistance that is perceived as adapted to their request and taking account of the situation.
    • We are looking for partners able to propose solutions based on artificial intelligence systems using algorithms and a range of advanced techniques including fuzzy logic and neural networks.
    • The proposed technologies must be “standard”, non-proprietary.
    • The technological building blocks must be modular, complementary and upgradeable.

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  • 15. Wheel trim with innovative materials

    Solutions with new prestigious and unconventional materials different from those usually used on mass-production embellishers.

    What we are looking for:

    • We want to propose to the Brands of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group high-end mass-production wheel trims using new prestigious materials and enabling a broad range of decoration possibilities.
    • The current standard solution is obtained by moulding the wheel trim in plastic (including PP and PA) and decorating it with, for example, paint and plastic inserts.
    • To provide a more prestigious offer, while proposing a broad variety of decoration possibilities and a quality level equal or superior to a painted and diamond-effect aluminium wheel rim, we are looking for proposals for a wheel trim with new materials (e.g. stone, wood, metal, carbon).
    • On a given design basis for a wheel trim, the proposal must allow for complex decoration with paint, laser engraving, brushing or another finish with an appearance quality equivalent to that of a painted and diamond-effect aluminium wheel in terms of final appearance.
    • The cost of the solution with this improved finish should not be considerably higher than that of the current standard wheel trim solution.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Finishes of a lesser quality than the current reference aluminium wheel rim.
    • Solutions that would limit the decoration possibilities, for example a wheel trim produced by stamping.

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  • 16. Precise localisation of a connected object

    What we are looking for:

    • We are looking for a system, or the building blocks of a system, enabling the precise localisation of a connected object in relation to a vehicle regardless of its location, notably in covered areas such as underground car parks or garages.
    • The precision of the localisation of the connected object relative to the vehicle must be roughly 10 centimetres. The position of the object must be provided with a reaction time of less than one second.
    • The connected object may be a smartphone, bracelet, watch or another device. The localisation method must notably use the capacities of the connected object in question.
    • The technical solution proposed must be frugal on vehicle energy, at around 1 MW, and consistent with the costs of mass vehicle production.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Solutions that would be difficult to integrate in a vehicle interior, for example owing to their bulkiness or cost.

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  • 17. Biometric identification and authentication

    What we are looking for:

    • We are looking for solutions enabling the identification of certain physical characteristics – including size and leg length – or ensuring the robust biometric authentication of a person.
    • The solution may be built in to the vehicle or provided by a connected object.
    • The measurement of physical characteristics must be sufficiently precise to enable the adjustment of certain driver’s station components, including the seat and rearview mirror.
    • Biometric authentication must be non-intrusive, as simple as possible and highly robust. The functions must deliver an extremely low overall rate of false rejections and authentications.
    • The reaction time of these functions must be less than one second.
    • The functions must be able to operate outside and inside in all situations (light, temperature, weather conditions, etc.).
    • The functions may operate when the driver is approaching the car or inside the car.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Solutions that would be difficult to integrate in a vehicle interior, for example owing to their bulkiness or cost.

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  • 18. Universal solution for accessing the vehicle through a smart device

    Customer identification and authentication solution valid from any smart device and its OS along with the communication operator and the country, to give the customer the rights to access the functions on the vehicle.

    What we are looking for:

    The solution must first of all be compatible with all potential smart devices (smartphones, tablets, smart watches or bracelets, etc.) and their operating environments: OS (Android, iOS, etc.), telecoms communication operators, whatever country they are used in.
    The solution must be easy to use by the user and must provide the expected levels of security: the theft of services (access rights to one or more functions) and spoofing or identity theft must be made almost impossible.
    The following must also be guaranteed:
    Availability of the protection and authentication function along with consumption of the service particularly when there is no network coverage (GSM/CDMA, etc.). Integrity of the functions accessed (both security/authentication functions and the vehicle functions).
    With regard to operation, the solution will need to be compatible with the main short-distance communication solutions (e.g. Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, etc.)

    What we are not looking for:

    Solutions which require the use of an additional hardware device (add-on, etc.)

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  • 19. Means of retrieving data linked to the state of the vehicle occupants

    Sensors, whether in contact with the occupants or otherwise, to retrieve their physiological information (heart rhythm, breathing, etc.) or physical data (postures, gazes, movements, etc.), along with the associated data exchange protocols.

    What we are looking for:

    We are looking for sensors which are cheap and easy to incorporate within the passenger compartment of a car to obtain the following information:

    • Physiological information about the occupants: Cardiac, respiratory, electrodermal or muscle activity; temperature, perspiration levels; skin conductance, etc.
    • Physical information: positions in the passenger compartment, postures, corpulence, direction of gaze, movements (head, limbs), expressions showing an emotion (including voice), etc.
    • Environmental information: clothing, wearing of glasses, etc.

    We are looking in particular for sensors capable of retrieving a number of these categories of information in real time and at least cost.
    This data will be used for comfort and well-being functions.We are also looking to work on communication protocols for using the information from sensors integrated into the vehicle or from sensors worn by the occupants for new services offered to our customers.

    What we are not looking for:

    Internal or external environment sensors: air quality sensors, passenger compartment temperature sensors.

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  • 20. Interpretation of state data of vehicle occupants

    Decision systems which use the data from one or more occupant state sensors to produce robust and predictive “diagnostics or recommendations” associated with well-being or health.

    What we are looking for:

    We are looking for systems which can process instantaneous or historic data retrieved from sources on-board or connected to the vehicle, or provided by the occupants.

    These artificial intelligence systems will use algorithms and various advanced techniques such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, etc.

    The technologies proposed must be non-proprietary “standards”, and be independent of Google or Apple for example.

    The software modules must be scalable, complementary and upgradeable.

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  • 21. Well-being on board - In-car relaxation

    Innovative solutions that reduce the vehicle driver’s or passengers’ stress.

    What we are looking for

    Technological bricks that reduce driver stress when driving or when stopped (recovery from driving fatigue, for example), and also passenger stress.

    The piloting of functions proposed must be simple and adaptable to the expectations of each user; the visualisation of their positive results would be a bonus.

    These bricks must comply with the constraints of automotive specifications, which vary according to the brick’s function (optics, acoustics…), its type (non-visible, tactile…) and its location: electrical consumption, resistance to vibrations and temperature changes, wear…

    The compactness of the physical elements to be incorporated into the vehicle is an important issue.

    The solution’s implementation must not affect the specifications generally offered to our customers.

    The system’s affordable cost must be compatible with its incorporation into mass-market vehicles so that it can be offered to the maximum number of customers.

    What we are not looking for

    Technical solutions such as massaging seats.

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  • 22. Well-being on board - In-car toning

    Innovative solutions that improve the vehicle driver’s or passengers’ alertness or postural tonicity.

    What we are looking for

    Technological bricks that improve alertness or postural tonicity for the driver when driving or when stopped, as well as for the passengers.

    Target benefits to be obtained are aimed at all types of users, particularly during long trips or those made more tiring by meteorological conditions, traffic or poor quality infrastructure. They may, in particular, offer solutions for people most often affected by this type of situation, such as those with reduced mobility, or the elderly.

    The piloting of functions proposed must be simple and adaptable to the expectations of each user; the visualisation of their positive results would be a bonus.

    These bricks must comply with the constraints of automotive specifications, which vary according to the brick’s function (optics, acoustics…), its type (non-visible, tactile…) and its location: electrical consumption, resistance to vibrations and temperature changes, wear…

    The compactness of the physical elements to be incorporated into the vehicle is an important issue.

    The solution’s implementation must not affect the specifications generally offered to our customers.

    The system’s affordable cost must be compatible with its incorporation into mass-market vehicles so that it can be offered to the maximum number of customers.

     

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  • 23. Composite/composite assembly process

    An economical technical solution compatible with automobile production rates for the assembly of two parts made of the composite material Thermodur.

    What we are looking for :

    • TPoint jointing
    • Preferably single-face access, but not absolutely required
    • High static mechanical resistance (300 daN in direct tension)
    • Compatibility with adhesive agents at the interface
    • Compatibility with various composite thicknesses (1.5 to 4 mm)
    • 2 to 5 seconds max per assembly point
    • A plus: water-resistant binding
    • A solution for dealing with residue

    What we are not looking for: :

    • Single gluing, LASER or blind riveting
    • Processes requiring pre-drilling
    • A solution with aggressive effects after assembly for the operator or customer
    • Delamination of the composite

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  • 24. Composite/UHLE steel assembly process

    An economical industrial technical solution compatible with automobile production rates for the assembly of a part made of the composite material Thermodur with UHLE sheet steel.

    What we are looking for:

    • Point jointing
    • Preferably single-face access, but not absolutely required
    • High static mechanical resistance (300 daN in direct tension)
    • Compatibility with adhesive agents at the interface
    • Compatibility with various thicknesses of composite (1.5 to 4 mm) and UHLE steel (0.5 to 2 mm; Rm = 1000MPa)
    • 2 to 5 seconds max per assembly point
    • A plus: water-resistant binding
    • A solution for dealing with residue

    What we are not looking for:

    • Single gluing, LASER or blind riveting
    • Processes requiring pre-drilling
    • A solution with aggressive effects after assembly for the operator or customer
    • Delamination of the composite

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  • 25. Breakthrough low-cost actuators for mobile aerodynamic parts

    We are looking for new energy storage technologies for improving volume and mass energy densities along with power densities.

     

    What we are looking for:

    Higher performance energy storage solutions in order to improve the range of electric vehicles along with their services.
    These technologies must be able to be industrialised on a mass-produced scale and used by different OEMs.Actionneurs en rupture pour parties mobiles aérodynamiques

    What we are not looking for:

    • Technical solutions which will significantly increase the price of current solutions.
    • Technical solutions which will be more restrictive than those currently installed.

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  • 26. Increasing the comfort of seats without increasing their volume

    New mass-produced technical solutions to bring greater comfort to complete vehicle seats (seats, backs, etc.)

    What we are looking for:

    Within the current overall dimensions of our seats, we are looking for mass-produced solutions which will enable us to increase the comfort of the complete seat in all of its components.
    For the rear seats, the objective is to obtain a target comfort equivalent to the front seats currently in use given the height restriction for the available volume.
    For the front seats, we are looking for innovative solutions which will be a real breakthrough in terms of the improvement in overall comfort (visual and felt).
    The comfort provided must be perceptible in all situations: driving, at rest, driving straight ahead or around a curve, over all types of road surface, etc.
    The solutions proposed must provide this level of comfort throughout the life of the vehicle without significant deterioration.
    The solutions may also make it possible to propose a seat which could offer the same overall comfort but within a reduced space.

    What we are not looking for:

    Solutions which do not comply with current and future specifications of our seats (including regulatory and consumer-based restrictions), along with the perceived quality or quality when used, behaviour in case of shocks, or which could give off volatile organic compounds or odours for example.

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  • 27. Microbiological treatment of vehicle interiors

    Technical solutions produced via economical manufacturing procedures that prevent microbiological developments (bacteria, viruses and mould) leading to disagreeable odours or allergies in vehicle interiors.

    What we are looking for:

    We want to bring customers of the PEUGEOT, CITROËN and DS brands technical solutions ensuring healthy vehicle environments (by treating the air, grip areas and confined surfaces), in particular targeting areas that come into contact with occupants, irrespective of the type of use (professional, shared or family vehicles) or the market in which the vehicle is sold. Traitement de la microbiologie

    The technical solutions for microbiological treatment may be active (e.g. energy sources) or passive (e.g. chemical reaction). Their harmlessness for our customers must be scientifically demonstrated.

    They can be fitted on our vehicles as original equipment or as accessories.

    What we are not looking for: :

    • Technical solutions incompatible with automotive costs.
    • Technical solutions failing to respect environmental standards.
    • Technical solutions posing constraints to our customers (implementation of an active system).
    • Technical solutions posing health risks for our customers.
    • Technical solutions that pose a risk of premature ageing for the materials used in the parts on our vehicles.

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  • 28. Interior cabin decor in natural inorganic materials

    Manufacturing procedures for decorating door panels, the dashboard and interior trim with natural, inorganic materials, with a stone or slate look.

    What we are looking for:

    We want to bring customers of the PEUGEOT, CITROËN and DS brands interior environments that underscore the upmarket move of our vehicles and their environmental respect, through the use of new natural materials used in simple and economical manufacturing procedures.
    Matériaux naturels et non organiques

    Example of envisioned material: stone and mineral decors

    What we are not looking for:

    • Technical solutions incompatible with automotive costs
    • Finishes with an imitation look
    • Solutions releasing volatile organic compounds and odours

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  • 29. Cabin trim made of natural raw or recycled materials (plants)

    Cost-effective industrial processes for making interior trim (door panel, instrument panel and cabin), from natural raw or recycled materials (plants).

    What we are looking for:

    Our aim is to create new cabin interiors for Peugeot, Citroën and DS line customers, reflecting the more upmarket positioning of our vehicles and their respect for the environment, through the use of new authentic natural materials based on simple, cost-efficient industrial processes .Materiaux-bruts

    Examples of possible materials: wood, rush, jute.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Technical solutions that are not compliant with the cost of mass produced vehicles.
    • Materials that look like imitations (fake wood, fake fibre, etc.).
    • Technical solutions that gives off volatile organic compounds or bad smells

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  • 30. Recycled materials in visible and non-visible applications

    Economic industrial processes for incorporating recycled materials in technical parts (not visible) and decorative parts (visible) inside or outside the vehicle.

    What we are looking for:

    We wish to offer our Peugeot, Citroën and DS customers solutions which show respect for our environmental responsibilities through the use of recycled materials used in simple and economical industrial processes.
    Examples of the materials envisaged: glass, aluminium/bronze, plastic, paper, secondary materials (sugar cane offcuts, etc.)
    The solutions proposed must be applicable throughout the production periods of the targeted vehicles.
    The characteristics of the solutions must be stable over time throughout the production period of the vehicles using it.
    The solutions must be able to be applied to vehicles produced and distributed in different geographical areas.
    The cost of solutions based on recycled materials must be similar to or less than those of current materials.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Technical solutions not compatible with automotive costs
    • Uses which are not consistent with the required mechanical characteristics
    • Imitation-style finishes for decorative parts
    • Solutions that give off volatile organic compounds or odours.

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  • 31. Intelligent and functional materials

    New materials or solutions, implemented using economic industrial processes, which bring new functions inside and outside the vehicle or developments which break away from existing functions.

    What we are looking for:

    We wish to offer our Peugeot, Citroën and DS customers new breakthrough solutions bringing them new functions or significant developments in existing functions.
    These solutions may be integrated into materials such as glass, textiles, plastics, etc.
    Examples: optical solutions for transmitting or filtering light, sensitive layers, shape-memorising materials, etc.
    The solutions must visibly help our customers, be image-enhancing and able to be integrated into the maximum number of vehicle variants (costs, compactness, etc.).

    What we are not looking for:

    • Technical solutions not compatible with automotive costs
    • Solutions which significantly increase vehicle weights
    • Solutions which impact the electrical energy requirements of the vehicle

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  • 32. Innovative materials used in thermal comfort

    New materials (inside or outside the vehicle) and economic industrial processes for improving or preserving the thermal comfort felt in the passenger compartment.

    What we are looking for :

    We wish to offer our Peugeot, Citroën and DS customers solutions which help improve the thermal comfort of the vehicle occupants in all situations (cold, heat, when starting, when driving, etc.).
    Solutions which significantly improve thermal insulation and/or ventilation of the passenger compartment and maintain the comfort to the touch of certain areas (steering wheel, arm rest, gear knob, etc.).
    The solutions proposed must be based on the use of innovative materials or on surface treatment solutions.
    The solutions proposed must preserve current finish treatment options including decor (outside and inside).
    The solutions proposed must have a durability equivalent to current technical solutions without requiring additional or more frequent maintenance.

    What we are not looking for :

    • Technical solutions not compatible with automotive costs

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  • 33. Innovative materials used in acoustic comfort

    New materials and economic industrial processes for improving the acoustic comfort felt in the passenger compartment (on visible or non-visible parts)

    What we are looking for:

    We wish to offer our Peugeot, Citroën and DS customers new breakthrough solutions in the improvement of the acoustic comfort felt by vehicle occupants.
    The solutions proposed must be based on the use of innovative materials or on surface treatment solutions.
    Through their high performance, compactness or lowering of costs, they will improve the overall service within the same space or maintain the same performance in a reduced space.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Technical solutions not compatible with automotive costs
    • Solutions which are heavier than the current solutions providing the same service
    • Solutions that give off volatile organic compounds or odours.

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  • 34. Solutions for high-speed initiation of catalytic converters

    Emission standards are becoming more and more strict and require post treatment systems which initiate more quickly than those currently in existence. We are looking for technologies to meet this requirement.

    What we are looking for:

    • Catalytic converters consisting of materials whose characteristics enable it to initiate faster
    • Technological solutions outside the catalytic converter which supply the energy required for initiation.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Solutions which will significantly increase the price of current solutions.
    • Technical solutions which will be more restrictive than those currently installed.

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  • 35. Limiting the formation of N2O by Diesel catalytic converters

    Post-treatment systems generate N2O, we are looking for solutions which would limit or remove this pollutant.

    What we are looking for:

    • ontrol solutions on the post-treatment line (injection of urea for SCR systems and control of purges for LNT systems)
    • Catalytic solutions which would make it possible either to limit or treat (De-N2O) the emission of the pollutant
    • Proposed solutions before mid 2017 in order to apply them in the context of 2020-2025 emissions standards.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Technical solutions which will significantly increase the price of current solutions.

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  • 36. Lithium ion battery monitor with a cost breakthrough

    Monitoring solutions for vehicle batteries using Lithium ion technologies and their derivatives, but that are a cost breakthrough compared to current solutions.

    What we are looking for:

    Solutions that concern battery systems using Lithium ion chemicals and derivatives, for voltages used in the automotive sector (12V, 48V, etc.).

    The solutions offered must enable around 30% savings on the cost of the monitoring system for this type of battery, for equivalent or improved battery unit performance.

    Thus, the life cycle, number of chage/discharge cycles, voltage level stability, and temperature/vibration resistance must be at least equivalent.

    The incorporation volume required for the proposed solution must be equivalent to current systems; however, the aim is to obtain a more compact system.

    The solutions offered must be pre-configured to be easily used during a second life after their use in the vehicle, for example in fixed installations.

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  • 37. Advanced super-condenser technologies

    We are looking for new high-capacity high-performance technologies which combine power and energy.

    What we are looking for:

    Currently, high-capacity devices only generate power. We are looking for high-capacity devices which in addition would enable energy to be stored and retrieved in order to improve the energy balance of vehicles or to be able to meet new energy requirements associated with new on-board functions. These technologies must be able to be industrialised on a mass-produced scale and used by different OEMs.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Technical solutions which will significantly increase the price of current solutions.
    • Technical solutions which will be more restrictive than those currently installed.

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  • 38. Breakthrough energy storage technologies

    We are looking for new energy storage technologies for improving volume and mass energy densities along with power densities.

    What we are looking for:

    Higher performance energy storage solutions in order to improve the range of electric vehicles along with their services.
    These technologies must be able to be industrialised on a mass-produced scale and used by different OEMs.

    What we are not looking for:

    • Technical solutions which will significantly increase the price of current solutions.
    • Technical solutions which will be more restrictive than those currently installed.

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  • 39. High performance optical fibre operating in the visible spectrum (blue) for high power lasers (5W – 10W)

    These optical fibres will be used to guide the light from a centralised light source to lighting and signalling components at front and rear within the red and blue wavelengths.

    What we are looking for:

    These optical fibres will be used to guide the light from a centralised light source to lighting and signalling components within the red and blue wavelengths.

    Source power will range between 1W (red wavelengths) and between 5W and 7W (blue wavelengths)

    These fibres must be automotive grade (temperature, vibration, shocks, lifetime and sealing).

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