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Category: Innovation culture

What are the new trends in automotive innovation? The In Movement blog analyzes the technologies that will be part of the car of tomorrow.

Design and connectivity: new links with your vehicle?

On 22 January 2015, at #meetPSAexperts “Design and connectivity: (re)establish a dialogue with your car”, our guests  were able to talk to our experts Saran Diakité Kaba, Thierry Le Hay and Antoine Van Marcke. The evening set the scene for lively discussions on Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs), the user experience (UX) and our relationship with connected…

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Unleashing the connected car

Remy Pothet, Global Head of the Automotive Sector at TNS, recently published a white paper on the subject of connected cars on the TNS Automotive Blog.  In this study, which is aimed directly at vehicle manufacturers, he discusses the challenges facing the connected car and the levers that could be pulled to make it a…

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StelLab: looking back over five years of open innovation in automotive technology

On 15 October 2015, StelLab (Science Technologies Exploratory Lean LABoratory) celebrated its fifth anniversary! Set up to coordinate scientific partnerships, the mission of StelLab is to create an interdisciplinary network for exchange and discussion between scientists, engineers and experts from PSA Peugeot Citroën. Its ambition: to identify and develop new technologies and innovations for the…

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Open innovation, a business approach tailored to the market

05.02.2013

How do companies adapt to their environment in order to remain in touch with society and to develop services and products that respond to new consumer expectations? Yesterday evening, the Opinion Valley agency invited me to see their lab, designed in partnership with the collaborative association, la Ruche to talk about just that subject: adapting…

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Autonomy, the key word?

Does it still seem a distant prospect to think of autonomous cars – real robots! – driving along intelligent roads that provide them with real-time information on traffic conditions? It would seem not, going by the latest developments in this field… To start with, why would we want to let our (beloved) car drive itself?…

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The creative process in automotive design

31.10.2012

Second episode in the series: creativity and the automotive world. Following my interview with Thierry Metroz, I talked to Peugeot stylist Athanassios Tubidis, the man behind BB1, about his work. I asked him a question that was simple but of infinite reach: how can you stay creative when you’re working in a closed environment (in…

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Trends: colours & materials at the Paris Motor Show

15.10.2012

As promised on Twitter, In Movement visited the Paris Motor Show to find out more about the latest design trends in colours and materials. On the agenda: refinement, passion and innovation. Two major surprises on show: upholstery and lighting Upholstery involves a closely-knit team of ten people who we hope to talk about again in…

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A piano resembling a sailboat at the Paris Motor Show

03.10.2012

The Paris Motor Show opened its doors last Saturday for two weeks. Porte de Versailles will be the centre of gravity for all enthusiasts of design, technology and mobility. Particularly this year, with vehicle manufacturers showcasing feats of technological, technical and ecological excellence. In the case of Peugeot, the design team is presenting a piano…

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Cars as shared objects

26.09.2012

Cars are set to remain the preferred means of transport for many years to come: 80% of French people use one to get around. Nevertheless, the average age today for the first purchase of a new vehicle is 51. Young adults no longer dream of owning a car: we have come a long way from…

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How does human mobility shape our cities?

01.06.2012

I visited an exhibition that showed me how human mobility has shaped our cities and urban areas over the ages and through to the immediate future. Following my visit, I was able to meet the organiser of the exhibition, Jean-Marie Duthilleul, and ask him a few questions about the city of the future… Watch this…

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Whatever happened to “real time”?

20.04.2012

The race for synchronisation? In the last century, the regime of universal synchronisation enforced by snapshot technologies and “real time” requirements was appropriately reflected in the rigid programme schedule applied to television. As a result, time spread across space. The world was rightly described as a “global village”. However, everything changes if, on the one…

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The pleasure of sound

18.04.2012

Sound and mobility: a core paradox We are increasingly demanding with respect to sound: we want to reduce noise nuisance while improving the quality of the sounds around us. This is the era of sound control. This sensitivity to the quality of sound is increasing in our society and is set to develop still further,…

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A day made of glass

03.04.2012

In my mind, I expected the year 2000 to bring faster travel and more personal ties with reality. I thought that I’d be able to fly to the stars whenever I wanted. To say I was excited would be an understatement. Since then, the future has become the present, and even without flying cars, without…

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Listening to weak signals

02.04.2012

How is it that a designer at a given moment is able to create the objet that everybody wants? What enables him/her to be so completely in tune with their times and with what people will like?   It seems to me that the difficulty lies in sensing what will become a must-have without getting…

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