Oct 5, 2018

Qt Selected by Peugeot for Digital Cockpit in New Concept Car

Qt’s Development Framework Elevates PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT Model’s Digital Cockpit to Next-Generation

Espoo, Finland – October 5, 2018 – Qt today announced that Peugeot – the French car brand – has selected Qt’s development framework as the foundation for the digital cockpit inside the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT.

The interior screens and user interfaces of today’s cars – including digital instrument clusters, heads-up displays, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and rear-seat entertainment systems – play an integral role in the increasingly digital driver experience. With so many disparate screens, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are hard-pressed to maintain a cohesive user experience. Not only must OEMs provide responsive graphics and reliable performance, but they must also meet functional safety standards with very rapid design-to-development production cycles.

The PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT, a fully electric vehicle with autonomous driving capabilities, marries classic styling with cutting-edge technology. The digital cockpit includes 16 screens, the major screen being 49 inches, along with a steering wheel that retracts during autonomous driving. Peugeot used Qt to incorporate the design for the digital cockpit.

Qt’s cross-platform software development framework offers a comprehensive platform that enables Peugeot to create sophisticated digital cockpits with features that range from the dials and meters on the instrument cluster to the touch-enabled user interfaces on the center screen. With tools such as Qt Quick and Qt 3D, Peugeot can develop intuitive, next-generation touch-driven displays that incorporate 3D graphics. Qt’s cross-platform framework ultimately offers the driver a seamlessly integrated user experience across all screens.

“We are thrilled to work with one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers in developing a digital cockpit that goes hand-in-hand with the comprehensive innovation behind the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT,” said Tero Marjamäki, Head of Automotive at The Qt Company. “As the cars of tomorrow evolve to adapt to the digital era of today, the driver experience must follow suit. With Qt’s technology, Peugeot ensures the digital cockpit in the driver’s seat is as advanced as the technology under the hood, setting the stage for the driving experience of the future.”

The PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT, with the Qt-built digital cockpit, is revealed at the Paris Motor Show on Oct. 4-14, 2018.

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About The Qt Company
Qt Group (Nasdaq Helsinki: QTCOM) is a global software company with a strong presence in more than 70 industries and is the leading independent technology behind millions of devices and applications. Qt is used by major global companies and developers worldwide, and the technology enables its customers to deliver exceptional user experiences and advance their digital transformation initiatives. The company's net sales in year 2017 totaled 36,3 MEUR and it employs some 300 people. To learn more, visit http://qt.io.

About Peugeot
A stimulating and rewarding drive, a sleek design, uncompromising quality are the brand's commitment to its customers and contributes to the sensation that each PEUGEOT provides. Present in nearly 160 countries with more than 10,000 points of sale, PEUGEOT progressed in 2017 by 10.4% to 2,119,845 vehicles marketed worldwide. PEUGEOT combines High standards, Look and Emotion with the ambition of being the high-end general-purpose brand internationally. The automobile history of the brand started in 1889 and was enhanced in early 2018 with a new victory on the slopes of the Dakar with the PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi. In 2018, the brand is deepening its commitment to the rallycross championship with the PEUGEOT 208 WRX.