Capgemini and Peugeot Sport are collaborating on the development of the Peugeot 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar

Peugeot Sport has joined forces with Capgemini to accelerate and optimize the development of its hybrid hypercar, the Peugeot 9X8, entered in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), an international motorsport competition that contains several races, including the 24 Le Mans hours. This multi-year collaboration, announced in early April, will allow the Peugeot Sport team to rely on Capgemini’s experience in data analysis and artificial intelligence to analyze the car’s behavior in real time and improve its performance. performance.

Capgemini

Capgemini, a digital services company, was created by Serge Kampf on October 1, 1967 in Grenoble under the name Sogeti.

Today, it has become a world leader in this sector and employs 325,000 people in more than 50 countries. With 55 years of experience and extensive experience in different business sectors, it satisfies all the needs of its customers, from strategy and design to operations management, thanks to the capabilities of artificial intelligence. cloud, data, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. .

Capgemini sponsors international sporting events, the company is a partner in World Rugby, the Ryder Cup, one of the most important golf events, and is now associated with Peugeot Sport.

The partnership for the Peugeot 9X8

Peugeot Sport’s Peugeot 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar will make its official debut at the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this summer, with two cars wearing the 93 and 94 numbers. Until then, development work, simulations and tests will continue before the final approval of the 9X8 by the FIA, which will freeze its technical characteristics until 2025.

For the whole team, engineers, drivers and mechanics, the knowledge of the car in its entirety and its potential will be enhanced thanks to the joint use of digital tools from Peugeot Sport and Capgemini.

This technological support is essential and demonstrates the evolution of motorsport. The specific calculation methods, algorithms and artificial intelligence offered by Capgemini will complement the software developed in the sport and the automotive industry. This collaboration will allow, for example, a finer management of the energy used, both for acceleration and regeneration (limited by regulations to 200 kW) constituting one of the key points of the performance and reliability of the 9X8 in the league.

Artificial intelligence and live analysis of car behavior open up a field of possibilities for teams: assistance with existing and rapidly evolving technologies in motorsport, performance research, anticipation of a greater number of scenarios, etc.

Jean-Marc Finot, director of Peugeot Sport, says:

“We are especially pleased to partner with Capgemini, a leader in digital technology and a specialist in data and artificial intelligence, for the development and operation of our PEUGEOT 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar. Every meter the PEUGEOT 9X8 travels on the track or The simulator will be recorded, analyzed and interpreted using Capgemini’s high-performance tools, which will complete and optimize the data collected by the team.The partnership of PEUGEOT and Capgemini is the excellence of French technology that shines in scale This development is the image of the Group’s evolution towards a TechCompany. “

In addition to an efficient and radical new aerodynamic concept, the Peugeot 9X8 runs on 100% recyclable fuel and uses next-generation batteries, which demonstrates the brand’s commitment to innovative and more sustainable mobility.

Jérôme Siméon, CEO of Capgemini’s Southern Europe Strategic Business Unit and a member of the Group’s General Management Committee, said:

“We are delighted to support Peugeot Sport in this ambitious challenge to make the PEUGEOT 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar an iconic vehicle of its generation. We look forward to making our cutting-edge data and intelligence capabilities available to Peugeot Sport teams. Our common goal is to continually improve the performance of the Hypercar to make a remarkable entry into the competition.This partnership with a strong technological dimension strengthens the historic collaboration between Capgemini and the Stellantis group.It embodies our ambitions and shared values ​​to shape the future of mobility through sustainable and innovative solutions. ”

The production cars of the Peugeot brand will benefit from the advances made by the Peugeot Sport and Capgemini teams within the framework of this partnership.

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