You may remember the Peugeot Instinct Concept car introduced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. The revolutionary concept car used ARTIK cloud services as an onramp to the Internet of Things, allowing it to connect to social media, and smart home devices, including voice-controlled personal assistants, lighting, door locks, security systems, smart televisions, and audio streaming services. The Instinct gave the world a new vision of what the connected car of the future could look like.
Well, the Peugeot Instinct Concept has just won the prestigious Award de l’Innovation 2017 by France’s Auto Moto magazine, coming in ahead of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6.
In giving the award, Auto Moto noted the car’s capabilities, saying, “the Lion’s show car is able to move alone [i.e., self-driving] offering a high level of connectivity, but it also allows you to enjoy driving. With a 300 hp rechargeable hybrid engine, combined with a four-wheel drive, this hunting estate has chiseled lines, curved sides and a glazed roof.”
They also recognized the contribution of ARTIK cloud services to the whole package, adding that “Peugeot has partnered with Samsung to exploit its Samsung ARTIK Cloud, [to allow it] to aggregate the data recorded in your watch, your smartphone or all the connected objects of your home.”
Congratulations to Peugeot and everyone who contributed to this award-winning effort!