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Capgemini joins forces with Peugeot Sport to accelerate and optimise the development of its hybrid hypercar

Capgemini joins forces with Peugeot Sport to accelerate and optimise the development of its hybrid hypercar

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Capgemini has signed a multi-year partnership with Peugeot Sport to provide the PEUGEOT 9X8 FIA WEC programme team with advanced digital tools. Peugeot Sport is poised to make its return to topflight endurance racing this summer. It will capitalise on Capgemini’s data and AI applications expertise to take the performance of its revolutionary hybrid Hypercar forward, both in the simulator and on the racetrack. This new partnership also embodies the commitment of both companies to the energy transition.

Pooling the capacity of Peugeot Sport and Capgemini’s digital tools will enable the team’s engineers, drivers and mechanics to deepen their understanding of the 9X8, while also accelerating and boosting its competitive potential. In particular, as software development becomes a key factor given that the car’s hardware specification will be frozen for a period of four years, in keeping with the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar regulations.

With Peugeot Sport at a crucial stage in the car’s development, this fundamental technological support is a sign of how motor racing is evolving. For example, the specific calculations ability, algorithms and Artificial Intelligence brought to the table by Capgemini will complement the software developed within the sport and automobile industry. This will help deliver increasingly precise energy management under acceleration and during the regeneration phase (capped by the regulations at 200kW), two vital performance and reliability-related parameters.

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