Peugeot Fractal is an ideas incubator that explores new design and manufacturing processes. 3D-printed parts represent more than 80% of the interior trim surface. The anechoic materials were made through generative design - a process used to achieve the perfect component.
The four-wheel-drive electric steering ensures outstanding efficiency in the city and stability at high speed. The air springs can function automatically or be controlled by the driver to adjust ground clearance between 7cm and 11cm: the lowest position optimises aerodynamics on the road and extends the Peugeot Fractal's autonomy; the highest clearance allows the car to negotiate city streets with ease and take speed humps and car park entrances in its stride.
The anechoic surfaces cover more than 15 square metres of the cabin interior and were produced by generative design. The computing power of today's machines makes it possible to explore all variations of shapes and structures for a given part. Generative design creates efficient shapes and develops the perfect part in each case through the use of algorithms. Peugeot Fractal uses just the right amount of material to ensure acoustic efficiency.
The Peugeot i-Cockpit® design offers a unique perspective which naturally incorporates sound (acoustics) alongside sight and touch, since people rely on all three of these senses to negotiate their immediate environment.
The Fractal concept also makes everyday life easier for the vehicle owner through the use of a Samsung Gear S smartwatch, which provides continuous information on the status of the battery, charging time, interior temperature and vehicle location. The watch gives the driver one-touch access to open the doors and customise interior features such as the air conditioning and sound system.