New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard
I'm behind the wheel of the new Peugeot 208 on the floor of the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, taking a look at the new Peugeot i-Cockpit with 3D HUD combo, which technically isn't a head-up display, but we'll get into that in a moment.
Now my French is a little rusty and I'm having a hard time finding English information about this technology.
But I'm a pretty smart boy, and I think I figured out how it works.
It all starts with the digital instrument cluster.
Think Audi virtual cockpit.
It's a color TFT display that displays part of the information about what's going on with the vehicle, things like your fuel level, your battery charge state, maybe even the surrounds for your gauges.
Now here's where things get interesting.
Now, a standard head-up display uses an upward-firing screen to bounce an image off of a film on your windshield to make it look like the image is floating in front of you.
The 3D hood combo takes that and flips it upside down using a screen that fires downward onto a visor in front of the digital instrument cluster.
So information displayed on that second screen appears to float a couple of inches in front of the display.
Does it add any functionality?
Well, no, but it looks really cool.
And what's interesting is that this is a production car.
It's gonna be on the road later this year with that technology in the dashboard.
But will it ever see the United States?
Well, Peugeot's not due to return to the United States for a couple of years, so you'll be a while waiting on it in this car.
But I wouldn't be surprised to see this technology [UNKNOWN] in a competing model soon.
For even more cool technologies like this, check out the rest of our coverage of the 2019 Geneva Auto Show right here on theroadshow.com.