Capgemini and Peugeot Sport partners for 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, which participates in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), an international motorsport competition with several races, including the 24 Hours of LeMans. This multi-year partnership, announced at the beginning of April, allows the Peugeot Sport team to rely on Capgemini’s expertise in data analytics and artificial intelligence to analyze the car’s behavior in real time and improve its performance.

Capgemini

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

Today it has become a world leader in this sector, employing 325,000 people in more than 50 countries. With 55 years of experience and extensive expertise in different business sectors, it meets all the needs of its clients, 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 the partner of World Rugby, the Ryder Cup, one of the most important events in golf, 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 in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this summer, with two cars race numbers 93 and 94. Until then, development work, simulations and testing will continue before the final homologation of the 9X8 is carried out by the FIA, freezing its technical characteristics until 2025.

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

This technological support is essential and shows the evolution of motorsport. The specific calculation methods, algorithms and artificial intelligence offered by Capgemini complement the software developed in the sports and automotive industries. For example, this collaboration will allow finer management of the energy used, both for acceleration and for regeneration (limited by regulation to 200 kW), one of the key points of the 9X8’s performance and reliability in the competition.

Artificial intelligence and live analysis of the car’s behavior open up the field of possibilities for the teams: assistance with existing and rapidly changing technologies in motorsport, performance research, anticipation of a wider range of scenarios, etc.

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

“We are delighted to partner with Capgemini, a leader in digital technologies and a specialist in data and artificial intelligence, to develop and operate our PEUGEOT 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar. Every meter traveled by the PEUGEOT 9X8 on the track or in the simulator is recorded, analyzed and interpreted using Capgemini’s powerful tools, which complement and optimize the data collected by the team. The association of PEUGEOT and Capgemini is the excellence of French technology that shines worldwide. This development is the picture of the Group’s evolution towards a TechCompany. †

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

Jérôme Siméon, Executive Director of Capgemini’s Strategic Business Unit Southern Europe and 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 advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities available to Peugeot Sport teams. Our common goal is to continuously improve the performance of the Hypercar to make a remarkable entry into the competition. This partnership with a strong technological dimension reinforces the historic partnership between Capgemini and the Stellantis group. It gives substance to our shared ambitions and values ​​to shape the future of mobility through sustainable and innovative solutions. †

Peugeot production cars will benefit from the progress made by the Peugeot Sport and Capgemini teams under this partnership.