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PSA partner program

Using true CAN data from PSA cars

Published 2018-08-06

The French carmaker has revealed the Free2move program, which includes the Peugeot i-Cockpit, an app displaying also some CAN data.

The Free2move enables to observe some data communicated on the CAN-based in-vehicle networks (Photo: PSA)

Jean-Philippe Imparato from Peugeot, said: “All-new Peugeot Partner renews a 20-year history of ruggedness and quality as confirmed by professional users. Following our recent launch successes, our SUV offensive with Peugeot 2008, 3008 and 5008 and following the lead of all-new Peugeot Rifter, we had to have the same ambition for our LCV vehicle design - i.e. disrupt the market with innovative and unprecedented equipment!”

The i-Cockpit, of which over 4 million units have been sold, is now being fitted on a commercial vehicle for the first time. Fleet Managers can choose from three different telematics packages from Free2Move Connect Fleet. It was introduced in 2016. Now it uses true vehicle CAN bus data to provide accurate information to suit a fleet manager’s needs – whether that’s mileage tracking, hours of use, fuel consumption or real-time monitoring of service intervals and mechanical alerts. Driving analysis with customized advice for the driver and real-time location tracking are also available, assisting businesses in driving down both the costs and risk associated with vehicle management.

Depending on the version, the vehicle has electric parking brake, adaptive cruise control, extended traffic sign recognition, active lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, active safety brake, a tow-bar stabiliser, automatic headlight dipping, blind spot monitoring and hands-free entry and start.

An 8-inch color touch screen provides connectivity. Located within easy reach and tilted towards the driver, it comes with two USB sockets, one auxiliary socket and Bluetooth. Wireless smartphone charging is also available as an option. The system is supplemented by Mirror Screen that is compatible with Mirror Link, Apple Carplay, and Android Auto.

The connected 3D navigation system features voice control, enabling points of interest to be found in a simple and intuitive way. A three-year subscription is offered free of charge, providing real-time traffic conditions (TomTom Traffic) and live information related to car-parks, fuel stations and the weather forecast on your route.

To further improve user safety, the 3D navigation system is accompanied by Peugeot Connect SOS and Assistance. In the event of an accident Peugeot Connect SOS raises the alarm, geo-locates the vehicle and contacts emergency services, if necessary. Peugeot Assistance can use information like geo-location, vehicle chassis number, mileage and mechanical warnings flagged up by the on-board computer to send a recovery vehicle if needed. To facilitate everyday usage and to help manage vehicle maintenance, fuel consumption and journey analysis, all-new Peugeot Partner offers a range of connectivity options and all UK vehicles come from factory connected-ready.

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