Peugeot teams up with Beneteau for the Sea Drive Concept

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i-Cockpit inspired powerboat cabin

French boatbuilder Beneteau has teamed up with car maker Peugeot to reveal a functional concept at Paris Boat Show.

Peugeot has become the latest car manufacturer to use its know-how in the nautical world. The designers of Peugeot and Beneteau have created the Sea Drive Concept, a glimpse in the the boating industry’s future steering station.

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Peugeot has developed the i-Cockpit for the car industry. The system comprises several key features:

– A compact steering wheel, the smallest on the market in any segment, for easier handling;

– A head-up display displaying all relevant information in the driver's line of vision so they can keep their eyes on the road and concentrate on steering;

– A large touchscreen with intuitive controls for all comfort functions (radio, air-conditioning, etc.) making it easier to use all the on-board features.

This system is used on several Peugeot models like the 208, 308, 2008, 3008 and 5008.

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On the Sea Drive Concept, the steering wheel is similar with the one used by the Peugeot models. The i-Cockpit trademark piano key switchgear is also present. A large 17-inch touchscreen is nestled to the left of the steering wheel.

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The materials used are identical with the ones found on GT trim level cars: Nappa leather, copper-colored contrasting stitching, and satin chrome trim accents.