19_19 Concept, the ë-comfort mode travel
After Ami One Concept, Citroën presents 19_19 Concept, a second electric concept to celebrate its centenary and set out its vision of extra-urban mobility. 19_19 Concept is a high-tech object with a spectacular design, inspired by aerospace. It pushes comfort to the extreme, recreating a luxury lounge on wheels in the passenger compartment, we have a smart suspension to give the sensation of flying over the road. Innovative and futuristic, it offers a driving range of 800 km, autonomous driving technology and a Personal Assistant that interacts with passengers.
A TRANSPARENT CAPSULE
With its fully glazed body, 19_19 Concept looks like a transparent bubble. Its length, wheelbase and ultra-short overhangs are impressive.
The very rounded passenger cell initiates the base of an aircraft wing on each side, giving the impression of robustness and width.
The Plexiglas is tinted black at the front and blue at the back, a nod to the blue of the Little Rosalie, a legacy of the brand. In the front, passengers can see and be seen, while having a micro-perforated film that protects their privacy.
A FUTURISTIC FRONT END
19_19 Concept’s design is aerodynamic. The front incorporates a double plexiglass bonnet, top and bottom. The upper bonnet extends very high over the wings, serving as a backdrop for the Full LED lighting signature, integrating the herringbone brand and the Origins logo. The passenger compartment and the technology are visible. The structure of the suspension, the wheels and the inside of the wings are decorated with ribs reminiscent of the rafters.
A TECHNOLOGICAL REAR END
The rear end echoes the front end: the tailgate bubble, the aerodynamic subframe, the lighting signature, with two lines of light in a shape, incorporating the chevrons and forming a spoiler. Two laser detection measurement systems (LIDARs) are at the rear of the roof. The subframe is designed like a skateboard, revealing the batteries and all of the technical components. It is decorated with three blue, white and red lines.
19_19 Concept seems to be hanging above XXL wheels (diameter: 930 mm and 255/30 R30 tires), developed with Goodyear. The tire and the wheel seem to be one, the rubber extending over the rims, contributing to the acoustic comfort.
The wings, both separate from the body and integrated into the wheels, which are completely independent: the cabin seems to be 4 spheres, separated from the road.
Their central spinner remains fixed, displaying the Citroen Origins logo when 19_19 Concept is on the move.
A LOUNGE ON WHEELS
19_19 Concept offers a specific universe to each passenger. The driver’s seat has intuitive controls, a head-up display that gives driving information through the windscreen, an ultra-comfort seat and a speaker in the headrest. The front passenger gets a chaise lounge with motorized, adjustable footrest and rear seats are designed like a sofa. Each passenger has their own area, with personalized content sent directly to them.
At the bottom, the ultra-simplified dashboard has a surface that transforms into a projection screen. The steering wheel floats, Citroen logo in turn.
The doors are reverse-hinged, enabling optimum access for all passengers and no B pillar.
FEEL AS YOU ARE FLYING OVER THE ROAD
19_19 Concept has smart suspension, active intelligent piloting with an anti-roll, anti-list system, in addition to suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions®. Jolts and external disruptions are therefore eliminated.
The wheels and tires also contribute to the suspension comfort. The IntelliGrip technology, a system of smart sensors, enables 19_19 Concept to determine the optimum driving mode, speeding, braking, road-holding and stability.
100% ELECTRIC AND AUTONOMOUS
800KM OF AUTONOMY
19_19 Concept is 100% electric. It does 0-100 km in 5 seconds and has a top speed of 200 km / h. It has ultra-quick induction charging, meaning that it can recover 600 km of driving range in just 20 minutes, without a charging cable.
AN AUTONOMOUS DRIVING
19_19 Concept can manage driving automatically. Some driving phases, such as motorway or traffic jams, may be delegated. For driving pleasure in more complex situations like driving in busy city centers, the driver can take over the steering wheel at any time.
AN INTUITIVE AND PROACTIVE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
The Personal Assistant comes in the form of a cylinder on the dashboard. Equipped with artificial intelligence, it takes over the interactions with the vehicle and the passengers. When the driver is driving, it remains active but does not take over. In driverless mode, the steering wheel and the pedal unit retracts and the Personal Assistant is deployed on the dashboard, freeing up the projection surface for the driver.
The Personal Assistant has natural language voice recognition, developed by SoundHound Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up.
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