Strong potential FOR INNOVATION
talent for innovating in driveability and driving aids is illustrated
by a number of demonstrators – for the six-speed EGS, Snow Motion and
emergency call systems – as well as by the presentation of the USB Box.
Six-speed EGS: optimised driveability and fuel consumption
six-speed EGS is a real alternative to conventional manual and
automatic transmissions. It enhances driving pleasure in both manual
mode (no clutch pedal, swift gear changing with the steering-wheel
paddles) and in automatic mode (no worries about changing gears). At
the same time, it consumes between 3% and 5% less fuel than a
conventional manual gearbox, in automated mode and depending on the
cycle, and sells at an attractive price.
Emergency call system: immediate assistance in the event of an accident
with the NaviDrive system, CitroŽn Emergency makes it easy to locate a
vehicle via GPS in the event of an accident or illness and to contact
the emergency services (depending on the country). This call can be
made automatically, in the event of impact, or by pressing and holding
down the “SOS” button. Drivers are systematically addressed in their
own language. Operating on a 24/7 basis, CitroŽn Emergency is currently
available in nine European countries.
Snow Motion: extended traction control
on the C5 Airscape concept car, the Snow Motion system is an innovative
traction control system with extended functions.
system offers remarkable performance in terms of vehicle traction and
"take-off" on surfaces with low grip (mud, snow, etc.). The benefits,
already significant with conventional tyres, are further increased when
the car is shod with winter tyres. In this configuration, the
performance of the Snow Motion system is close to that of a four-wheel