Materials science: the Peugeot Onyx
Q) What's the Peugeot Onyx concept made of? A) Copper, paper, felt, blood, sweat and tears...
Posted: 12 Oct 2012
These are materials that Peugeot is actively looking to use, Vidal admits, just as they're using the Onyx to demonstrate new methods of presenting data and information to the driver. "Amalgamating digital and analogue" is how Vidal pitches the pop-out 3D keys that surround the instrument binnacle - as speed and rpm rise, so more buttons pop out. Elsewhere, though, button count has been kept to a minimum. The heating controls are like silver torpedoes - you push, pull and twist them to change the settings, and they're handily mounted on the centre console, either side of a large crystal tank.