Peugeot Citroën (F)

Profile and Expertise

PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN was created when the PEUGEOT brand bought the CITROËN brand in 1976, and later on in 1978 the Chrysler Europe brand. PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN brings together two strong and distinctive brands, each with its own identity, its own vehicle portfolio and commercial marketing.

In 2009, the PSA group sold 3.18 millions vehicles worldwide, and has maintained its position as 2nd European car manufacturer and its leadership in Light Duty Vehicles in Europe. Present in over 150 countries, the PSA Group sells more than a third of its production outside Western Europe. PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN also confirms its environmental leadership with for the 3rd consecutive year nearly a million sold vehicles emitting less than 130 G of CO2/km.

2009 revenue was over 48,4 billion Euros. The consolidated net result was – 1 274 millions Euros for 2009. Over 2 billion Euros were devoted to automotive R&D in 2009 by the PSA Group. The PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN Group also includes the following companies:

  • FAURECIA, controlled at 70.86% by the PSA Group. FAURECIA core businesses include seats, vehicles interior, front bloc and after-treatment systems. FAURECIA 2009 net revenue was 9.3 billions Euros.
  • GEFCO, controlled at 100% by the PSA Group, is the 2nd logistics company in France, covering from road transport to rail, air and maritime activities as well as industrial logistics, preparation and distribution of vehicles, customs and fiscal representation. GEFCO 2009 consolidated revenue was 2.88 billion Euros.
  • Banque PSA finance, controlled at 100% by the PSA Group, is closely associated with the commercial strategies of the PEUGEOT and CITROËN brands. Present in 24 countries Banque PSA Finance deals with the financing of the PEUGEOT and CITROËN sales. It deals with the financing of the vehicle stocks and spare parts for both brand sales networks and proposes to its clients a complete financing and associated services portfolio. The net banking product at the closing of December 2009 was 1.8 billions Euros.
  • Peugeot Scooters, controlled at 100% by the PSA Group, develops and manufactures bikes and scooters in the range 50 to 500cm3.
  • PEUGEOT CITROËN Moteurs (PCM) sells engines and components made by the PSA Group to external customers for industrial and automotive applications.

PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN employs 186 000 persons worldwide.

Main Tasks

PSA will contribute to all WPs, but with a higher effort in WP7, WP1 and WP5. As an end user, PSA would like to take part of the overall directions of the project. PSA will also work on requirements in order to choose between several candidate use cases (ADAS, Display, Telematics, …) one or two that could illustrate the SESAMO methodology. The main point for PSA is the use case evaluation in which the potential security lacks in present automotive processes should appear and it should also show how a dedicated methodology could make systems robust against hacking.

Relevant Experience

PSA has been deeply involved in embedded software architectures for more than 10 years with a very high level effort on safety systems and associated methodologies. We are speaker of the AUTOSAR WPIII-1.3 dedicated on Functional safety and active contributor of WPIII-1.2 dedicated to the AUTOSAR methodology. We are also one of the key OEMs of the GENIVI alliance (In-Vehicle infotainment reference platform).

With the increasing interest for Advanced Driving Assistance Systems as well as for connectivity facilities, future automotive embedded systems will have to ensure the safety in an open software environment where software attack events will have to be dealt with as new but real failure modes. Thus, the PSA advanced engineering department is well suited to contribute to the SESAMO project by bringing automotive related requirements and use cases.