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PSA Peugeot Citroën Creates a New OpenLab in Morocco Dedicated to the 'Car of the Future'

January 26, 2016

As part of its Open Innovation strategy and in line with its commitment to staying on the leading edge of automotive research, PSA Peugeot CitroŽn (Paris:UG) is strengthening its ties with top post-graduate schools and universities by creating an OpenLab in Africa.

On 25 January, PSA Peugeot CitroŽn entered into an agreement with five Moroccan universities, two US universities with campuses in Morocco, one locally-based Ecole Centrale engineering school, and a technology transfer centre at the International University of Rabat. The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by Morocco's Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the French Ambassador to Morocco.

The new OpenLab will engage in a four-year research program to explore sustainable mobility systems with three core focuses: the electric vehicle of the future, renewable energy and the logistics of the future.

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