Peugeot RCZ reveals mood paint finish [video]

Peugeot UK has unveiled an RCZ that uses an innovative reactive paint to change its body colour to reflect your emotions - be it happy, sad or anything in between.

Technicians at Peugeot developed this pioneering new technology by using a psychochromatic coating (mood paint), which alters the molecular structure of the paint to emit light at varying wavelengths. The driver's moods are detected via heat sensors integrated into the steering wheel, which read their body temperature and pulse rate to change the exterior colour of the car accordingly.

So if you're feeling happy, the specially-coated RCZ will turn a shade of yellow, depending on the extent of the emotion sensed, but should your feelings change to anger and you're hit by a fit of road rage, then the car will turn a deep shade of red.

And as long as drivers are ‘happy' to express their emotions, the whole emotional spectrum of body colours is available to them, including: dark blue - for when drivers are feeling a little down, while a hue of green will spread across the exterior when a driver is detected to be feeling very relaxed.

Speaking about the innovative new ‘mood paint' concept, product manager, Vince Clisham at Peugeot, said: "This really is a world first for motoring, to have developed a paint that accurately reflects the emotion of the driver, will no doubt have our competitors green with envy. Particularly as our customers can experience this innovation behind the wheel of the RCZ - a sports coupé that already inspires goose-bumps with its double-bubble roof line."

What do you think of the innovative new "mood paint" concept?

Published Apr 1st, 2012 9:28pm By Peugeot
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That's all great, but what happens when I'm horny?
Apr 2nd, 2012 2:31pm
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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
Flora Polis = April Fools
Apr 2nd, 2012 11:53am
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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
If MB took it seriously, they be quaking in their boots.
Apr 2nd, 2012 11:49am
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Jorge_has_A3_TDI Jorge_has_A3_TDI
April fool! "uplifting" = sh*t color? and "pretty lady" = pink? Only from Peugeot!
Apr 2nd, 2012 3:30am
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dmanero dmanero
April fool joke no doubt
Apr 2nd, 2012 1:11am
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SV-maniac91 SV-maniac91
fool or not i love the idea! it would just be better if you can change the color on your demand :P
Apr 2nd, 2012 12:50am
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SV-maniac91 SV-maniac91
fool or not i love the idea! it would just be better if you can change the color on your demand :P
Apr 2nd, 2012 12:50am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
The final colour change was pretty funny!
Apr 1st, 2012 11:25pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
Is that a spoof?!!
Apr 1st, 2012 10:17pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
forgot april fools
Apr 1st, 2012 10:18pm
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msox4 msox4
I don't care what it is , she is hot
Apr 1st, 2012 10:11pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
Apr 2nd, 2012 6:42am
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NYyanks NYyanks
oh god it's another april fools joke haha
Apr 1st, 2012 9:45pm
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OsamaS.Husain OsamaS.Husain
Is this kind of "April fool's day"?
Apr 1st, 2012 9:39pm
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ghent2008 ghent2008
He was looking at her breasts lol
Apr 2nd, 2012 5:12am
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manual-trans manual-trans
She has no breasts!! Or shell I order you a pair of eye glasses!
Apr 2nd, 2012 6:39am
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