With Hagora Pulse, Automotive engineering is entering a new dimension

Hagora Pulse is a bundle of technology in a single concept car, from connected driving and health to augmented reality, not to mention energy reduction and efficiency.

Aside from its potential use in connected vehicles, augmented reality is also taking centre stage with the autonomous industrial drone ATLAS for use in the Factory of the Future.

Finally, in addition to highly refined know-how in terms of style, demonstrated by its innovative Hagora Pulse design, Segula Technologies is unveiling upmarket services from its product lines and has proven its ability to manage complex projects from design to mass production.

Connected Driving and Health

Segula Technologies presents the next generation of e-sense, the application that lets you take control of your vehicle's dashboard.

- Car 2 Car: the use of technology derived from Li-Fi to transmit information between vehicles using optics placed in the front and back helps avoid collisions before they’re seen.

 - Gesture commands: with the help of augmented reality, drivers can now carry out certain commands and activate the windscreen information display with a simple head movement, without taking their hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road.

 - Connected health: Plessey sensors have been integrated in the passenger compartment (steering wheel and seat) to monitor vital signs for a swifter emergency service response.

Augmented Reality

Segula Technologies is helping its clients build the Factory of the Future with ATLAS, an industrial drone that replaces traditional assembly lines.

In addition to optimising production tool unit flexibility, ATLAS helps encourage energy-efficient factories, better stock handling and improved productivity.

The use of augmented reality in this drone opens the door to a plethora of new uses, whether for routine maintenance operations or for other functions (complex industrial maintenance, quality control, etc.). This demonstration was carried out in partnership with Diota.

Weight Reduction

Segula Technologies presents a bonnet made of composite materials (mainly composite fabric and plastic parts) — and particularly its response during a static loading or crash (pedestrian collision).

In comparison to a steel plate, the use of this technology allows a considerable decrease in the bonnet's mass (around 50%) and an decrease in the number of parts, reduced by more than half. For the bonnet alone, the number of parts is reduced from five to two.

In parallel, Segula Technologies is demonstrating its technical mastery of stamping functions and geometry through the use of lighter steel during the stamping process, in partnership with ArcelorMittal and Autoform.

This offers numerous advantages for both manufacturers and end users — energy reduction, improved product quality, industrial performance and reduced fuel consumption.

Energy Efficiency

Urban Starc is reducing CO2 emissions and optimising vehicle thermal energy.

Engine heat that flows through the coolant circuit is recovered and stored in thermal energy storage (TES) equipped with phase-change materials.

Stored energy can be used at any moment, without time constraints:

- within a vehicle to heat the passenger compartment or to quickly preheat the motor

-  within the home, to reheat a hot water tank, for example

Urban Starc potentially allows up to 25,000 kJ of energy to be stored, depending on the driving cycle. This represents an improved consumption of 0.75 L of fuel per 100 km and a 17 g/km reduction in CO2 emissions.



At the Geneva International Motor Show, SEGULA Technologies is going to present its ultra-connected concept car with an innovative design: Hagora Pulse. A worldwide first, the engineering group will reveal its latest innovation, "Pedestrian detection," and several technological revolutions (e-sense, Urban Starc) which will equip the cars of tomorrow. The Factory of the Future will also be a key theme, with the ATLAS industrial drone.

With 10,000 employees spread out over 26 countries, SEGULA Technologies  is a global engineering group, working to increase competitiveness in the major industrial sectors. Segula Technologies is at the heart of innovation in the automotive industry: it pilots and carries out complex projects, from design to industrialisation.

Segula Technologies is accelerating the development of innovations in order to improve the safety of road users

Its latest innovation will be presented as a worldwide first onboard its concept car, the Hagora Pulse:

Pedestrian detection and visual feedback. The system of cameras embedded in the windscreen identify the passenger about to cross in front of the car, takes control of the vehicle, and informs the pedestrian that he/she may cross, through a visual displayed on the bonnet.

This technological brick adds to the e-sense application, which enables the driver to take control of his/her vehicle's dashboard:

- E-sense monitors the medical health of the vehicle's occupants through sensors incorporated into the cockpit (steering wheel, seats) in order to accelerate medical care if necessary.

- In the Car2Car field, one solution based on LiFi technology, integrated into the optics, enables the constant transmission of information between vehicles, thus preventing any pile-ups.

- The gesture commands, combined with augmented reality, promote the display of information on the windscreen by a simple movement of the driver's head, without removing hands from the steering wheel, nor taking eyes off the road, thus increasing the level of safety while driving.

The vehicle's energy reused in the home

In Geneva, SEGULA Technologies are also going to present Urban Starc, a brand new technology which helps to reduce CO2 emissions, but also and above all it helps to optimise the vehicle's thermal energy, to heat the vehicle's cockpit, preheat its engine in winter, or even better, to heat a water heater when arriving home! In fact, the engine's heat travelling through the cooling system is stored in order to be reused with no time limitation.

These technological developments complement a wide range of other innovative solutions like the lighter bonnet, made of composite materials (mass savings of 50% for the bonnet), which also results in a marked decrease in fuel consumption.

A market with considerable growth prospects

Lastly, SEGULA Technologies is foreshadowing the factory of the future, with its autonomous industrial drone, ATLAS. Presented with an Augmented Reality application (provision of virtual data in a real environment), this drone is intended to replace traditional assembly lines and optimise the flexibility of the production machinery.

In the area of Augmented Reality, SEGULA Technologies is investing i a market with very strong development potential: valuated at 184 million euros in 2014, it is estimated to grow to 1.3 billion euros by 2019, i.e., a tenfold increase in the number of applications. Source Juniper Research – 2015-2019 Augmented Reality Report.