Major Valeo innovations to be presented at IAA Mobility 2021

Event gets underway in Munich

The Valeo innovations presented at the IAA Mobility to be held in Munich from September 7 to 12 will address the need for safer, cleaner and more diverse mobility.

Valeo is responding to recent helth and safety expectations through innovations that are aligned with today’s needs.

One example is Valeo’s development of an ultraviolet ray air purifier for buses and coaches, which eliminates more than 95 per cent of viruses, microbes and bacteria while the vehicle is on the move with passengers on board.

For cars, Valeo has developed highly effective air filters that block 96 per cent of allergens and 99.4 per cent of viruses, including coronaviruses.

One in two new models will be fitted with such a filter within the next five years.

For safer mobility, Valeo has made advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) a key focus of its innovations.

As a result, one in four new vehicles produced worldwide is fitted with one of its ADAS solutions, making Valeo the world leader in this area.

Among the innovations to be presented at the show is Valeo’s Automated Valet Parking system, which allows a car to park autonomously in a parking lot.

A natural extension of onboard driving assistance systems, the Valeo cameras and software installed in car parks play a key part in enabling vehicles to perform these autonomous maneuvers.

The show also gives Valeo an opportunity to display its prototype of the Valeo Drive4U autonomous car.

Equipped exclusively with sensors that are already series produced by Valeo (LiDARs, cameras, radars, ultrasonic sensors, etc.), the prototype will travel on the open road in Munich, reaching level 4 autonomy.

Its safety-enhancing features include Valeo Drive4U Locate technology, which pinpoints the vehicle’s location with centimeter-level precision, and the Valeo system, which detects vulnerable people around the car and brakes before they move.

Valeo’s new smart lighting systems are becoming valuable driving assistance features.

These systems include headlamps that trace the shape of the road and indicate upcoming turns in the driver’s field of vision.

The rear lamps, which are connected to the vehicle’s cameras and surroundings via the 5G network, will signal hazards by displaying safety messages visible to all road users.

Valeo’s technological electrification platforms cover all segments and uses, from affordable 48V solutions to the most powerful systems – thanks to the products it has developed as part of the Valeo-Siemens eAutomotive joint venture.

The IAA Mobility 2021 will also feature the flagship vehicle from a premium German automaker’s electrified range, powered entirely by a Valeo-Siemens eAutomotive electric system (motors, transmission and inverter – the brains of the electric powertrain system).

By 2023, more than 90 vehicle models will be fitted with the joint venture’s technologies.

In addition to its portfolio of electric technologies, Valeo also tackles thermal management.

Valeo plays a key role in the development of the electric vehicle through its comprehensive expertise covering battery cooling, heat pumps and electric compressors, as well as optimized management of in-vehicle thermal comfort.

Today, Valeo is branching out even further in the electrification ecosystem with new charging stations that will be presented in a world first at the Munich show.

Suitable for all types of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, they can be used for charging when electricity is cheapest or when it comes from a green source such as solar panels or wind power.

They can also redistribute electricity not used by the vehicle, either to the power grid or to a specific electric device.

Valeo’s charging stations are a natural extension of the onboard chargers Valeo designs and produces for electric vehicles.

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