Valeo innovations at the epicenter of transformations in mobility
From January 7 to 10, 2020, Valeo will be at the CES show in Las Vegas, where the theme of mobility has become increasingly prominent in recent years, mirroring the profound transformations in the way we get around. Vehicles are gradually becoming electric, autonomous and connected.
In this rapidly changing world, where new forms of mobility are appearing every day, Valeo has already succeeded in transforming itself. It has created a unique portfolio of products adapted to the automotive revolutions taking shape all over the world.
Thanks to massive investments in recent years, Valeo has successfully achieved the feat of creating 12 technological platforms that cement its global leadership in electrification and driving assistance. These technologies can
meet a wide variety of needs and uses, equipping not only cars, but also two- or threewheelers, robotaxis and droids. Above all, they provide safer, greener and smarter mobility.
The innovations that Valeo is unveiling at CES 2020 bear witness to this successful technological transition.
– In a world first, Valeo is showing Valeo eDeliver4U, its autonomous, electric delivery droid, developed in partnership with Meituan Dianping, China’s leading e-commerce platform for services (find out more on page 5). Powered by an all-electric 48V system and able to find its way all by itself thanks to its Valeo perception systems, it is well suited to zero-emissions urban areas. The droid is a practical illustration of the modularity offered by Valeo platforms, which can be used just as well for small city vehicles, such as this one, as for more traditional cars.
– Cleaner mobility relies on batteries. Batteries are the beating heart of an electric vehicle, and Valeo takes great care to ensure they run at the optimal temperature by means of innovative thermal systems, also on show in Las Vegas.
– For safer mobility, Valeo is bringing to CES three innovations that make use of artificial intelligence; among them, Valeo Move Predict.ai can anticipate the intentions of roadside pedestrians.
– The saying goes that two heads are better than one. And being smarter together is the philosophy that underpins the innovations in connectivity that Valeo is bringing to CES 2020: Valeo Smart Cocoon 4.0, Valeo VoyageXR, Valeo CallXR and Valeo Park4U®.
Innovation is at the heart of Valeo’s strategy. The Group invested more than 2 billion euros in Research and Development in 2018, or close to 13% of its original equipment sales. Valeo’s innovative technologies presented at CES 2020 offer practical insights into what mobility will look like in the future. And given that some of the products and functions developed by Valeo are already being fitted in vehicles coming off the assembly line today, that future is very near.