For the third year running, Valeo is taking part in the Viva Technology conference, from May 24 to 26, at Paris Expo, France. The Group is showing its latest innovations and hosting some 40 start-ups at its Lab to compete in challenges in the fields of electric, autonomous and connected vehicles.

Innovation driving the mobility revolutions

Viva Technology will give Valeo the chance to unveil several of the innovations driving the three revolutions that are currently redefining the car as we know it, namely vehicle electrification, the autonomous and connected vehicle, and digital mobility:

– The first rechargeable hybrid running at low voltage (48V), making its world premiere at Viva Technology. Much more economical than a high-voltage system, the new solution, mounted on a 5-seater vehicle, makes it possible to drive in all-electric mode over 30 kilometers, the internal combustion engine taking over for longer trips (demonstrator presented at the Viva Tech Mobility Park).

– The Smart Cocoon, a system offering a localized thermal comfort bubble adapted to each passenger according to their body type, the way they are dressed and their heart rate (demonstrator presented at the Valeo Lab).

– Park4U Home®, which allows the vehicle to learn to park on its own, without the driver needing to stay nearby to supervise/monitor the maneuver (demonstrator presented at the Viva Tech Mobility Park).

– XtraVue, which allows the driver to see what is happening on the road, right through the vehicle in front, thanks to a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. With enhanced visibility and fuller information, users can anticipate coming obstacles and situations, allowing them to overtake other vehicles safely (demonstrator presented at the Viva Tech Mobility Park).

More than 40 start-ups at the Valeo Lab

The Group will be hosting some 40 start-ups from around the world at its “Automotive Tech” Lab, with four challenges on the agenda: “The electric vehicle revolution”, “The autonomous vehicle revolution”, “The digital mobility revolution” and “Well-being at work”. The start-ups’ projects will be evaluated by a panel of Valeo experts and venture capital fund representatives, based on their relevance, their ability to meet needs, their innovative nature and their market potential.

Valeo, meeting tomorrow’s talent

Valeo is planning to hire some 20,000 new employees in 2018, including 1,400 in France, and Viva Technology will provide an opportunity to greet and interact with tomorrow’s talent, particularly in the fields of artificial intelligence, data science, robotics and software, where the Group’s needs are growing.

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