LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Valeo is participating in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an international trade show dedicated to technological innovation held in Las Vegas January 7-10, 2014. Reflecting its ongoing research and development programs, which the Valeo Group allocated €1 billion in 2012, the company is unveiling new technologies designed to make driving easier and safer, while saving drivers valuable time.
To support its development in the years ahead, Valeo is presenting three major technologies for a more intelligent mobility that is connected to the drivers and their environment:
- The Automated Valet Parking. Demonstrated at CES in the Driverless Car Experience in the Gold Lot (DC3), this innovation transforms vehicles into their own automated, autonomous valet. The Automated Valet Parking allows drivers to leave their car at the entrance of a parking lot or structure and let the car find a suitable space to park itself. Drivers remotely activate the fully automatic parking feature using their smartphone. Similarly, they can use their smartphone to call their car to pick them up when they leave.
- Eye Control Systems. Valeo developed a driving assistance system controlled by eye movement that will be demonstrated at the Valeo booth in the Central Plaza (CP10). This eye control technology is based on interaction between the vehicle's human machine interface (HMI) and the driver's eyes. Using a gaze detection camera, the driver can change the radio station or get traffic information, among other activities, simply by looking at a control button. When combined with Valeo's heads-up display (HUD) technology which projects dashboard controls onto the windshield, this system allows drivers to activate a control without taking their eyes off the road.
- FullLED Lighting Systems. Valeo's FullLED lighting system will be introduced on the new Cadillac Escalade in the United States in 2014. In addition to its innovative design, LED technology makes it possible to develop headlamps that outlast the operational life of the car.
When equipped with Valeo's PremiumLED system, headlights become intelligent; those equipped with BeamAtic® PremiumLED provide maximum visibility, without blinding oncoming or passing vehicles.
Valeo's participation at the 2014 CES aligns with the Group's innovation strategy which aims to make driving more intuitive and more intelligent for all vehicle categories. The Group's objective is to create systems that reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption, while at the same time enhance driving enjoyment.
Valeo stand: CES Central Plaza – Booth CP10
Outdoor demonstration of Automated Valet Parking: CES Gold Lot, Booth DC3
Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, mainly for CO2 emissions reduction. Valeo ranks among the world's top automotive suppliers. The Group has 124 plants, 20 research centers, 36 development centers, 12 distribution platforms and employs 75,300 people in 29 countries worldwide.
For more information about the Group and its businesses, please visit our website at www.valeo.com.