Valeo's New Multifunction Faceplate and Hands-Free Access and Start System to Equip the Future Peugeot 508

Oct 01, 2010, 02:58 ET from Valeo

PARIS, October 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo will equip the future Peugeot 508 with its new multifunction faceplate with high-level finish, and with its hands-free access and start system that allows the driver to open and start the vehicle without getting the key out.

Multifonction faceplate

Valeo's new multifunction faceplate has been chosen for the contribution it makes to the high-level finish required on the 508.

The faceplate's central positioning makes it a decisive factor in the initial perception of the quality of a vehicle's interior. It stands out both for the fluidity of its style that eliminates visible joints and for the ergonomics of the various human-machine interfaces.

The faceplate's design incorporates the air-conditioning and radio functions to offer the very highest quality of look and feel at a competitive price. This function integration corresponds precisely to the automaker's expectations, and puts the product among the very best on the market.

In contrast to the constraints associated with standard models, the compact size of the faceplate also offers automakers considerable freedom to express their vehicle's identity. In polished black with chrome finish and optimized touch-control, this top-end product reflects the current style trends on the market.

Valeo also continues to offer innovative solutions, including tactile surfaces, smart display systems and proximity detection, in order to satisfy end users' growing demand for advanced controls and automakers' needs to express a strong brand image.

Hands-free access and start system

This access and start solution offers the driver greater freedom. Just placing the key in a pocket or bag is sufficient to open the door: the driver simply pulls the handle to unlock the vehicle and the door opens. To start the vehicle or shut off the engine, the driver just presses the start button on the dashboard or presses the brake pedal.

A simple stroke of the hand over a specific part of one of the door handles is enough to lock the vehicle.

Practical, modern and secure, this is a user-friendly solution that is particularly helpful for drivers with their hands full.

Valeo is an independent group, fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automobile industry, mainly for the reduction of CO2 emissions. It is one of the world's leading automotive suppliers. The Group has 117 plants, 21 research centers, 40 development centers and 10 distribution platforms and employs 56,000 people in 27 countries worldwide.

For more information about the Valeo Group and its activities, please visit our web site: http://www.valeo.com.

SOURCE Valeo