CES 2015| Valeo Stood Out With A Series Of New Products
“For the first time ever, Valeo is taking part in the 2014 consumer electronics show.” — Valeo’s Public Release.
And it was a great performance with their presentations of “The Automated Valet Parking”, “Eye control systems”, and “Full LED lighting systems”.
For the 2nd time at a CES, Valeo once again stood out with various new amazements. As we’ve been talking a lot about the cars of tomorrow in recent days, Valeo’s innovations might play a key role for our dream about connected cars. “Valeo is committed to developing technologies that make cars smarter, safer, and easier to drive by adapting to the driver and surrounding environments. With heightened consumer demand for intuitive driving systems and connected vehicles, technologies such as InBlue, Cruise4U and BeamAtic PremiumLED will help motorists maneuver in a variety of driving systems and make it easier to interact with other vehicles while delivering an enjoyable driving experience,” said Jean-Francois Tarabbia, Senior Vice-President, Research & Development and Product Marketing.
Let’s talk about Valeo InBlue first.
It’s a technology that allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle, secure vehicle sharing, remote parking or even access to vehicle’s data such as tire pressure, fuel level, and last location where the vehicle was parked by using neither a smartwatch or smartphone. A virtual key that is easy to install and communicate securely! As some smartphones and smart watches have been featuring Biosecurity Technologies besides Passcode to lock/unlock the devices, a virtual key using Valeo InBlue Technology is most likely a 3-layer security. You can now leave the keys at home yet still have complete access to your vehicles, or even authorize the vehicle key to another person.
Cruise4U, Valeo’s first driverless system
Since the future of self-driving cars is extremely close, Valeo has been working on its own autonomous car system that can actually be equipped on any car. Using a laser-based scanning system, Cruise4U easily recognizes what is surrounding the car, including other cars, pedestrians and stationary obstacles. It will then use that data to control the car’s brakes, accelerator and steering, or let drivers manually control the vehicle if they want.
At CES 2015, a demonstration in real traffic had been conducted with a prototype made by IAV, a leading automotive engineering integrator. In case you didn’t have the chance to be there, I include the video here:
Along with Valeo InBlue and Cruise4U, Valeo also debuted BeamAtic, its next-generation smart lighting for your cars. “The idea is to improve visibility, allowing drivers to leave their high beams on without blinding oncoming motorists. The system’s onboard camera detects and locates other vehicles, then adjusts the high beams to cast a shadowy area around the approaching vehicle while leaving the rest of the road lit,” said by Valeo’s Chief Engineering.
Along with the LED lighting’s advantages of reduced electricity consumption and longer working life, the BeamAtic is designed to add a spot function to the traditional road beam, offering drivers better nighttime visibility both in front and in the surrounding environment.
For example, if you’re driving at high speed, the Laser spot adjusts its intensity to vehicle speed and the type of road. It will then kick-off the brighter beam in order to help drivers to see further ahead and be able to respond appropriately.
There are no details about when the Cruise4U and BeamAtic will be available, but we will make sure to keep you posted with Valeo.