Valeo Flux actualités valeo Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.0 ( (valeo) valeo Valeo debuts smartwatch, automated driving, and dynamic lighting at 2015 CES LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 – Valeo, an industry leader in developing innovations for the cars of tomorrow, will demonstrate its InBlue smartphone- and smartwatch-based virtual key during the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas.]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 Valeo InBlue – debuting in North America at CES – uses Bluetooth™ technology to lock and unlock the vehicle either with a smartwatch or a smartphone. It also enables secure vehicle sharing, remote parking and access to such vehicle data as tire pressure, fuel level and last location where the vehicle was parked.

In addition to InBlue, Valeo will feature live demonstrations of its Cruise4U automated driving prototype and its smart lighting technologies of the future: BeamAtic® PremiumLED headlights, which allow high beam to remain on without blinding oncoming drivers; and Laser lighting, which can light up the road at distances of up to 600 meters with compact designs that do not interfere with headlamp styling.

“Valeo is committed to developing technologies that make cars smarter, safer and easier to drive by adapting to the driver and surrounding environment,” said Jean-François Tarabbia, Senior Vice-President, Research & Development. “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.”


Valeo’s InBlue virtual key extends the capabilities of its passive entry systems to integrate new uses and behaviors related to the Internet of Things. InBlue is easy to install and communicates with the vehicle through a virtual key stored in a smartphone or smartwatch via the secure InBlue platform. Security is on a level with that of mobile payment systems.

With InBlue, motorists can leave their keys at home yet still have complete access to their vehicle. It also allows them to connect to vehicle data remotely, including a check on the fuel level. Data is regularly backed up in the smartphone and is available no matter how far the driver is from the vehicle.

Motorists also can use InBlue to virtually transmit the vehicle key to another person, making it easy to share the vehicle with someone else.

InBlue could be equipped on vehicles as early as 2016.


At CES, Valeo also will unveil its Cruise4U automated driving prototype during a demonstration in real traffic. When engaged, drivers decide if they want to manually control the vehicle or let Cruise4U take control of the steering, accelerating and braking. Laser scanning technology detects moving or stationary obstacles to avoid collisions.

Valeo partnered with IAV, a leading automotive engineering integrator, to develop the Cruise4U prototype.

Lighting technologies

Making its North American debut at CES, the automatic BeamAtic® PremiumLED headlights will be demonstrated through a darkroom experience. BeamAtic® PremiumLED improves nighttime visibility allowing drivers to leave their high beam on without blinding oncoming motorists. The system’s onboard camera detects and locates other vehicles, then adjusts the high beam to cast a shadowy area around the approaching vehicle while leaving the rest of the road lit.

BeamAtic® features the advantages of LED lighting, including reduced electricity consumption and longer working life.

Valeo’s Laser lighting system improves nighttime visibility by adding a spot function to the traditional road beam. Considered the headlamp of the future, the Laser spot generates a visible spot directly in front of the car while a conventional beam lights the road and surrounding environment.

Designed for higher speed driving on relatively straight roads, the Laser spot adjusts its intensity to vehicle speed and the type of road. Above a certain speed, the brighter beam allows drivers to see farther ahead so they can identify pedestrians, animals, debris or other obstacles and have time to respond appropriately.

For more information about Valeo’s technologies, visit it at Booth CP10 on the CES Central Plaza.

Valeo certified as “Top Employer China” in four years in a row Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 Valeo presents its latest technologies at Shanghai AutoMechanika Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 Valeo wins 2014 France China Growth Trophy Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 This Trophy, honoring Valeo's exceptional growth in China -- in terms of sales, long-term growth rate and alliance strategy -- was presented during a special ceremony in Paris to Jean-François Tarabbia, Senior Vice-President R&D and Product Marketing. A recognition ceremony and press conference was also held in Beijing, with the participation of Valeo China President Edouard de Pirey.

The France China Trophies are organized by OC&C Strategy Consultants, in collaboration with the Paris Ile-de-France Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP-IDF), the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (CCIFC) and the independent think-tank Premier Cercle. They showcase French companies demonstrating a particularly successful track record in China.

"France must accelerate and catch up in China," said CCIP-IDF President Pierre-Antoine Gailly. "The France China Trophy nominees are showing the way. They give hope and confidence to other French companies who wish to set up operations in China."

MINES ParisTech announces the creation of an international research chair on automated driving, in partnership with Valeo, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Safran Paris, October 31, 2014 – MINES ParisTech, France’s leading academic institution by volume of contractual research, today announces the creation of an international automotive and aerospace research chair in partnership with manufacturers Valeo, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Safran.]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 Baptized “Automated Vehicles- Drive for You”, the chair will unite researchers from MINES ParisTech's Robotics Centre with teams from international partner institutions — Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, the University of California, Berkeley in the United States and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Supported by the MINES ParisTech Foundation, with the manufacturers contributing €3.7 million in funds, the chair will work for five years on the topic of automated driving to:

  • Expand knowledge of self-driving vehicles.
  • Develop intelligent onboard systems.
  • Get self-driving vehicles on the road in Asia, Europe and the United States.

“The automated driving chair is a logical extension of the work we have been doing for more than 20 years in collaboration with key industry players on such topics as smart vehicles, control, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, mobile robotics and logistics,” said Arnaud de la Fortelle, Director of MINES ParisTech’s Robotics Centre and holder of the new chair.

“The creation of this chair demonstrates the confidence our industrial and academic partners have in us and sends a strong signal worldwide about the excellent research carried out in the automotive sector by MINES ParisTech and our Robotics Centre,” commented Romain Soubeyran, head of MINES ParisTech.

“The new chair is perfectly aligned with Valeo’s innovation strategy because intuitive driving is one of our key focuses. This alliance between leading manufacturers and world-class academic institutions will speed up the development of connected, autonomous driving solutions,” said Jacques Aschenbroich, Valeo’s Chief Executive Officer.

"This partnership between PSA Peugeot Citroen, MINES ParisTech, Valeo and Safran will provide exceptional conditions for research to grow up knowledge of automated driving on a global level. Supporting this chair is a way for PSA Peugeot Citroën to reaffirm its ambition to develop autonomous vehicles in line with the practices in the future," said Gilles Le Borgne, Director of Research and Development PSA Peugeot Citroën.

"Safran believes in the cross-fertilization opportunities of aerospace and automotive technologies. Automated systems of land vehicles of the future and the flight of unmanned aircraft in civilian areas share common issues and will benefit from an accelerated development with the work of this chair," said Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman & CEO of Safran.]]>
Valeo commenced Shenyang Valeo One Millionth Light Off-line Ceremony Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 Q3-2014 Results: Sales up 10% PARIS, FRANCE, OCTOBER 21, 2014 – FOLLOWING THE MEETING OF ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS TODAY, VALEO RELEASED ITS SALES FIGURES FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2014.]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 Sales up 10% to 3,069 million euros in the third quarter

Original equipment sales advanced 13% (up 7% on a like-for-like basis, beating global automotive production by nearly 7 percentage points, including 20 percentage points in China and 9 percentage points in Europe).

Jacques Aschenbroich, Valeo's Chief Executive Officer, stated: "Driven by our performances in the original equipment market (up 13%), Valeo built on the momentum of the past few half-year periods to post sales of 3,069 million euros in the third quarter of 2014, up 10% on the same prior-year period. Our sales growth outpaced global automotive production by 7 percentage points on a like-for-like basis (including 20 percentage points in China and 9 percentage points in Europe). This momentum is mainly attributable to the Group's innovative CO2 emissions reduction and intuitive driving technologies and reflects the gradual entry into production of the high order intake recorded by the Group over the last few years. This confirms that we are on course to achieve our full-year 2014 objectives and to outperform the market over the coming years."

Third-quarter 2014

  • Consolidated sales came in at 3,069 million euros, up 10% (6% on a like-for-like basis)
  • Original equipment sales amounted to 2,644 million euros, up 13% (7% like for like), outpacing global automotive production by nearly 7 percentage points:
    - China: up 25.3%*, 20.3 percentage points higher than the market
    - Europe: up 9.0%*, 9.2 percentage points higher than the market
    - Asia excluding China**: up 5.1%*, 5.3 percentage points higher than the market
    - North America**: up 4.2%*, 0.4 percentage points higher than the market
    - South America: down 21.7%*, 2.2 percentage points lower than the market
  • Aftermarket sales were up 1% (down 1% on a like-for-like basis)

2014 outlook

Based on the automotive production assumptions published in the Group's first-half 2014 results, namely an increase in global automotive production of approximately 3%, including an increase in automotive production in Europe of around 2%, Valeo confirms its objectives for 2014:

  • sales growth outperformance in the main production regions,
  • operating margin*** slightly higher than 7% of sales
Valeo Announces Winners of the First Valeo Innovation Challenge Paris, October 17, 2014 – Valeo announced today the winners of its international innovation contest, open to engineering and university students from around the world. The participants were invited to play an active role in automotive innovation by designing the product or system that will make the cars of 2030 smarter and more intuitive.]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 Nearly 1,000 teams from 55 countries signed up for a chance to invent and develop bold, revolutionary solutions for the automobile of 2030.

A vast number of original, varied and innovative projects were reviewed by Valeo experts. The submitted technical solutions reflected each country’s prevailing societal concerns, from energy efficiency and road safety in India to smart cars and connectivity in Europe, the United States and China.

Today the three winning teams were selected by a jury chaired by Valeo Chief Executive Officer Jacques Aschenbroich and comprising eminent figures from the world of science as well as Valeo executives.

The First Prize, with a cash award of €100,000, was presented to the Brazilian team from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, whose project reinvents the mechanical transmission system by coupling together the pump and the hydraulic motor. This innovation would enable the transmission to adjust to engine RPM continuously and automatically, thereby improving fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.

The two Canadian teams, one from the University of Ottawa, the other from the University of Waterloo, tied for second place.

The Canadian team from the University of Ottawa proposes to develop an end-to-end hybrid electric powertrain system combining onboard technology and connectivity. The innovation uses geolocation and traffic data to shift from city to highway mode, thereby optimizing fuel efficiency.

The Canadian team from the University of Waterloo whose project concerns an innovative, totally secure vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. It is based on the GPS and the time synchronization of data from each vehicle’s GPS sensors. Naturally, one of the initial applications would be to transmit road safety information, such as hazardous road conditions, emergency braking, accidents or rain.

The two second place teams each received a check for €10,000.

Following the ceremony, Valeo kicked off the second edition of its global innovation contest, Valeo Innovation Challenge 2015. Students from around the world may now register on the Challenge’s dedicated website.

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For the second consecutive year, Valeo was featured in Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Innovators 2013 ranking, in recognition of the Group’s commitment to innovation.

Most of the Group’s research and development programs are focused on the design of technologies that reduce motor vehicle CO2 emissions and promote intuitive driving. The company ranks among the leading patent filers in France and dedicates 10% of its original equipment sales to innovation. With close to 10,000 researchers in 16 research centers and 34 development centers around the world, Valeo has developed a wide array of innovative products and technologies that represent more than 30% of its order intake.

Valeo was also awarded the Top Employer label in 18 countries for 2014.

Valeo attended 2014 Global Automotive Forum Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 Valeo presents its new technologies for the cars of tomorrow at the Paris Motor Show Paris, October 2, 2014 – At the Paris Motor Show, Valeo will unveil its innovations for making cars smarter, safer to drive, simpler and more fuel efficient. With nearly 800 patents filed and R&D spending of more than €1.1 billion in 2013, Valeo has invented a number of broadly accessible high-technology systems, including:]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:44:21 +0100 With nearly 800 patents filed and R&D spending of more than €1.1 billion in 2013, Valeo has invented a number of broadly accessible high-technology systems, including:

  • The InBlue smartphone-compatible smart key, which will be presented in a world first at the Paris Motor Show. This innovation turns users’ smartphones into a connected key with which they can lock, unlock and start their cars and remotely consult vehicle data such as fuel level and geographic location. For the first time, this system also enables car sharing by allowing motorists to send a digital key to the person of their choice.
  • AquaBlade® smart wipers with camera cleaning for the autonomous car. Valeo has invented a customized wiper that can clean the entire windshield, while focusing especially on the area in front of the cameras that allow driving-assistance systems and autonomous vehicles to operate.
  • Laser automotive lighting, the headlamp of the future. Valeo has developed its new laser lighting system to improve nighttime visibility. Laser-based systems can light up the road over distances of up to 600 meters. The system can double the distance over which obstacles are visible, giving drivers more time to take the appropriate action. Valeo has installed the Lighting Experience simulator at its Paris Motor Show booth so that visitors can take a virtual drive and test laser automotive lighting under a variety of driving conditions.
  • The high efficiency charger for electric and hybrid vehicles. This optimized onboard charger reduces energy loss to a minimum. Thanks to its technology, the charger is the market’s top performer with an industry-leading 96% power conversion efficiency.
  • Themis, an innovative thermal management valve for lower fuel consumption. This innovation makes it possible to optimally control engine temperature, while delivering fuel savings of up to 3% and reducing polluting emissions by up to 10%.

Each day, nearly 10,000 researchers imagine the innovations that support Valeo’s development, as the leader in each of its businesses, all around the world. Most of Valeo’s research and development programs are focused on the design of technologies that reduce motor vehicle carbon emissions and promote intuitive driving.