LAS VEGAS — Valeo showed a range of new connected-car technologies at this year CES, as the French automotive supplier group works to grab a bigger share of the fast-growing market for autonomous-vehicle-related systems.
Jacques Aschenbroich, the company’s CEO, said at a press event on the eve of the consumer electronics show that, while today’s cars have only about 500 euros worth of autonomous-driving-related technology inside, highly automated cars will have as much as 5,000 euros worth on board.
At CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, Valeo unveiled five innovations:
- eCruise4U, which facilitates automated driving in electric mode.
- XtraVue, a set of connected computer-vision cameras that show drivers what is happening on the road, even outside their line of sight.
- 360AEB Nearshield, a new autonomous emergency braking system
- C-Stream, a new dome module that replaces the central rearview mirror and maps out the vehicle’s cabin.
- Valeo Cockpit, a technology demonstrator that combines a range of products.
Company executives said Valeo is investing heavily in new technologies that focus on electrification, mobility and digital systems, and automated and connected cars.
“Electrified, autonomous and shared are the paradigms of new mobility,” said Jean-Francois Tarabbia, Valeo’s head of R&D.