Valeo’s CES: Autonomous driving, high tech headlights and more

Valeo showcased the Valeo Drive4U, the company’s first fully autonomous vehicle at CES 2019.

Drive 4U – Via Valeo

Equipped with ultrasound, cameras, lasers, radars, LiDars, and artificial intelligence capabilities, the car is able to learn and adapt to any scenario that it encounters on the road.

Drive 4U – Via Valeo

In addition to the autonomous car, Valeo also unveiled a system called the Drive4U Remote that allows someone to operate an autonomous vehicle remotely when assistance is necessary.

They also unveiled Valeo Voyage XR which simulates the virtual presence of a person onboard the vehicle. Essentially, a remote user wearing a VR headset can communicate with the occupants of the vehicle while the headset simulates their presence in the car.

Valeo Voyage XR – Via Valeo

Valeo debuted Xtra Vue Trailer, which was made for drivers that tow trailers or caravans behind their vehicles. The technology renders the towed trailer or caravan invisible to the driver and makes it easier to maneuver the vehicle without a lack of visibility.

Valeo Xtra Vue Trailer – Via Valeo

Working to increase driver safety, the company released PictureBeam Monolithic – a high definition beam of light that lights up the road without blinding other drivers. The LED system can also project information and images onto the road.

Valeo PictureBeam Monolith – Via Valeo

Along with technology that helps autonomous vehicles, Valeo introduced a variety of technologies centered around the increasingly present pollution problem. One such innovation is the Valeo Clean Road app – this app works to generate custom routes that avoid peak pollution Areas.

They also unveiled Valeo Oxy’Zen which activates air purification systems inside of the vehicle’s cabin depending on pollution levels.

Valeo Oxy’Zen – Via Valeo

It will be exciting to see these technologies work their way into readily available consumer models in the next few years. Smart automobile technology is evolving at a rapid rate, and you can never fully expect what will be developed next…

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