Kronach-Neuses – Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems
The Valeo site in Kronach-Neuses acts as a research and development center for comfort and driving assistance systems.
The 170 employees on site, who belong to the Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems Business Group, focus in particular on all issues relating to automated driving. This includes for example the research, development and testing of driver assistance systems (DAS), automated driving functions, active safety systems or software development for environment recognition and vehicle control. In this respect, lidar sensors, environmental camera systems and multifunctional front cameras are among the most important products at the site. Also worthy of note is the close connection with the Lucas Cranach Campus in Kronach, which also resulted in the creation of the master’s degree program “Autonomous Driving” in 2021.
Key figures at end 2022
The focus at the site
Research, Development, Validation & Testing of:
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
- Automated Driving Functions
- Active Safety Systems
- Park Assistant Systems
- Connectivity (V2X, 5G, WLAN, Telematik Control Unit – TCU)
- Software and algorithm development using classical approaches as well as the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning functions
- System test management and implementation on the vehicle
- Agile Software Development and A-SPICE
- Sponsored projects
- Cooperation with universities and colleges especially with College Coburg and the Lucas-Cranach-Campus on site in Kronach
Products at the site
- Multifunction Front Cameras
- Smart- and Satellite Cameras
- Lidar sensors
- Ultrasonic sensors
- Radar sensors
- High Performance Processing Units
- Zone Control Units
- Software for Perception and Vehicle Control
Working in Kronach-Neuses
Kronach-Neuses is the district town of the Upper Franconian district of Kronach and a medium-sized center in Bavaria. The town lies at the foot of the Franconian Forest, where the rivers Haßlach, Kronach and Rodach flow together. Kronach is the birthplace of Lucas Cranach the Elder and has one of the best-preserved fortifications in Germany, the Rosenberg Fortress. The townscape is characterized by the almost completely preserved old town with its sandstone and half-timbered houses, town walls, gates, towers and vaulted cellars. Kronach lies on the Beer and Castle Route and the Bavarian Porcelain Route. With the Lucas Cranach Campus, Kronach is a university town.
Social commitment & activities at the site
The Valeo site in Kronach-Neuses supports the Upper Franconia region in its development into a hotspot for autonomous mobility. A particular focus here is on the Shuttle Model Region Upper Franconia project, as well as the Lucas- Cranach Campus with its master’s degree course in “Autonomous Driving”. At Valeo, students are given a wide range of opportunities to gain practical experience and, after successfully graduating, to start a high-tech job right on their doorstep. Our Valeo experts regularly give lectures at the campus. The site is also an active member of the IZK Innovations-Zentrum Region Kronach e.V. and Kronach Creativ, as well as a sponsor of Kronach leuchtet and the annual Run of Hope charity running event. Together with other companies and institutions, the location makes a strong commitment to Kronach as an economic and living space.
In addition, employees at the site are offered staff events (like the e.g. Family Day) or joint sports and leisure activities.
Opening of the DAR (Driving Assistance Research) Center in Kronach-Neuses
Installation of a Lidar Team
Installation of a Front Camera Team
Establishment of the model region for mobility in Upper Franconia
Start of the Project of the Shuttle Model Region Upper Franconia (SMO)
Expansion of our DAR Center in Kronach-Neuses to four floors
Awarded the German Mobility Prize for our Intelligent Traffic Light System, a perception-based, intelligent traffic light control
Establishment of the Master's degree course for autonomous driving at the Lucas-Cranach-Campus Kronach
Reception of the CREAPOLIS Award for excellent interaction with the University in Coburg in terms of the SMO Project
Expansion of the research laboratory
Installation of a Connectivity Team
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