New electric technologies and driver assistance systems are spurring the development of greener, safer, smarter, and more diverse mobility solutions that users want and expect today.
Societal changes are transforming our relationship to mobility. The cities of the 21st century will be bigger and denser, with 50% of the world’s population living in megacities by 2050. At the same time, climate, health, and road safety are becoming critical issues, leading to major regulatory changes that are transforming the automotive industry. Valeo anticipated these changes and has invested massively for over 10 years in vehicle electrification and driver assistance systems, making us the world leader in these fields. Today, we are recognized as a major supplier of technological solutions for the automotive sector, as well as for new mobility companies, since our technologies facilitate the use of new forms of mobility, such as light 2-, 3-, and 4-wheeled vehicles.
Valeo, developing smarter, safer, and greener mobility
Valeo’s strategy is based on two pillars: growth through innovation and international development, to be near our automaker customers and new mobility companies.
Key Figures (at end décembre 2020)
of Valeo's original equipment revenue is dedicated to R&D
engineers and technicians
of revenue is generated by technologies that reduce CO2 emissions
of revenue is generated by technologies that improve road safety
experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning
Innovation, Valeo’s growth driver
Nearly 20,000 engineers work every day in 63 R&D centers around the world to develop technologies for safer, smarter, and more sustainable mobility. Valeo develops green solutions that decrease CO2 emissions and reduce the risk of road accidents while improving the user experience. Our expertise in innovation is recognized by all the players in the sector, since in 2020, nearly 60% of orders were for innovative products. Valeo has invested in 12 new key technology platforms in the fields of electrification and driver assistance, in order to offer affordable, standardized solutions that can also be adapted to the specific needs of all mobility companies.
Over the past decade, Valeo has invested more than €10 billion in technologies to reduce CO2 emissions, and today we offer solutions for the electrification of all types of vehicles, from passenger cars to three-wheelers and electric bicycles. With our 48 Volt low voltage electrification system, we offer a complete solution for the partial or full electrification of urban vehicles. High-voltage electrification systems, above 60 volts, are also being developed for all-electric or rechargeable hybrid vehicles to enable use both in cities and on highways.
Valeo is also developing thermal management systems to keep the battery cells at an optimal operating temperature.
Driver assistance systems
As the leader in automotive sensors with the broadest portfolio in the industry, Valeo develops intelligent solutions for active safety, parking assistance and automated driving systems. All these technologies are leading us step by step towards autonomous mobility. To this end, we have invested heavily in the field of artificial intelligence and deep learning, in particular by creating Valeo.ai, the first global research center in artificial intelligence applied to the automotive industry.
In addition to ultrasonic sensors, cameras, and radars, Valeo is the first automotive company to market a LIDAR system, which is essential for the advent of autonomous cars. The Valeo SCALA is the only mass-produced LIDAR that meets the quality and safety requirements of the automotive industry today. We also offer cleaning systems for the sensors, ensuring optimal, totally safe operation for users.
Health and well-being
After the revolutions of electrification, driver assistance and connectivity, there is now a new central issue: making vehicles safe from a health standpoint. Valeo offers air purification systems that guarantee the quality of air on board and the safety of all users. In addition, we are developing solutions that provide personalized and individualized comfort for each person in the car.
An extensive and balanced global presence
Valeo’s strategy is to operate near our customers, across the world, engaging in local production that reduces intercontinental flows. The geographical balance of our markets and the variety of our customer portfolio are strengths that will help drive our growth.
Did you know?
Valeo added more than 13,000 new products to its catalog in 2020.