Sensor and camera cleaning system for cars

A complete sensor cleaning system which removes rain, snow, debris and prevents soil accumulation on sensor lenses of autonomous vehicles and ADAS.

Automotive sensor, radar and LiDAR integration becomes key to shorten computing reaction time, to improve data accuracy and to make the automated car. These new elements located at vehicle extremities need to be kept perfectly clean throughout the passenger journey to enable ADAS functions to work without fault no matter the conditions. We are developing a complete portfolio of sensor and camera cleaning solutions for cars to ensure the video flow and the safety of autonomous vehicles.

Sensor and camera cleaning system bring more safety and comfort to drivers or deliveries

Being able to clearly see the road is essential to driving, even for your autonomous vehicle. The role of the optical sensors is to generate a video stream of good and stable quality, no matter the weather, road conditions or season. This is not the case today. Obstacles on the sensor lens generate blindness, distortion of the video stream or even reduction of distance of detection. This can lead to stoppage of the autonomy or, even worse, to errors of interpretation by the Fusion ECU.

With centricam

Without centricam


Valeo proposes a full range of systems to clear and clean optical sensors (visible spectrum cameras, infrared cameras, LiDARs, etc.) and preserve sensor lenses. We ensure perfect video 100% of the time, instead of 55% without automotive sensor cleaning. Thanks to a complete offer Cleaning & Clearing, including ECU and software.

Sensor and camera cleaning system to contribute to the CO2 reduction

Our sensor and camera cleaning system and custom designed components have been designed to:

  • Reduce weight (ex: Nozzles using 36% less liquid than competitors) enabling liquid cost reduction, and smaller liquid tank packaging
  • Deliver systems customized to your needs but based on Standard component

Valeo is in production of Private Own Vehicles and robotaxis, and proposes adapted solutions for droids of any size.



Our centrifugal solution of clearing (Centricam) received the 3rd Innovation category Connectivity & Automation at 2019 Clepa Award.

Our Heated Telescopic Nozzle for LiDAR was a finalist for the PACE award 2021.