Valeo Group | 4 Jan, 2024 | 4 min

Valeo Expands Software Capabilities in North America to Support Increased Demand

With the development of electric, autonomous and connected cars, software has become a key component to modern mobility. The software designed vehicle (SDV) is at the heart of an industry undergoing its biggest transformation in history, and Valeo is leading the way with Valeo anSWer, a new, open, scalable and modular offer, with best-in-class applications, middleware and services for customers.

The automotive industry is facing its biggest revolution ever as cars become more electric and more intelligent. To accommodate these new trends, cars include more software, and car manufacturers are moving from a hardware-based architecture to a software-based architecture, the Software Defined Vehicle. As demand for software solutions increases in North America, Valeo continues to grow its ranks of engineers dedicated to software and systems. The company currently has 60 software engineers working at its North American headquarters in Troy, Mich and its Mobility Tech Center in San Mateo, Calif. With a new technical center in Queretaro, Mexico opening in early 2024, that number will jump to more than 300, with an expectation to grow to 800 over the next few years.

Valeo has more than 30 years of experience in providing clients with embedded software solutions for safer, cleaner and affordable mobility, as well as to update and personalize functions of the car throughout its entire lifecycle. The company currently has more than 8,000 software engineers in technical centers around the world supporting the increasing need for software in all the Group’s innovations, including driving assistance functions, electrification of the powertrain, efficient thermal management of the vehicle and enhanced security through smart lighting.

These team members are at the epicenter of future mobility,” said Valeo North American President Jeffrey Shay. “They focus on the entire development cycle, from defining initial software requirements and architecture, to development, validation and deployment. Being able to bring solutions for both hardware and software makes Valeo a key technology partner to our clients.”

The Queretaro technical center will support a wide range of products, from central compute units, displays, lighting modules and high-voltage electrification systems through the full development cycle. Work will be done by engineers with competencies in software, electronics and system design, as well as system validation.

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