Valeo Group | 2 Aug, 2016 | 5 min

Valeo hands-off tour

Valeo's Cruise4U partially automated car makes a journey around the U.S.    


Valeo’s Cruise4U partially automated car makes a one and a half month journey around the U.S in
real traffic conditions. Starting in San Francisco, the trip will include stops in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Miami, New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago and Seattle. Trip will cover 13,000 miles (21,000 km) and 30 cities mainly in automated mode under the driver’s monitoring.




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Through the use of on-board sensors integrated into the vehicle’s highly secured architecture, drivers can delegate steering, accelerating and braking regardless of the traffic conditions or the speed of the vehicle, and in all weather conditions, both day and night. Human Machine Interfaces provide the driver and passengers with information to allow the vehicle to operate effectively and anticipate maneuvers.

The Valeo SCALA® laser scanner is a key enabler in Valeo Cruise4U. Functioning perfectly during the day and at night at both high and low speeds, Valeo SCALA® scans the environment in front of the vehicle and detects with extreme precision any obstacles in its path. This includes static objects like trees, parked cars and safety barriers, as well as moving ones like motorcycles, other cars and pedestrians. Data collected from the scanner is integrated with information from the other sensors to create a map of the environment, allowing the system to analyze and anticipate events around the vehicle.

Valeo scala technology
Valeo SCALA Laser Scanner
Valeo scala technology
The front-facing camera analyzes the environment in front of the vehicle and detects any obstacles with extreme precision.
Valeo scala technology
Finally, a radar system located in each corner of the vehicle enables it to remain in the same lane or change lanes securely.