Paris, 14 June 2017 – Valeo launches the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep learning dedicated to automotive applications.
Valeo.ai will leverage Valeo’s leading position in autonomous driving and strong link with the scientific community to become a leader in this field and contribute to the ongoing transformation of transport and mobility models. Artificial intelligence and deep learning are increasingly becoming key drivers for the challenges of the automated cars of tomorrow, from high performing perception sensors for vehicle context understanding to advanced automated driving functions in complex environments, smart interaction with users and learning capabilities through connected cars.
By launching Valeo.ai, Valeo aims to host an open community network dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art automotive applications in artificial intelligence and deep learning. With the objective of connecting with the worldwide scientific community, Valeo.ai will be based in Paris, building strong links and partnerships with best-in-class French and international scientific research centers.
Valeo.ai will host 100 specialists by the end of 2018 and become a global competence center for algorithm, infrastructure, learning process, validation and simulation in artificial intelligence for automotive applications.
Valeo.ai is deeply enrooted in the worldwide open-innovation mindset of Valeo. Valeo.ai aims at being connected to the academic community and to the startup ecosystem, with a close connection to the worldwide based application centers of Valeo to co-develop innovative solutions for the automotive industry.
Jacques Aschenbroich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Valeo, commented: “In light of today’s autonomous and connected vehicle challenges, Valeo, as a technological leader, is at the leading edge of scientific thought on artificial intelligence and deep learning. With Valeo.ai, our goal is to create a first-class research center that partners with the world’s best laboratories in the field and actively contributes to the development of applications for the car of the future. Located in Paris, it will welcome our scientific partners as well as researchers and engineers who are eager to join us in this major scientific and technological adventure.”