Valeo takes advantage of the Beijing Autoshow to present the technological innovations that will support its ambitions
Paris-Beijing, April 25, 2016 – At this year's Beijing Autoshow, Valeo is presenting the technological innovations that will support its ambitions in the Chinese market, which is now the biggest automotive market in the world.
Backed by sustained, ever-increasing R&D investment (€1.3 billion in 2015), Valeo is well positioned to deliver solutions that are ideally suited to the needs of Chinese motorists. Connected vehicles are particularly relevant, given that 97% of Chinese drivers use a smartphone versus 70% in Europe, as are cars that offer superior interior air quality and those that combine high performance, cost effectiveness and environmental responsibility. In particular, Valeo is unveiling the following solutions:
- Valeo now offers a second-generation InBlue® vehicle entry/start system. With Valeo InBlue®, drivers can use their smartphone or connected watch to lock, unlock and start their car, control applications and remotely access certain vehicle data. The second-generation system features even greater connectivity, and now allows drivers to control their vehicle from any distance using either Bluetooth® or the cellular network
- Remote Clean4U™: a revolutionary system enables users to remotely defrost and clean their windshield via a smartphone application, thanks to two functions: Defrosting, which automatically defrosts a windshield in less than 90 seconds, and Debugging, which washes away insects stuck to the windshield in record time.
- Valeo has developed a very high efficiency PM2.5 filter made from close-knit, reinforced fibers traps particles with almost 100% efficiency, thus reducing the concentration of pollutants inside the cabin.
- Valeo is presenting its new 48V e4Boost powertrain system, which simultaneously enhances engine performance and reduces fuel consumption and CO? emissions. The 48V e4Boost solution, composed of an Electric Supercharger 48V and a Belt Starter Generator iBSG 48V, recovers a maximum amount of braking energy and stores it in a 48V battery. This energy is then re-used to: give the engine more torque, boost engine performance during in-gear acceleration and optimize vehicle energy management. These advantages make Valeo’s 48V e4Boost Powertrain System a solution of choice for Chinese carmakers, whose new vehicles will need to achieve an average fuel consumption target of 5 liters/100 km by 2020. Valeo is 48 V leader in China.
Valeo’s technological innovations will be showcased at the China International Exhibition Center (New Venue) Outdoor Space West of W1.
Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO? emissions and to the development of intuitive driving.
In 2014, the Group generated sales of 12.7 billion euros and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 133 plants, 16 research centers, 34 development centers, 15 distribution platforms and employs 78,500 people in 29 countries worldwide.
Valeo is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
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