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Autonomous drive is on Valeo's radar

26 September 2017

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA just-auto’s Calum MacRae met with Guillaume Devauchelle, vice president of innovation and scientific development at Valeo. During the show Valeo unveiled that its future strategic direction would be determined by a focus on three industry megatrends: electric drive; autonomous drive and mobility.


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


ANALYSIS: Diesel-only risk for new Audi Q7

6 August 2015

A plug-in hybrid e-tron is coming in 2016 but Audi UK is about to launch the new Q7 with just one engine: a 272PS 3.0-litre TDI. Will that be enough to tackle the multi-engine new Volvo XC90, a car Audi admits is likely to become the segment leader?


ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

19 March 2015

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.

Latest interviews


Valeo VP on future mobility solutions

6 August 2018

Partial driver autonomy already exists in the form of automated parking systems and advanced driver assistance features. For its part, Valeo is pushing back the technical boundaries of automation to address increasingly complex urban driving situations. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Guillaume Devauchelle, Group Vice President Innovation & Scientific Development, Valeo about its driver assistance and mobility solutions.


Valeo on tomorrow’s climate control systems

16 July 2018

Cabin comfort is a given for motorists nowadays. The trend for multizone air-conditioning systems enables automakers to offer more comfort features. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to executives of Valeo’s Thermal Systems division to learn more about such trends, regulatory drivers and its recent climate control system innovations.


LiDAR Q&A with Velodyne

14 January 2018

At the 2018 CES in Las Vegas just-auto's Calum MacRae chatted with John Eggert, director, automotive sales and marketing, at Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. of San Jose, CA. Velodyne is one of the leading developers and manufacturers of LiDAR sensors and its PUCK sensors have been deployed on numerous autonomous test vehicles. 


LiDAR Q&A with LeddarTech

13 January 2018

At the 2018 CES in Las Vegas just-auto's Calum MacRae met with Michael Poulin, General Manager, Automotive Solutions, LeddarTech. LeddarTech is a leading player in the development of solid-state LiDAR sensors that the automotive industry needs to bring to market to make L4 and L5 autonomous vehicles an affordable reality. 

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Valeo H1 profit off 10%-cautions emissions testing

26 July 2018

Valeo says its operating margin for this year "might be slightly below" that of 2017 (7.8% of sales) as emissions tests become stricter and as the French supplier posted first-half profit down 10% to EUR543m


FEAL - Faurecia and Valeo outline future thinking

5 July 2018

Faurecia says it is developing its ‘Life on Board’ strategy as it looks to capitalise on the move to autonomous driving.


PSA recognises 16 suppliers with awards

4 July 2018

PSA has recognised 16 suppliers for their contribution to its Push to Pass and Pace initiatives, while also awarding 16 component factories, 'Best Plant of the Year.'


just-auto Plus only Valeo and Baidu’s Apollo to develop AVs

4 July 2018

Valeo announced that it has entered into strategic cooperation with Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform created by Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. Valeo will contribute its expertise in sensors, an area where the Group...


Valeo China customers look to personalisation

12 June 2018

Valeo China says its customers are no longer content with simply owning a vehicle, but rather are looking to personalise the experience of mobility.


Valeo Turkey looks to increase localisation

18 April 2018

Valeo Turkey says it is seeking to up its ratio of domestic suppliers to drive localisation, but cautions against wages rising too fast and eroding the country's attraction for overseas companies.


Valeo and NTT Docomo to partner on new mobility

13 April 2018

NTT Docomo, Japan’s leading mobile operator, and Valeo have agreed on a partnership to jointly develop and offer next-generation connected-cars and mobility services.


Valeo lauds incentives to ease Turkey concern

10 April 2018

Valeo Turkey says the "huge" range of incentives on offer from Ankara to potential new suppliers operating in the country should overcome any reservations some may have in setting up operations.


Valeo 2017 net income up 8% to EUR1bn

23 February 2018

Valeo has recorded 2017 net income up 8% to EUR1.003bn (US$1.2bn), while consolidated sales rose 12% to EUR18.6bn.


Qualcomm to accelerate commercialisation of C-V2X

23 February 2018

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, is working with an ecosystem of leading carmakers and automotive suppliers to accelerate the commercial introduction of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology using the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution.


just-auto Plus only Valeo appoints new Scientific director

31 January 2018

Patrick Perez has been appointed Scientific director of Valeo.ai, the first global research centre in artificial intelligence and deep learning dedicated to automotive applications, founded in Paris in June 2017. He will start his new role at Valeo.ai in...


Valeo China appoints François Marion as president

29 January 2018

François Marion has been appointed Valeo China president, succeeding Edouard de Pirey, who moves to be Valeo Electrical Systems Product Group vice-president.


CES- Valeo shows 48V motorisation system

9 January 2018

Valeo is showcasing its new low-voltage (48V) all-electric vehicle prototype motorisation system at CES 2018, an innovation the French supplier maintains is 20% more economical than existing high-voltage solutions.


Hungary powers on with 220 new Valeo jobs

14 December 2017

Valeo Auto-Electric Magyarország is expanding its manufacturing and R&D complex in Veszprém, Hungary, with a EUR60m (US$71m) greenfield project creating 220 new jobs.


Morocco OEM/supplier deal to create 11,500 jobs

12 December 2017

Morocco has inked a huge raft of automotive deals with international OEMS and suppliers worth around US$1.5bn and creating more than 11,500 jobs.


Valeo unveils investment in Cathay CarTech Fund

11 December 2017

Valeo has confirmed its investment of CNY375m (US$59m) in Cathay CarTech Fund - Cathay Capital’s first RMB fund - to take a stake in China’s automotive and mobility ecosystem.


Valeo/PHC establish torque converters JV

1 December 2017

Valeo and South Korean partner, PHC have obtained regulatory approvals to create a joint venture in torque converters for automatic and continuous variable transmissions.


Valeo acquires FTE Automotive

1 November 2017

Valeo has acquired actuator producer, FTE Automotive after receiving clearances from the European Commission and the Turkish Competition Authority. 


Ichihiko introduces new 3D multi view camera

27 October 2017

Ichihiko Industries, an affiliate of Valeo group, has announced that "3D Surround Multi View Camera TSM-100", which is Omni -directional stereoscopic monitoring system for truck, will be on sale in the aftermarket soon


Valeo Q3 2017 sales up 8% at EUR4.3bn

26 October 2017

Valeo sales advanced 8% in the third quarter of 2017 to EUR4.3bn (US$5.05bn).


just-auto Plus only Valeo presents latest HVAC solutions at Busworld

20 October 2017

At the 24th Busworld Europe exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium, Valeo presents its latest innovations for buses and coaches. The technologies are designed to keep the cabin interior at an optimal temperature for passengers, regardless of the weather, the...


Valeo receives EU approval on FTE acquisition

16 October 2017

Valeo has received the approval from the European Commission and plans to complete the acquisition of FTE Automotive, a leading producer of actuators, before the end of October, subject to the approval of Turkish antitrust authorities.


just-auto Plus only Valeo develops new top column module

18 August 2017

Safety, driving pleasure, esthetics – when you drive a car, it is not just the steering wheel that has a major influence on the driving experience, but also the top column module that connects the steering wheel with the control unit. The French...


Valeo posts H1 profit up 20% to EUR506m

21 July 2017

Valeo has recorded sparkling half-year profit up 20% to EUR506m (US$589m), while sales rose 16% to EUR9.5bn.


Valeo to divest its hydraulic actuator business

12 July 2017

Valeo is considering the divestment of its passive hydraulic actuator business to meet European Commission market competition concerns over its planned acquisition of FTE Automotive.


Audi chooses Valeo mild hybrid technology

30 June 2017

Audi will introduce Valeo's micro-hybrid 'stop-and-start" systems in its RS5 sports coupe, a media report said.


EU issues antitrust fines to lighting suppliers

22 June 2017

The EU's European Commission has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of EUR26.7m for participating in an automotive lighting cartel, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Valeo was also in the cartel, but not fined because it revealed the cartel to the Commission.


Valeo/Cisco team up on smart mobility

16 June 2017

Valeo and Cisco have announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement to develop strategic innovations in smart mobility services.


Valeo launches AI research centre in Paris

16 June 2017

Valeo has launched what it maintains is the first global research centre in artificial intelligence and deep learning dedicated to automotive applications.


Low-cost reduction in diesel NOx emissions

31 May 2017

The UK’s Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), working with Austria’s Technische Univeritat Wien (TU Wien), has demonstrated how its SpeedStart belt-integrated starter generator (BISG) 48V mild hybrid can help reduce NOx emissions and improve fuel economy in diesel engines using the latest emission test procedures.

Valeo news

Valeo VP on future mobility solutions

6 August 2018

Partial driver autonomy already exists in the form of automated parking systems and advanced driv...


Valeo H1 profit off 10%-cautions emissions testing

26 July 2018

Valeo says its operating margin for this year "might be slightly below" that of 2017 (7.8% of sal...


Valeo on tomorrow’s climate control systems

16 July 2018

Cabin comfort is a given for motorists nowadays. The trend for multizone air-conditioning systems...


FEAL - Faurecia and Valeo outline future thinking

5 July 2018

Faurecia and Valeo have outlined some future thinking with the former's 'Life on Board' strategy...


PSA recognises 16 suppliers with awards

4 July 2018

PSA has recognised 16 suppliers for their contribution to its Push to Pass and Pace initiatives,...


just-auto Plus only Valeo and Baidu’s Apollo to develop AVs

4 July 2018

Valeo announced that it has entered into strategic cooperation with Apollo, the open autonomous d...



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