Valeo has today announced the launch of its Ultrasonic Park Assist (UPA) system, Master-Park, for the aftermarket which will initially be supplied through selected distributors in its European Independent Aftermarket network.

“Valeo supplies over one million UPA systems annually to vehicle manufacturers worldwide and recognition of the quality and performance of its system has enabled Valeo to achieve a dominant share of the world market. This success has been driven by consumer appreciation of the benefits of Valeo’s UPA system in action – improved comfort and confidence when performing reversing and parking manoeuvres – due to the reliable audible warning of any obstacles to the rear of the vehicle,” said Thierry Morin, Chairman of Valeo’s Management Board.

Valeo says that its ‘software expertise’ has ensured that fewer than five versions of Master-Park will cover up to 80% of the European car parc.

Valeo adds that it is currently discussing OES supply arrangements for Master-Park with selected vehicle manufacturers and major dealer groups and further details will be announced later this year.