Valeo is equipping 250 commuter shuttles for employees with its technology which eliminates bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19.

The system will ensure more than 25,000 of its employees across 12 countries can commute to and from work in healthy and safe conditions.

The shuttles operate in the Americas (Mexico and Brazil), Asia (India, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand) and Europe (Spain, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Turkey).

Valeo maintains its UV air purifier is currently the world’s most powerful air sterilisation system for bus and coach cabins, eliminating more than 95% of viruses, including COVID-19. The French supplier adds its effectiveness against SARS‑CoV‑2 has been scientifically proven by Frankfurt University Hospital and the German Institute for Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology at the University of Ulm (ILM).

It is compatible with buses and coaches of all types and sizes, air-conditioned or not and can equip new vehicles or those already on the road. The Valeo UV Purifier’s ultraviolet ray technology works as both a bactericide and a germicide, killing microbes, viruses and pathogens.

Valeo has created a ‘light labyrinth’ solution through which the air flows. The purifying rays remain inside the device so passengers are never exposed to them.

“For Valeo, protecting the health and safety of its employees is a top priority,” noted a Valeo statement. “All Valeo sites worldwide; plants, R&D centres and head offices, apply a reinforced health protocol and its highly demanding requirements help to control the spread of the virus.”

The Valeo UV Purifier was named as the year’s top innovation in Germany by the VDA on World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April, 2021.