For its fourth consecutive appearance at CES in Las Vegas, held January 4 through January 8, Valeo attracted 2,000 visitors at its Central Plaza booth and North Plaza Gold Lot Circuit demonstration area, including numerous representatives from key automaker customers and the international press.
Valeo was one of more than 3,800 exhibitors at the 2017 CES, which was the 50th anniversary of the event. The 2017 show included more than 2.6 million square feet (241,540 sq.m.) of exhibit space with 850 first-time exhibitors. More than 165,000 attendees, representing 150 countries, participated in the 2017 edition.
Valeo’s main booth on Central Plaza and live demonstration zone on the North Plaza Gold Lot Circuit were again very popular, attracting around 2,000 visitors.
Valeo kicked off CES on Wednesday, January 4 with a press conference where attendees heard about Valeo's strategy and latest innovations from Chairman & CEO Jacques Aschenbroich and Senior Vice-President R&D and Product Marketing Jean-François Tarabbia.
For the first time at CES, Valeo offered a closed test course that provided visitors demos of eCruise4U, the Navya autonomous electric shuttle and 360AEB Nearshield.
Valeo announced the world reveal of five major innovations at CES 2017:
- eCruise4U – The first automated car that can drive in electric mode at low speeds
- XtraVue – A system based on a set of connected cameras that eliminates visual obstacles
- 360AEB Nearshield (Autonomous Emergency Braking) – Innovative technology to protect nearby pedestrian when vehicles perform low-speed maneuvers
- C-Stream – An interior dome module that maps the vehicle cabin to increase safety and comfort and includes a rearview camera system that produces a better view and reduces eye strain
- Valeo Experience of Traveling Cockpit – addressing three distinct phases of driving: Task of Driving, when the driver is in full control; Experience of Traveling, when the semi-automated vehicle is driving itself; and Back to Drive, when the driver takes back control of the vehicle