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2008-03-31
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Valeo and Maxwell Technologies are slated to collaborate on the development of a new stop-start and regenerative-braking system with the emphasis on cost effectiveness. The aim is to create a system using ultracapacitors instead of nickel metal-hydride or lithium-ion batteries, achieving very significant cost savings but still achieving much of the benefit of a conventional mild hybrid application.
2008-03-31
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Valeo claims its electromagnetic valvetrain can help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 15 to 20% and also deliver up to 15% more torque at low engine speeds by enabling technologies such as cylinder deactivation and infinitely variable valve timing.
2008-03-31
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More and more vehicles are entering the dealer showroom loaded with advanced safety and convenience features such as lane-departure warning and parking assistance. Valeo has revealed two aftermarket products—the Guideo advanced multivision module and the Beep∥k/Keeper parking-assistance system with anti-bump alert—that offer such functions and more.
2012-08-10
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Valeo’s technology demonstrators include a car fitted with a 2-kW, 12-v electric supercharger on a two-stage architecture. When driven on a real road test cycle, the vehicle’s e-supercharger has an average boost duration of 7 s with an average boost frequency of 5 boost/km.
2012-07-26
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The new trend toward 48 V (as a multiple of 12 V), focused on the powertrain rather than the entire vehicle electrical system, could offer considerable, cost-effective benefits for future products.
2010-10-08
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Citroen is trying once more to find the sort of engineering and aesthetic signature that singles it out from the herd. It hopes that its new C4, revealed at the Paris Motor Show, will complement this.
2011-01-26
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Changes in EPA test procedures and fuel economy standards provide incentive for idle-stop (stop-start) systems on conventionally powered passenger vehicles in North America. Ford and Denso are in the vanguard of development.
2008-10-15
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Valeo displayed a range of new and revised technologies at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
2010-06-21
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The cleverly engineered e-HDi system features a lead-acid battery, Valeo ISG, and Continental's e-booster technology. It will be used with diesel and gasoline combustion engines.
2015-11-13
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Aerodynamic experts are cautiously optimistic that a long-awaited leap in vehicle fuel efficiency is advancing toward near-term production: the replacement of the two exterior mirrors with camera-based streaming-vision technology—at no overall cost penalty.
2015-11-24
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  In the quest for greater fuel economy, vehicle designers are focusing more on improving aerodynamics. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the next radical improvement to aerodynamics: removing the rear-view mirrors from the doors. 
2015-10-01
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The company estimates that its new Remote Clean4U windshield defrosting and cleaning system, shown at IAA Frankfurt for the first time, consumes 28 times less energy than an electric defrosting system.
2016-11-14
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Conti’s 48-V system will be standard equipment on both gasoline and diesel versions of the Scenic Hybrid Assist model. It is the first of multiple 48-V production announcements coming over the next few years.
2013-08-20
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Scientists in the U.K. have developed a lead-free, high-temperature ceramic capacitor using a dielectric material they call Hiteca (HIgh TEmperature CApacitor), which has a high energy density and operates stably at 200°C (392°F) and above.
2013-09-16
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During the IAA 2013 Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Valeo launched the Valeo Innovation Challenge. The contest is open to engineering students across the globe. In teams of two to five members, students will present an innovative project focused on the automotive industry.
2013-11-15
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Engineering students have until Feb. 14, 2014, to submit entries into a contest sponsored by Valeo and designed to bring out the best ideas to make cars more intelligent and intuitive by 2030. The winning team will receive a grant of €100,000, with the first and second runners-up each receiving €10,000.
2014-07-07
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An autonomous valet parking system enables an SUV to park itself as the driver watches the maneuvers unfold while standing outside the vehicle.
2014-08-04
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VW/Audi is spinning rapidly into a new engine-boosting era with its electric compressor technology witht he help of a 48-V network.
2014-10-23
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Volvo's new 2.0-L development engine has a bi-turbo configuration, supported by the inclusion of an electric compressor in the loop. Power output is 331 kW.
2012-10-30
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Valeo and V. Johnson Enterprises have formed a joint venture named Detroit Thermal Systems (DTS) to acquire the last operation in Ford's Automotive Components Holding unit—the climate-control business on Sheldon Road in Plymouth, MI.
2013-04-17
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Stop-start technology will gain substantial U.S. market share in the coming years even though consumers have mixed feelings about driving a vehicle equipped with the engine-off/engine-on feature.
2017-01-03
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Development of advanced automotive technologies is increasingly being driven by suppliers, rather than OEMs. And megadeals worth at least $500 million that are behind a growing number of next-gen technologies may reach the highest level since before the Great Recession. That’s the view from Las Vegas, as the 2017 CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) opens to over 160,000 attendees.
2016-09-22
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Engineers at Valeo have developed a high torque, low stiffness (HTLS) clutch disc for heavy trucks and buses that increases damping performance by 40% and allows a reduction of engine speed by up to 200 rpm.
2017-05-08
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Artificial intelligence has the potential to vastly advance automated driving and other aspects of automotive safety. But developers must determine how to mitigate undesirable side-effects.
2017-10-27
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Tier 1s and their partners are driving autonomy’s technology bus. Six execs talk about their roles.
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