Paris, France (ots/PRNewswire) - At the Equip'Auto International
Grands Prix awards ceremony held last Friday, Valeo won the Silver
Award for its power line communication system in the "Engineering and
Advanced Technology" category.
On today's vehicles, electrical power and data use different
wiring harnesses: adding a new function increases the number of
harnesses. Depending on vehicle, the total wiring can weigh up to 50
kg and be 3 km long.
A new technology simplifying the wiring architecture while
allowing new equipment integration.
In response to the ever increasing size, weight and complexity of
vehicle electrical wiring systems and electronic networks, Valeo has
developed an innovative technology to distribute communication data
along existing vehicle power wires or lines. This eliminates most of
the separate data communication wires required to serve electrical
and electronic functions. This new technology reduces the number of
wiring harnesses, their weight, length and cost.
As it does not modify the electrical architecture of the vehicle,
this technology facilitates post-equipment integration and optional
equipment such as multimedia DVD players or cameras. This data
transmission can also be used as a second source of information for
First aftermarket applications are targeted for 2006. This
technology is convenient for all passenger car and commercial vehicle
applications and is targeted for 2007.
Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the
design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and
modules for cars and trucks. Valeo ranks among the world's top
automotive suppliers. The Group has 130 plants, 68 R&D centers, 9
distribution centers and employs 72,100 people in 28 countries
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