Paris, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Valeo Raytheon Systems today
announced that its Blind Spot Detection system has been selected as a
finalist for the 2007 Automotive News PACE Awards in the Product
Innovation category. The system is expected to contribute to reducing
collisions with unseen vehicles during lane change manoeuvres.
Vehicles equipped with this system will be available in North America
and Europe during 2007.
"We are honored to have our blind spot technology recognized by
the prestigious PACE Awards," said Thierry Morin, Valeo Chairman &
Chief Executive Officer. "In the near future, most vehicles will be
equipped with new driving assistance systems such as this one making
Valeo Raytheon Systems draws on the short-range radar and
automotive expertise of Valeo and the in-depth knowledge of radar
systems from Raytheon. The outcome of this joint effort is a
radar-based Blind Spot Detection system comprised of one sensor on
each side of the vehicle, both continuously screening the lateral
area alongside and to the rear of the vehicle.
By using multiple narrow beams of radar to recognize objects in
the blind spot, the system allows for unprecedented accuracy in
determining the position and distance of the object as well as its
relative speed and direction of travel. Blind spot detection sensor
technology works in all weather conditions and is invisible. Sensors
are located on each side of the vehicle, behind the rear plastic
This nomination follows two successive years of PACE Awards won by
Valeo: in 2005 for the Lane Departure Warning System and in 2006 for
the StARS micro-hybrid system.
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 and employs 73,800 people in 133 plants, 71 R&D
centers and 9 distribution centers in 29 countries.
For more information, please contact: Alexandre Telinge,
Group Media Relations & PR Manager,
Matthieu de Crevoisier, Group Media Relations Coordinator,
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