When it comes to road safety, advanced technologies that assist drivers in avoiding accidents are crucial. Valeo’s range of parking and assistance equipment stands out as a reliable choice, offering a range of products designed to reduce the risks of accidents and enhance the overall driving experience.
One of the key advantages of the parking and assistance products is their compatibility with a wide range of vehicles, making their products suitable for diverse applications.
The products are known for their accurate detection capabilities, which contribute to safer driving experiences. The range consists of three primary options: beep&park, Park Vision and Safe Side.
The beep&park range includes parking sensors that utilise ultrasonic sound produced by transducers. These transducers operate using advanced technology, such as the piezoelectric effect or the magnetostrictive effect.
This allows for precise detection of obstacles, reducing the risk of accidents while parking or manoeuvring in tight spaces. Importantly, these kits are designed to be non-intrusive to the vehicle’s onboard electronics. They are not connected to the car’s CAN (Controller Area Network) network, ensuring no disruptions or interference with the car’s existing systems.
Valeo Park Vision
Park Vision is an advanced parking assistance system designed to make parking easier and safer for drivers. By utilising a combination of cameras and sensors, Park Vision provides a comprehensive view of the vehicle’s surroundings, helping drivers manoeuvre with confidence, especially in tight or poorly visible parking spaces.
Valeo Safe Side
Unlike parking sensor kits, the Valeo Safe Side utilises radar sensors that employ an electromagnetic wave to measure the distance and speed of moving objects. This system operates in real-time, providing immediate feedback to the driver.
When the Safe Side sensors detect an object or obstacle in the vehicle’s blind spot, they send a signal to the system’s ECU, which processes the information and triggers a warning signal to the driver. This warning can be in the form of an audible and visual alert, notifying the driver of potential hazards in their blind spot. This allows drivers to take appropriate action, such as adjusting their position or slowing down to avoid collisions.