World’s first “invisible” trailer recognised with award

Innovative driving assistance technology from Valeo gets ‘Contribution to Excellence’ Award

World’s first “invisible” trailer recognised with award

Valeo has won a 2020 PACE Award for the Valeo ‘XtraVue Trailer’, the world’s first system enabling drivers to see-through the trailer or caravan they are towing.

This unique and innovative driving assistance technology makes towing objects simpler and safer for drivers.

The Valeo technology allows users to visualise the environment behind a towed vehicle.

Using cameras and software developed by Valeo, the system combines the data recorded by the vehicle and trailer cameras into a single, homogenous image.

The image is displayed on screen in front of the driver, enabling them to see what’s going on behind their vehicle as if they could see right through the trailer or caravan.

Driving and maneuvering becomes easier than ever, whatever the size of the vehicle being towed. Drivers can change lanes, reverse and park, all with complete control over their environment.

Unveiled as a world first at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the trailer was brought to the US market for the first time at the end of the same year.

Marc Vrecko, president of the comfort and driving assistance systems business group, said: “Valeo ‘XtraVue Trailer’ is a unique innovation that gives drivers a full and clear view of their vehicle’s surroundings, making towed objects appear totally transparent.

“This award attests to the creativity, expertise and agility of our teams who developed this unprecedented technology, which makes driving simpler and safer.”

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