Teledyne FLIR joins Valeo to produce thermal automotive safety system

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Valeo has joined Teledyne FLIR in a strategic collaboration to bring thermal imaging technology to the automotive industry to enhance the safety of road users.  

Valeo and Teledyne FLIR say they will deliver the “first” Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) B thermal imaging technology for night vision advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS).  

“Valeo has the most extensive portfolio of perception solutions on the market and we are looking forward to working with Teledyne FLIR to add thermal imaging to our offer,” said Marc Vrecko, President of Valeo comfort and driving assistance.  

“This new camera and its perception software will complement our offer and improve the overall performance of ADAS and autonomous vehicles systems to bring even more safety to road users, especially at night.” 

This system will complement Valeo’s large range of sensors and rely on Valeo’s ADAS software stack to support functions such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) at night for passenger and commercial vehicles as well as for autonomous cars.  

Valeo will leverage its expertise in automotive vision systems to integrate Teledyne FLIR thermal vision technology and supply the company with a solution for night vision, including perception software based on Valeo’s AI and graphical visualization stack. 

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Teledyne FLIR continues to make tremendous strides in developing and incorporating thermal imaging into automotive safety systems, from aftermarket driver-aid technologies to autonomous robotaxis,” said Paul Clayton, Vice President and General Manager, Teledyne FLIR. 

“Our work with Valeo enables us to make thermal imaging technology ubiquitous within transportation, from passenger cars to semi-trucks, allowing more drivers and automated vehicle safety systems to see in complete darkness, in cluttered environments and in adverse weather where other incumbent sensors struggle.” 

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