PARIS -- Valeo is focusing on driver assistance and self-driving technology at CES 2022, including two new lidar systems.
The annual consumer-electronics showcase in Las Vegas has been scaled back this year because of a new COVID-19 surge, but it has become the main venue for new automotive-technology debuts.
Paris-based Valeo is one of the largest suppliers of lidar, which scans the road ahead with laser pulses to create a detailed image map for self-driving and advanced driver assistance systems. Most automakers plan to combine lidar, radar and cameras to enable true self-driving vehicles.
Cost has been the main barrier for adoption, but traditional suppliers and startups are working to make lidar more affordable, and are developing long-range systems that can “see” the road hundreds of meters ahead, even in bad weather.