As part of this, the vehicle manufacturers across the world have been working on new mobility options to meet the mandate of zero CO2 emissions from vehicles by 2040.
Technologies keep evolving. The challenge is to develop viable and sustainable solutions. Globally electro-mobility is gaining momentum as it is apparently emission-free. It can be truly such only if its battery is charged with electricity from renewable sources. While it is the role of the Government to ensure clean power sources, the vehicle manufacturers are gearing up to launch hybrid and electric vehicles to limit or eliminate emissions.
At the recently-concluded Frankfurt Motor Show, among the important new models launched was the new Volkswagen ID.3, a compact electric car based on the MEB platform, and the first model of the I.D. Series. This is expected to lead the series of EVs that the company is planning to launch in the coming years. Similarly most of the OEMs in all vehicle categories are developing new mobility solutions. The system suppliers also are active with their new offerings for the new mobility.
This Special Section on ‘New Mobility’ will give a glimpse of how OEMs and suppliers are steering by their focus on new mobility though beset with many challenges.
Valeo Adds Value To NextGen Vehicles With New Solutions
Valeo, a technology-driven company and a supplier and partner to automakers worldwide, continues to design and develop innovative solutions for smart mobility, with special focus on intuitive driving and reduction of CO2 emissions. With the rise of electric drivetrains and hybrid technology, the way cars are powered is changing. Autonomous and connected vehicles and the digital revolution are creating new forms of mobility. The Valeo Group’s innovation strategy enabled it to anticipate these transitions and emerging market demands and fortify its profitable growth momentum.
High-tech products designed and made by the Group with precision and at low cost are at the epicentre of its ability to take on the three revolutions that transform automotive industry: vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicles and digital mobility.
Jacques Aschenbroich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Valeo Group, told AutoParts Asia, “The automotive industry is experiencing three simultaneous revolutions: first, the electric car; second, the autonomous and connected car; and third, digital mobility. The scale of this industry transition is unprecedented, exceeding even the major changes it had undergone since automobile was invented. All the three revolutions are simultaneous and extremely fastpaced. And I firmly believe that these rapid transformations will reconcile the car with the city.”
Valeo is the world leader in driving assistance, with around 20 percent of the market share, and the world leader in sensors, which are the ears and eyes of the vehicle. It has the widest portfolio of sensors, with cameras, radar, ultrasonics and the world’s first Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) mass produced for the automotive industry so far. Thanks to this expertise in sensors, associated with its knowhow in Artificial Intelligence, the Group achieved a world first, last September by running an autonomous car in the streets of Paris, fitted exclusively with its series-produced sensors. (See Box-1)
The Group is also a pioneer and leader in vehicle electrification. One in every three cars worldwide has Valeo electrical systems for reducing CO2 emissions. Its portfolio of solutions suits all levels of electrification and vehicle segments, from low-voltage mild-hybrids to high-voltage all-electric models.
These revolutions complement all the core businesses of the Group driving it to work in complete synergy. For instance, for autonomous cars, it not only provides all the range of sensors to have a clear perception
of its surrounding environment, but also develops cleaning systems for sensors allowing them to work perfectly in all conditions: rain, mud, snow or dust. This is possible with its historical experience in wiping. For electric cars, it not only provides the whole powertrain system, but also develops smart thermal systems for batteries allowing to extend their life cycle and to optimise the vehicle’s range.
From Smart Engines To Electrification
The global mobility ecosystem has been converging in demanding vehicles to consume less fossil fuel and reduce pollution. According to published reports, the transportation sector causes 33 percent of the total emissions. As a pioneer and a global player in vehicle electrification, the Valeo Group boasts of having wide ranging product offerings to support this revolution, such as affordable hybrid solutions that can be applied to the widest number of cars. To accompany this revolution that drives down CO2 emissions, it develops innovative technologies that are designed to lower energy consumption by electrifying powertrains, optimising overall thermal management and improving aerodynamics. These three focus areas help increase the efficiency of all engine types.
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Continental Unfolds Systems, Products For New Mobility
Technology is fast evolving in every sphere of life, especially industry. The big challenge is where to stop and make it commercial, viable and profitable. In the automotive sector the manufacturers are more constrained as the factors of development are complex and triggered extrinsically by the regulators and consumers. They compel the principal automotive suppliers to run ahead and bring about relevant and acceptable technologies.
New Mobility Newer Challenges
The Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to less than two degree Celsius above the preindustrial levels.
To Redefine Future Of Mobility
Meritor India's New Axle Assembly Facility To Expand Product Portfolio
The new axle assembly facility along with a state-of-the-art research and development centre in Mysore at Automotive Axles, Meritor India’s JV with Kalyani Group, will also utilise its capacity and capability for its global requirements.
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VDW Supports Industry 4.0 IoT Initiatives
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FPMI To Set Up Manufacturing Facility By 2020
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Corteco Sees India As Big Market For Growth
Corteco India Private Limited, part of Corteco Global, the sales organisation of the Freudenberg Group specialising in parts for the independent automotive aftermarket, expects significant growth in India.
Freudenberg Indian Arm Develops PM2.5 Cabin Filters
The Pune- headquartered Freudenberg Filtration Technologies India (FFTI), part of the Freudenberg Group, will introduce a new media, PM2.5 filter that can filter particulate matter up to 2.5 micron, for vehicle cabin filters in India.
Building A Green Value Chain
In an upfront interaction, Jayakumar G, Group President India, Valeo India Pvt. Ltd. speaks to Ashish Bhatia on the changing customer perception driving changes in the automotive industry.
LAST-MILE CARGO SOLUTIONS
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Valeo Electric Powertrains
Valeo partners has partnered with Omega Seiki Mobility. Prateek Pardeshi looks at the scope of the partnership involving electric powertrains for the latter’s vehicle range.
Single Technology Base
In an Upfront and exclusive interaction, Jerome Mortal, Director of New Mobilities at Valeo shares the strategic focus areas for new ‘zero-emissions’ mobility solutions with Team ACI.
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