Auto ShowsValeo Unveils Back-Up Camera That Makes Your Trailer Invisible

01:05  12 january  2019
01:05  12 january  2019 Source:   motor1.com

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Make your trailer " Invisible " with Valeo XtraVue Trailer - The first of its kind on the market, Valeo XtraVue Trailer is an innovation that enables drivers to see what is happening on the road behind their trailer or caravan, an invaluable driving assistance system that makes vehicles easy to maneuver

Combines camera images to make the trailer magically disappear. Valeo 's XtraValue Trailer system combines footage from both into a single, homogenous image that displays on a small screen for the driver, making it easier to change lanes, back up and park.

According to many, poor visibility is one of the main disadvantages of modern cars compared to older, more traditionally-designed vehicles. A few companies have already presented different tech solutions to improve the overall visibility, including a transparent A-pillar and even a transparent hood which is now an option on the all-new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The Paris-based automotive supplier Valeo is taking things a step further by introducing a technology that lets you see through your trailer or caravan.

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Valeo 's XtraVue Trailer system made its debut at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Building upon an earlier rendition of the same system, XtraVue trailer uses some surprisingly simple tech to make towing easier. By installing one camera on the rear of the towing vehicle and one camera on the rear of the

Valeo is back at CES with its XtraVue Trailer . This technology allows drivers to see what’s The system uses cameras placed on the rear bumpers of both the vehicle and the trailer to This relied on cameras installed in other vehicles, however, making it less reliable than the XtraVue Trailer , which

Debuting at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, the so-called XtraVue Trailer system uses several cameras mounted at the back of the vehicle and the rear of the trailer or caravan. The image from all sources is combined into a single homogenous image which shows what’s happening behind the vehicle on an additional small display somewhere on the center console. The overall idea is brilliant but we wish the device could be integrated into the factory infotainment system and use its display. That’s probably in the works.

According to Valeo, maneuvers should be “easier than ever, whatever the size of the trailer or caravan being pulled” with drivers easily changing “lanes, reverse and park, all with full control over their environment.”

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What makes Valeo ’s setup a little different is that its system creates a seemingly complete image when properly set up , even providing a basic outline Based on footage provided but the supplier, we doubt spacial issues would only crop up in extremely tight quarters, but that’s a pretty inconsequential gripe

Valeo camera system to see through trailers , CES 2019. Blind spots remain a headache in nearly every new vehicle, but for those who tow, the It's likely a matter of time before such technology makes its way to production, especially as SUVs and pickup trucks replace sedans as family vehicles.

Also in Las Vegas at this year’s CES, Valeo is showcasing a range of 48-volt electrical systems that help reduce fuel consumption in vehicles and is also unveiling “the full scope of its expertise in autonomy and connectivity.” Speaking of self-driving technologies, the company will display its Drive4U Remote and Voyage XR systems, as well as the Drive4U which is an autonomous vehicle that will be cruising the streets of Las Vegas fitted solely with series-produced sensors.

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Another interesting system Valeo is bringing to CES is the PictureBeam Monolithic which has been developed in cooperation with CREE and is basically a new generation lighting system that projects information and images onto the road.

Source: Valeo

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