At CES 2018, Valeo showcased a solution that detects whether the car is occupied when the engine is off.
Sensors in the vehicle cabin identify the number, location and morphology of people present. A vehicle fitted with this Valeo technology will trigger a sound and light alarm, and send a message to the user’s smartphone, to ensure that no one is left behind in a stationary car.

Valeo is seizing the opportunity to address the challenge of individualized in-vehicle wellbeing. Looking well beyond standard comfort features such as temperature control, adjustable seats and soundproofing, the aim is to offer personalized traveling conditions adapted to each vehicle occupant, driver and passengers alike.

This approach to wellbeing factors in outside pollution levels and occupant physiology, morphology, heart rate and body temperature. The system purifies the air in the cabin and adjusts temperature, lighting, sound and fragrance on the basis of vehicle occupant mood and physical condition. A personalized in-car ambiance makes for a unique sensory experience. This wellbeing-oriented intelligence is reflected in the vehicle’s capability to adapt to situations and respond to circumstances. In an increasingly connected mobility environment, the Valeo system may one day perform real-time analysis of the in-vehicle situation; interact with the vehicle occupants, learning their habits and preferences, and adapting accordingly; and store the collected data so that it can follow the user from vehicle to vehicle.

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