Valeo has received the 2020 Road Safety Innovation Award in the “preventing the consequences of an accident” category for its Valeo Rescuer solution.
As of April 1, 2018, all new vehicle platforms approved for manufacture must be fitted with an integrated automatic eCall system that instantly connects the vehicle with emergency services in the event of an accident.
As road safety is one of Valeo’s key priorities in the development of all its innovations, both in original equipment and for the aftermarket, the Group designed the new safety solution to be available for all vehicles, even those more than two years old.
Valeo Rescuer is the first eCall system to comply with European standards, applicable for vehicles already on the road.
Valeo Rescuer also includes a breakdown assistance service, called b-Call, which the driver can trigger at the push of a button.
By simply plugging it into the vehicle’s 12V socket, users can activate their subscription to a support service through a dedicated Valeo mobile application.
The solution will be on sale in the coming months.
Valeo has been a signatory of the Road Safety at Work Charter since 2016 and organizes annual nationwide Road Safety Days, as well as a range of awareness-raising initiatives for its employees.