COMUNICADO: Park4U(TM) , the Valeo Art of Parking Simplicity at the International Tokyo Motor Show

Actualizado 24/10/2007 20:47:03 CET

TOKYO, October 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Park4U(TM), the very latest innovation available on the park assist market, has been fitted on the Volkswagen Touran since April 2007, and is now also fitted on the Cross Touran and the Tiguan. As well as achieving the ongoing confidence of Volkswagen, Valeo has also announced that its products will be fitted on five other makes of vehicles in the coming months. Valeo's new "standard of simplicity" continues to inspire the market.

In the space of a few seconds, the vehicle can be parked without the driver even touching the steering wheel-the perfect retort to people who say parking has to be complicated. Drivers can now focus all their attention on the vehicle's surroundings, which is a significant point when you consider that for example in Germany one damage claim to car insurers out of three comes from failed parking maneuvers.

This ultrasonic technology-based driving assistance system, a world premiere, automatically steers the car into the parking slot in a few seconds. Drivers can take their hands off the wheel, but keep their eyes on the road as they control the braking and acceleration of the operation at any time.

The next generation of the system will allow drivers to park in even smaller spaces (only 40cms in front and behind the car) as well as enabling drivers to exit automatically. In the future, with the recent acquisition of Connaught Electronics, Valeo's parking assistance systems will provide full visibility to the driver of the vehicle's surroundings and enable increasingly complex parking manoeuvres to be carried out in full comfort.

Valeo is an independent industrial group dedicated to the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks. It is one of the world's leading automotive suppliers. The Group has 136 production sites, 68 R&D centers, 9 distribution platforms, and employs 74,800 people in 30 countries.

For more information about the Group and its activities, please visit our web site

For all additional information, please contact:
Claire Vidal Pilo,
Media Relations,
Tel: +33-1-40-55-21-26,
Sylvie Delion,
Media Relations,
Tel: +33-1-40-55-20-96,

Claire Vidal Pilo, Media Relations, Tel: +33-1-40-55-21-26,; Sylvie Delion, Media Relations, Tel: +33-1-40-55-20-96,

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