Valeo and the BMW Group have begun a collaboration whereby Valeo will provide the ADAS domain controller, sensors and software for parking and maneuvering systems in BMW’s upcoming Neue Klasse platform, due to launch in 2025.
Dr Nicolai Martin, SVP of driving experience at BMW Group, commented, “This collaboration between BMW Group and Valeo builds on the successful products we have been developing together over the last decades. It has been more than 30 years since we launched the BMW Park Distance Control as a world first, and about 15 years since BMW Group began offering its customers multi-camera viewing. Today, the new BMW 7 Series sets the standard for effortless and state-of-the-art driver assistance systems. We look forward to shaping the future together with Valeo through this close collaboration in our next generation for maneuvering and parking solutions.”
Valeo says it will develop and produce an ADAS domain controller capable of managing data flows from all ADAS sensors in vehicles based on the Neue Klasse platform. Furthermore, all driving assistance functions will be hosted and processed by the Valeo controller, which will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs. The ADAS domain controller will host Valeo’s software platform for low-speed maneuvering, as well as software assets from BMW and Qualcomm for driving automation.
Marc Vrecko, president of Valeo’s comfort and driving assistance systems business group, added, “We are excited and proud to embark on this journey with our long-standing partners at BMW. Beyond the opportunities resulting from our integrated software stack, the domain controller itself is an important cornerstone in our strategy for safer and smarter mobility. BMW Neue Klasse will also feature the next generation of Valeo’s ultrasonic sensors, the full set of surround-view cameras, as well as a new multifunctional interior camera that will contribute to improved safety and create a new level of user experience.”