Valeo expands its Group Technical Centre in Chennai

The company's Group Technical Centre touchesthe core of most products and platforms.

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Valeo, a global leader in mobility technology has expanded its Group Technical Centre (GTC) in Chennai. This centre will focus on technology and innovation and boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure with over 1,000 workstations that will work on Hardware-in-the Loop (HIL)/ Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) farms and act as a cybersecurity test lab.

Valeo’s Group Technical Centre in Chennai and its satellite centre in Bangalore will serve as a hub for research, development and innovation and bring together over 3,700 top engineering talent from across India. The engineering contribution from Valeo GTC touches the core of most products and platforms, notably in driver assistance systems, in domain and zonal controllers, in low and high voltage electrification systems, thermal management solutions and in smart lighting technologies. 

The centre actively engages with top engineering institutions for cutting-edge research and to build competencies in niche areas to fuel innovation. Valeo will continue to grow in key technology areas of AI applications, Data Science, Reliability, Digitalisation, Computer Vision, Cloud Computing, Digital Twin and Simulations, Chiplet design, Cybersecurity, Functional Safety and Software defined Vehicles. R&D engineers from India have contributed to more than 380 patent first filings to date and the number continues to grow.  

During the inauguration, Xavier Dupont, Valeo Powertrain Systems and Thermal Systems Business Groups President said, “With more than 30 years of experience in software, Valeo is at the forefront of the electrification and ADAS revolutions. We are very proud to open a new Technical Centre for Software & Systems here in Chennai. As software and systems play an increasing role in mobility and in the automotive industry, we are looking forward to leveraging the incredible talents present in India to contribute to Valeo’s cutting-edge R&D and to developing further our partnerships with our Indian partners. 

Jayakumar G, Group President & Managing Director, Valeo India added, “As we celebrate the inauguration of the expansion of our Group Technical Centre in Chennai, it marks an important milestone in Valeo's journey in India. Fifteen years ago, we set our R&D footprint and over the last few years, we have experienced substantial growth. The India Tech Centre has emerged as a pivotal hub, playing a crucial role in our global R&D initiatives. It is a testament to the incredible talent and capabilities present in India. This expansion in software and systems will cater to the increasing demand from our customers for new technologies in Electrification, ADAS, and Software Defined Vehicles. " 

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