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gestigon/Valeo Lübeck scores remarkable success at TU Automotive

The TU Automotive Detroit is said to be the world's largest and longest-running connected and autonomous car conference and expo. Again, it took place in the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan and over 150 speakers, 300 booths and 3000 attendees exchanged latest insights in automotive technical innovations on June 7-8.

This year the recently acquired team from gestigon aka Valeo Lübeck presented a milestone of the Interior Monitoring System (IMS) in a Range Rover Evoque. The booth was crowded all day with visitors waiting for a demo of how the IMS will shape the future of driving comfort and safety – detection of driver and passengers for automatic airbag control, tracking of the driver’s hands to assess his readyness in semi-autonomous driving and tracking of  the driver’s head for optimized airbag ejection.

Visitors appraised the technical readiness and the experience of a real life demo – thus being much more attractive than some fictitious videos that we all know too well. Additionally, we showed gesture interaction with haptic feedback from an ultrasonic array which also attracted a lot of interest.

This event did not only draw attention towards gestigon’s Interior Monitoring System but was also a major milestone in the integration process of gestigon into Valeo as the car was set up and well-tuned in a joint effort between Valeo Lübeck and Valeo Troy.

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