Valeo has been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for its UV Air Purifier.
Valeo was Honoured in CES 2022
Upon activation, the system eliminates, in a single airflow cycle, more than 95 per cent of viruses, including Covid-19, as well as any bacteria or mold present in the air circulating in the cabin. The Valeo-designed modules are effective throughout the vehicle’s journey with passengers onboard.
Valeo’s UV Air Purifier uses ultraviolet light technology through a “light labyrinth”, the UV rays are blocked from spreading outside of the metal box and ensuring that passengers are never exposed to them. Only the air circulating in the ventilation box is purified by the light. The UV rays work as both a bactericide and a germicide and can kill microbes such as viruses and pathogens. The effectiveness of disinfection against corona viruses has been scientifically proven in European laboratories.
The Valeo UV Air Purifier is designed to be compatible with buses and coaches of all types and sizes, air conditioned or not. They can be fitted to new vehicles as well as those already on the road. To date, more than 2,000 buses are already equipped worldwide with the technology. Innovation is Valeo’s growth driver in 2020, the Group devoted 12 per cent of its original equipment sales to R&D and filed 1,174 initial patents. Valeo has nearly 20,000 engineers working every day across 63 R&D centers around the world to develop new technologies for a safer mobility.