Past events

Monday 18. 10. 2021

PCB Design and Industrialization for ADAS + video

PCBs became the central topic of the Valeo Technical Evening. This abbreviation, which means Printed Circuit Boards, is inextricably linked with every electronic device. Firstly, together with Miroslav Purnoch, hardware engineer from Valeo Prague R&D center, we went through the nooks and crannies of each circuit or resistor, its meaning and resulting functionality in driver assistance systems. We had a look at the steps of the development process and the tools used to design, simulate and test prototypes of printed circuit boards. What are the specifics of high frequency PCB materials for automotive radar sensors? We answered this and more on our last meetup. Later, Jiří Zvolánek presented you some of the advanced PCB technologies such as HDI microvia technology, 3D flex-rigid technology and PCBs with embedded components, on which Würth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG works. Finally, we listened to a short introductive presentation of Valeo's PCB expert, Paul-Henry Morel, who shared a broader view of mass circuit board production. We discussed in more detail the challenges and possible future development of this discipline in the field of automotive. Jan Kostecky , the Process Engineers' Team leader, together with his colleagues gave us a 10 minutes inside look into the planned production of PCB at Valeo Rakovník Site.
Tuesday 30. 3. 2021

Detection of dirty/blocked sensors Meetup + video

How to detect the dirty sensors on a car? Algorithms for blockage detection - automotive radar and camera Has it already happened that your car showed a message like “Adaptive cruise control is switched off, radar is blocked”? Have you already thought about how important is having clear sensors that care about adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning or other smart functions in your car? And how important is it for the future autonomous cars that will not need the driver behind the steering wheel? Valeo’s department of Radars finished the development of a new algorithm that recognizes any sign of blockage of the sensor. Naiallen Carvalho, one of the developers of the algorithm, explained how it works, how a signal from the sensor looks when blocked and how to perceive if the sensor is still able to detect the objects. Valeo department of Artificial Intelligence concentrates on the dirt or water blocking cameras for a long time. David Hurych talked about how to identify the water drops on a camera lens and how the developers continue to enhance the system.
Thursday 10. 12. 2020

How does the Communication in a Car Work? + video

The first speaker was Martin Štěpánek, System Test engineer at Valeo. He led you into the labyrinth of cables in a car revealing their initial point and target. You got broader insight into the terms such as gateway or bus in automotive. He discussed with you how much data it is being transmitted and what kind of information they actually contain. There was also a part dedicated to the security that persuades you how you and your car are secured. The second speaker was prof. Zdeněk Hanzálek. In his talk, we concentrated on two time-triggered protocols: (1) a static segment of FlexRay (2) Qbv extension of IEEE Time-Sensitive Networking. Time-triggered systems follow the schedules obtained during the design time and satisfy timing requirements by construction. We showed several interesting problems, and we saw how algorithms found these schedules.
Thursday 13. 6. 2019

Virtual Validation Meetup + video

With the ever growing requirements for testing in automotive industry, mainly in the area of automated driving, companies are searching for innovative ways of making the testing process quicker and more efficient. One of the possible answers to this challenge is virtual validation.
Wednesday 17. 4. 2019

AI Research for Autonomous Driving + video

Our next technical evening of 2019, was held in the National Library of Technology, looked at research in the area of usage of Artificial Intelligence in the development of autonomous driving, its problems, opportunities and challenges.
Thursday 31. 1. 2019

Autonomous Driving & Game Development Meetup + video

First technical evening of 2019, to be held in Prague Startup Market, will look at research in the area of usage of PC games in the development of autonomous driving, its problems and challenges.
Thursday 11. 10. 2018

Embedded Machine Learning for Automated Driving MeetUp

Our next Valeo technical evening will look at motivations for applications of embedded machine learning in automotive Lidar sensors for automated driving.
Thursday 14. 6. 2018

Ground Truth Extraction for Autonomous Driving

Are you interested to get to know more about Ground Truth Extraction technologies in automotive?
Thursday 24. 5. 2018

The Specifics of Front Camera Development in Automotive

Are you interested to get to know more about the development of Front Camera technology in self driving cars?
Tuesday 24. 4. 2018

Automated Parking Systems Meetup

Valeo second technical meeting of 2018 will look at introduction to automated parking systems, project management of software development and the way how the mirror blind spot is covered, it`s problems and challenges.
Wednesday 11. 4. 2018

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies

Are you interested to get to know more about heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies in automotive?
Wednesday 06. 12. 2017

System/Subsystem Functional Safety Meetup

Are you interested to get to know more about system and subsystem functional safety within development of Smart Cars?
Tuesday 26. 9. 2017

Computer Vision and Machine Learning Meetup

Valeo second technical evening of 2017, to be held in our R&D Centre in Prague 10, will look at research in the area of computer vision algorithms for advanced driver assistance systems, it´s problems and challenges.
Wednesday 14. 6. 2017

The first
of 2017

The first VALEO TECHNICAL EVENING of 2017 to be held in our R&D Centre in Prague 10, will look at system and software solutions of object tracking and classification by laser scanner technology, its problems and challenges.
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