Valens and Daimler Partner to Optimize In-Car Connectivity

HDBaseT Automotive technology enables simultaneous transmissions of high speed video & audio, USB, data, and power over a single, unshielded twisted-pair cable.

Electronica 2016, Munich, Germany– November 7th, 2016 – Valens and Daimler today announced their collaboration to bring HDBaseT Automotive into cars in the near future. 

At the forefront of in-vehicle connectivity today, Daimler has selected HDBaseT Automotive as the technology of choice to guarantee high performance of advanced infotainment, ADAS, and telematics systems. Valens, as the inventor of HDBaseT and founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, brings the technology and expertise to accomplish the goal of commercializing HDBaseT-enabled vehicles in the near future. 

“Valens has led the revolution in digital connectivity in the AV sector, and we are looking forward to repeating this success in the automotive market. Over the years, Daimler has led the market with the integration of innovative technologies to maximize the driving experience, and we are honored to be part of the efforts in optimizing in-vehicle connectivity.”

Dror Jerushalmi, CEO, Valens

“One of Daimler’s strategic focus is to be a technological leader – in ‘green’ technologies, safety, autonomous driving and connectivity. HDBaseT Automotive is a perfect fit as its architectural benefits, reliability and robustness lead to a superior driving experience to our customers.”

Dr. Jan Bauer, Daimler

About HDBaseT Automotive

HDBaseT Automotive is the only technology today that enables the tunneling of high-speed video and audio, USB, data, and more, with native networking capabilities over a single unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable for up to 15m (50ft).  HDBaseT Automotive also allows for daisy-chaining and multistreaming, to simplify and optimize in-vehicle connectivity.

Learn more about HDBaseT Automotive at the Electronica 2016 show in Munich, on November 8th-11th, at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (Hall A6, Booth 264). To schedule an appointment, contact us at info-auto@valens.com

For more information about Valens’ HDBaseT Automotive solution, click here.

Daimler at a Glance

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today:The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal  and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving: from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2015, the Group sold around 2.9 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 284,015 people; revenue totalled €149.5 billion and EBIT amounted to €13.2 billion.

About Valens 

Established in 2006, Valens provides semiconductor products for the distribution of uncompressed ultra-high-definition (HD) multimedia content. The company's HDBaseT technology enables long-reach connectivity of devices over a single cable and is a global standard for advanced digital media distribution. Valens is a private company headquartered in Israel.

For more information, visit www.valens.com

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