Stoneridge, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic systems, components and modules, primarily for the automotive, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, agricultural, and off-highway vehicle markets. - Photo: Stoneridge Inc.

Stoneridge, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic systems, components and modules, primarily for the automotive, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, agricultural, and off-highway vehicle markets.

Photo: Stoneridge Inc.

Valens Semiconductor, a provider of connectivity solutions for the automotive and audio-video markets, and Stoneridge Inc., a designer and manufacturer of electrical and electronic vehicle systems, announced their partnership to introduce a connectivity solution related to vision and safety systems in tractor trailers to address safety-critical issues in the trucking industry.

According to Valens, trucks on the road experience visibility limitations, due in part to the inability for existing connectivity technologies to support the level of data transfer needed to appropriately address challenges within the truck and the required length of the link between the tractor and the trailer.

"Paired with Stoneridge cameras, this connectivity solution by Valens opens the door for the development of new technologies and product capabilities beyond our current portfolio that will continue to transform the commercial vehicle safety environment and reduce operating costs for the fleets," said Jon DeGaynor, president/CEO of Stoneridge.

Since 2020, Valens and Stoneridge have been working on the development of a long-reach connectivity solution to enable the delivery of error-free video.

"The solutions we are working on, based on the Valens VA6000 chipset family, will open the door to a safer experience for truck drivers around the world relying on Stoneridge systems," said Gideon Ben-Zvi, CEO of Valens Semiconductor. "Leveraging our unique connectivity technology, we aim to make the roads safer – both for the truck drivers and for the people around them."

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