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Valeo AuaBladeTM innovation conquers the aftermarket

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Stronger in 2020
The revolutionary and exclusive Valeo  AquaBladeTM wiper system designed and produced by Valeo is conquering the aftermarket with key range extensions. 

Valeo Aquablade is the ultimate wiper blade of the N°1 worldwide in Wiper Systems. As a consequence the brand is quickly expanding its offer still, with a huge focus on premium brands. In January 2020 the Valeo Aquablade range is extended in aftermarket to Mercedes E-class, GLE-Class, S-Class and SL-Class applications(2). The core spirit of Valeo SilencioTM has been to make the exact same O.E. cutting edge technologies available for the Aftermarket professionals and drivers as quickly as possible.

A unique technology
In addition to its conventional, hybrid, flat and rear wiper blades, exclusive Valeo AquaBladeTM innovation, winner of the PACE  Award(3) and Automechanica Motortec innovation Award in 2019 proved its indisputable superiority on the market.

What makes Valeo AquaBladeTM unique? Traditional wiping systems spray the washer fluid from the engine compartment bulkhead or hood. This system has a number of shortcomings, such as the uneven distribution of fluid across the windshield, performance that depends on vehicle speed and a significant waste of fluid. Most importantly, however, the spray obstructs visibility for over 1 second.

The Valeo AquaBladeTM wiping system washes away all these flaws providing better visibility thus an increased safety. The fluid is not projected onto the windshield, but is distributed along the entire length of the blade. The entire surface covered by the wiper is uniformly cleaned, whatever the speed of the vehicle. This is particularly important for vehicles with large windshields such as minivans and some city cars. With the Valeo AquaBladeTM wiping system, the right amount of fluid is provided right where it is needed, thereby halving fluid consumption and significantly reducing weight.

Valeo AquaBladeTM in a  few words
  • Improved safety - Valeo AquaBladeTM enhances wiping efficiency thereby improving driver safety with 4 meters saved on braking distance when driving at 50km/h(4).
  • Wiping performance at high speed - the asymmetrical spoiler enables a perfect and even pressure across the windshield  
  • Fluid saving - The system helps improving the cleaning performance of the wipers while using half the fluid of conventional systems.
  • Overall system weight reduction - The Valeo AquaBladeTM wiping system is so precise that it halves the amount of fluid used, reducing the average weight of the system by 2kg, and CO2 emissions by 0.2g.
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