Blickfeld’s LiDAR sensor technology is being applied for research in various use cases with the goal of evaluating autonomous functions for enhanced efficiency in agricultural machinery and equipment
Blickfeld, a Munich-based manufacturer of holistic LiDAR sensor solutions, and AGCO, a leading global developer and manufacturer of agricultural machinery, have together utilized Blickfeld 3D LiDAR sensors for research for automation of tractors and harvesting machines. By using Blickfeld’s LiDAR technology in smart digitization solutions, autonomous harvesting functions are expected to be promoted, driving sustainability and operational efficiency in agriculture.
3D LiDAR captures the environment three-dimensionally
Until now, a higher degree of automation in agriculture has been hindered by the limited technical possibilities for precisely determining the environment. Unlike cameras, the 3D LiDAR sensors reliably capture the environment in three dimensions, even in very difficult environments and operating conditions. LiDAR technology opens up endless potential applications that will help the world of agriculture become even more efficient.
Kenneth Düring Jensen, Manager, Research & Advanced Engineering, Gold Harvesting: “The precise perception of the environment is an important basis for identifying the most efficient measures to support smart and sustainable agriculture, and executing these measures optimally, in real-time. We are very pleased to explore the possibilities with Blickfeld’s LiDAR sensors for our research projects. The technology, thanks to its performance, efficiency, robustness, and flexibility, could support us in enabling improvements in key agricultural areas.”
Dr. Florian Petit, the co-founder of Blickfeld, said, “We are very pleased that AGCO, one of the leading experts in agricultural machinery, is exploring our Blickfeld LiDAR solutions. We want to make the world a more efficient and livable place through breakthrough digital solutions – and smart, resource-efficient agriculture is an important part of that journey. We are convinced that our unique LiDAR solutions will make a real difference.”
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