Myths about LiDAR

Myths about LiDAR Sensor Debunked – Part 1

„We want to be a one-stop-shop for perception solutions”

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LiDAR in Security Applications – A Game Changer

What applications are enabled by defining a zone in a point cloud?

The big show-down: Time-of-Flight vs. FMCW

Myths about LiDAR

Myths about LiDAR Sensor Debunked – Part 1

LiDAR technology has been a revelation for many sensor-based applications but has also been the focus of many myths and false presumptions. We have rounded up the most common myths and debunked them in this two-part blog series.

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„We want to be a one-stop-shop for perception solutions”

How was Blickfeld founded? What does a typical working day look like? What challenges are yet to be overcome, what milestones to be celebrated? Blickfeld’s founders will be answering these and other questions over the next few months.

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LiDAR in Security Applications – A Game Changer

LiDAR in security applications can act as a much-needed breakthrough for the outdated legacy systems. Learn how LiDAR operates in a security system, its typical applications, and what makes it stand out from other sensors.

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What applications are enabled by defining a zone in a point cloud?

LiDAR enables applications in a wide variety of fields – we often write that. But what do these applications actually look like? We present five different possible applications based on a specific software feature.

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The big show-down: Time-of-Flight vs. FMCW

FMCW is considered a game-changer for LiDAR – but does the technology really have the potential to transform the industry? Is FMCW even ready for use in sensor technology? And why do most LiDAR manufacturers prefer to continue to rely on time-of-flight?

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Understanding LiDAR Parameters and Technical Specifications

LiDAR is the latest cutting-edge technology leveraging 3D point cloud images to enable many applications. But how can one assess the performance metrics and decide which LiDAR is a good fit for their application?

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Eye-shaped and configurable: The Blickfeld scan pattern

Why is the Blickfeld point cloud eye-shaped? How can it be configured? And what are the advantages of these setting options for different applications?

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Demystifying LiDAR – An overview of LiDAR technology, its types, and key applications

LiDAR is the latest buzzword in the world of autonomous vehicles, but how exactly does the technology work? How many types are there? Why use LiDAR instead of any other sensor?

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It won’t work without LiDAR!

Since Elon Musk claimed that LiDAR is not needed for autonomous driving, there has been a very lively discussion in the industry. Will it work without LiDARs? Are cameras enough to safely bring autonomous driving onto the streets?

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The next step in autonomous driving

Cars can already park themselves today – but what comes next? Automated highway driving or the possibility of taking a nap at the wheel? What does German legislation look like and what do the users want?

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Sensor fusion – key components for autonomous driving

For vehicles to be able to drive autonomously, they must perceive their surroundings with the help of sensors: An overview of camera, radar, ultrasonic and LiDAR sensors.

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Five levels to autonomy

The development stages up to the autonomous vehicle are divided into five levels. What does this classification look like and how are the individual levels characterized?

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LiDAR in fleet management

The fleet management of car rental companies becomes more efficient with a smart infrastructure: LiDAR sensors enable remote control of vehicles and smart parking.

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LiDAR in agriculture

LiDAR can help agriculture increase yields and use land more efficiently through detailled monitoring. The technology is thus preparing the agricultural sector for the future.

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The beginnings of LiDAR – A time travel back in history

Lidar technology emerged already in the 60s and has evolved from application in aeronautics and aerospace to areas of environment detection such as autonomous driving today.

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Head in the (point) clouds

What happens after a LiDAR sensor has collected data? How is information generated from point clouds that can be used to implement applications like crowd management?

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At the heart of sensors – MEMS technology for LiDAR

In order to meet automotive requirements, LiDARs need to be highly performant and scalable. MEMS-based LiDARs are a suitable solution. But how is the size of the mirrors defined?