Blog Category: The world of LiDAR technology

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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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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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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?

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MEMS mirrors enable LiDAR sensors for the mass market

LiDARs have struggled with problems such as performance, robustness and scalability. Blickfeld’s technology ensures mass market readiness for LiDARs.