For the 12th time, Automotive News Europe has honored up-and-coming leaders from the automotive industry with the Rising Stars Awards. This year, Blickfeld founder Florian Petit was also among the honorees, winning the popular award in the Entrepreneurship category.
The European Commission’s funding programme Horizon2020 has granted Blickfeld €1.8 million for developing a highly scalable, small, and inexpensive high-resolution 3D LiDAR for the mass market. The two-year project was successfully completed in May 2022.
After a long break, Blickfeld had five international trade fair participations scheduled for the early summer of 2022. Not only the team was highly motivated to finally make and maintain personal contacts again, but also the visitors at the Blickfeld booth once again came from all over the world to learn more about the company and the LiDAR technology. The main attraction was a live demo where the sensors could be experienced in action.
Blickfeld, the breakthrough LiDAR sensor technology company creating innovative hardware and software products, will be expanding its operations into the US.
To support Blickfeld’s operations on the ground in the US, the company will open a new office in the Detroit area, to establish its strategic North American location. Blickfeld plans to hire 25 more people by the end of 2023.
As part of the IN2Lab research project, Blickfeld is working with project partners such as Audi, Continental, the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI and the Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences to develop a system that provides automated and autonomous driving with environmental information collected from the infrastructure for additional safety.
Blickfeld’s technology empowers TUfast Eco (TU Munich) and Elbflorace (TU Dresden) to navigate race tracks autonomously in the upcoming 2022 racing season. The company sponsors both student teams with their advanced LiDAR sensors to support them in the autonomous challenges of the racing competitions.
The Deutsche Bahn subsidiary is working with project partners on an autonomous shuttle bus with teleoperation.
Connecting rural regions better to public transport, increasing user acceptance of autonomous services, making mobility more sustainable – the research project “Bavarian Autonomous Remote-Controlled Shuttle” (BARCS) is contributing to highly relevant and impressive goals of our time.
Blickfeld has been chosen as one of the most promising German tech start-ups by the global analyst platform “Tracxn” and was included in their „Soonicorn Club 2022“.
Blickfeld is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of machine learning and deep learning expert Doychin Tsanev. He joins from Hyundai Mobis, where he built perception solutions for cameras and was the development lead for perception technologies based on LiDAR and imaging radar sensors. With this move, Blickfeld further strengthens its market position in perception software for LiDAR.
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