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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.

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 / Awards

The Best of Sensors Awards program by Questex’s Sensors Converge and Fierce Electronics honors the best in sensor technologies and the electronics ecosystem, people and companies. This year, Blickfeld was awarded in the category “Startup of the Year”. 

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  • The research aims to develop a train shunting assistance system based on an advanced sensor set including Blickfeld LiDAR technology
  • It represents a significant step forward to safe and efficient shunting of freight trains and allows for the introduction of autonomous features
  • Reliable and accurate automated detection of objects on the tracks helps avoid collision without exposing workers to hazards
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  • The financing will help with the product development and sales growth of smart sensor solutions for automotive and industrial applications.
  • The additional capital will support the fast-growing startup in its expansion into the United States and Asia.
  • The funding is secured by an EU guarantee.
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Percept software version 1.6 adds a new reset value feature to the volume measurement zone and further improves general performance and stability requirements, including an improved user interface for managing large project setups.

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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.

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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.

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TUfast Eco racing car

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.

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Our Percept software version 1.3 empowers users to continuously measure bulk volumes enabling e.g. just-in-time stockpile management. Additional features include the creation of multiple zones with the same setting and auto-alignment of the sensor’s point cloud to the virtual ground.

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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.

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Blickfeld Office

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“.

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Cube 1 Outdoor

The Blickfeld “Cube 1 Outdoor” LiDAR sensor is protected in accordance to IP65 against ingress of dust and jets of water from all directions. Power-over-Ethernet technology simplifies installation and maintenance, reduces the number of accessories required and thus the complexity of comprehensive LiDAR systems.

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