Blickfeld launches solid-state lidar with extended range for highway driving

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German sensor developer Blickfeld has launched a new a MEMS-based solid-state lidar for the detection of objects at extended distances of up to 250m (820ft).

The Cube Range sensor was designed as a robust and powerful 3D solid-state lidar for the mass market and has a range of 150m (490ft) with 10% reflection; and a range of up to 250m (820ft) with higher reflection. In addition, the Cube Range exhibits an impressive resolution of 0.18°. The core of the new sensor is a proprietary silicon MEMS mirror embedded in a coaxial structure that is based on commercial standard components.

In combination with the well-established Blickfeld Cube, the company now offers a full lidar suite for autonomous vehicles.

“With the Cube Range, we have developed an extraordinary lidar which, thanks to its outstanding properties, is particularly suitable for driving at highway speed because it provides reliable environmental images even under these conditions,” said Dr. Mathias Müller, co-founder and CEO of Blickfeld. “Autonomous vehicles are just one application example for our lidar sensors. We also see a great demand in other areas, such as security, agriculture and smart city environments. Therefore, we are all the more pleased that the Cube Range has already proven itself successfully in various projects and will be available for purchase in 2019.”

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