Lidar expert Ibeo at CES Las Vegas:
Hamburg, 16th December 2021 – Ibeo Automotive Systems, the Hamburg-based automotive lidar (Light Detection And Ranging) specialist, will present a range of innovative technology solutions related to autonomous mobility at the world's leading trade fair for new technologies, CES Las Vegas, in January. They will give live demonstrations of the ibeoNEXT, a real solid-state sensor, at the Las Vegas Convention Center West. ibeoNEXT is size-optimized, has no moving parts, and will be ready for series production in late 2022. With the ibeoNEXT sensor, Ibeo is leading the race to autonomous driving.
Ibeo is pleased to announce that the ibeoNEXT solid-state sensor is scheduled to begin series production at the end of 2022. As a full system provider, Ibeo offers lidar sensor hardware as well as perception and validation software components from one source, with full control over both product development and manufacturing.
“We have already set up a production line in the EU for our ibeoNEXT that will deliver globally and meet all automotive-grade requirements with our sensor and the associated production facilities and processes. This level of production-readiness puts us in a unique position at this point in time, the course for which has been set in recent months,” says Ibeo founder and CEO Ulrich Lages proudly. “And we are one of the few companies that can offer a complete system here because we not only produce the sensor hardware, but also the corresponding perception software. We then test these systems using our in-house validation software. In combination with the production facilities of our shareholder ZF, we have full control over all our production processes, leading to efficiency gains in terms of production costs, precision, and speed."
Ibeo’s focus is ensuring that the ibeoNEXT sensor is ready for series production by the end of 2022. "At Ibeo, we are deliberately taking a different approach at CES by presenting our ibeoNEXT, a product that is in the final stages of development and is about to go on sale. Consequently, we are playing a decisive role in composing the mobility of the future," continues Dr. Lages.
“Our customers from all over the world are greeting the ibeoNEXT - a truly solid-state Lidar sensor - with extreme interest. With all sensing modalities there are trade-offs, and the ibeoNEXT is designed to meet the performance-price expectations of the automotive market and we are excited to be making our first production deliveries later this year. Our design approach greatly simplifies manufacturing compared to any MEMS or mechanical scanning technologies, and increases both reliability and economies of scale. Finally, Ibeo has always prioritized safety above all during the last 20 years of lidar hardware and software development, offering our customers products that meet rigorous standards for ADAS and automation markets,” adds Paula Jones, President of Ibeo USA.
Since the company was founded in the late 1990s, Ibeo has grown from a Hamburg-based technology startup into a global innovation leader in all aspects of lidar technology. More than 400 employees are currently working on the development of lidar systems at its sites in Hamburg, Eindhoven (Netherlands), and Detroit (USA). Shareholders and partner companies ZF and AAC Technologies form a solid network to support large-scale production.
At CES, Ibeo will demonstrate the capability of ibeoNEXT using live point cloud data to show how the sensor is capable of recognizing the environmental situation all around the vehicle. A team of experts will be on- site to provide information on the full range of lidar hardware, software, and services. They will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center Tech East, West Hall at booth 6855 and at the ZF booth 6305.
Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH has established itself as a global technology leader for lidar (Light Detection And Ranging) sensors and the associated products and software tools. This technology is used as an assistance system in cars and in the field of autonomous driving. It is Ibeo’s goal to reinvent mobility by enabling cars to become cooperative partners in the driving process, so making transportation safer. In total, Ibeo employs more than 400 people at its sites in Hamburg (Germany), Eindhoven (Netherlands), and Detroit (USA). In 2021, AAC Technologies became a shareholder of Ibeo. Since 2016, the automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG has been a shareholder of Ibeo: initially via Zukunft Ventures GmbH, and since 2019 via ZF Automotive Germany GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZF. Ibeo celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.
For further information, visit: www.ibeo-as.com
DEDERICHS REINECKE & PARTNER
Agentur für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH
Joachim Adrian, Communications Manager
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