- Presently, ZF produces the LiDAR Sensor for Ibeo- a company in which it holds a 40 percent stake
- SICK will develop the system design and the application software for a new industrial LiDAR sensor so that industrial applications can be created to meet customer requirements
ZF announced that it will produce transceiver modules for both ibeoNext automotive and industrial applications at its facility in Brest, France. Presently, ZF produces the LiDAR Sensor for Ibeo- a company in which it holds a 40 percent stake.
It added that the market for autonomous and semi-autonomous systems for industrial applications is predicted to grow at above-average rates. There is particular demand here for highly durable, ever smaller and cost-efficient sensor solutions.
Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH has teamed up with Sick AG to produce 3D Solid-State LiDAR sensor for industrial applications to market. Ibeo is providing its ibeoNext measurement core, which ZF produces in Brest. SICK will develop the system design and the application software for a new industrial LiDAR sensor so that industrial applications can be created to meet customer requirements.
Christophe Marnat, executive vice president of the ZF Electronics and Advanced Driver Assist Systems Division said, “At ZF we consistently use LiDAR in our sensor set from level 4 onwards – but of course the sensor already contributes to significantly more safety and comfort from level 2 onwards. These advantages can now also be implemented in industrial applications such as automated guided vehicles, forklift trucks and other forms of mobile automated machinery.“
IbeoNEXT is based on a new type of solid state, photon laser measurement technology.Without moving parts the sensor is more robust and thus less affected by environmental influences and vibrations. . By processing many laser pulses in parallel, the sensor can generate a high-resolution 3D model of its environment in real time. It comes with a capability to recognise crash barriers and road markings as well as vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians along with their position and movement.