IbeoNEXT is Ibeo’s new 4D sensor system, and its modular design is unique on the lidar market: depending on the application, different lenses can be selected. By using several sensors and fusing the data in a software package running on the ECU, 360-degree detection can be achieved of the environment around the vehicle. The ibeoNEXT Generic Solid State lidar can be used for automotive applications from traffic jam assistants to autonomous driving. There are also possible applications in the industrial sector.
The production site in Brest, France was set up in collaboration with partner ZF Autocruise. This has already resulted in a very high degree of readiness for serial production (70% – 90%).
Ibeo have always been a pioneer; on foundation in 1998, they were one of the first companies worldwide to take up development of lidar sensors for automotive applications. Today, there are more than 400 Ibeo employees at locations in Hamburg (Germany), Eindhoven (Netherlands), and Detroit (USA); establishment of a subsidiary in China is under way. Since 2016, automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen have held a 40 per cent share in Ibeo. In 2018, Ibeo celebrated their 20th anniversary. In 2020, Ibeo became the world’s first series supplier of solid-state lidar for China’s largest SUV and pick-up truck manufacturer, Great Wall Motor.