Blickfeld Scores $4.25M Seed Round To Let Autonomous Vehicles ‘See’

Where Blickfeld says it is different to other companies offering LiDAR tech is that its system is based on commercial off-the-shelf components and silicon, and therefore can be mass-manufactured at low cost whilst still meeting high automotive performance requirements.

Specfically Blickfeld, which was founded by Dr. Florian Petit, Dr. Mathias Müller and Rolf Wojtech at the Technical University of Munich, employs a patent-pending scanner technology that is able to create high-definition, three-dimensional geometric maps, and merges the best of both silicon micro-fabrication and already established LiDAR concepts. It is this approach that “closes the gap between today’s high-cost systems and the automotive mass-market needs”, says the startup.