The company claims its 4D solid state ibeoNext will revolutionise the market for Lidar technology and set completely new standards. Its solid state technology creates a detailed 3D model of the environment with moving objects. Furthermore, the ibeoNext sensor displays an additional image because different surfaces reflect the laser beam to different degrees. This is the fourth property of every measured point in three-dimensional space, which is why developers and engineers at Ibeo refer to it as 4D environment detection: a so-called intensity image is created, similar to the video image of a black-and-white camera.
The ibeoNext has no moving parts at all which the company says makes the solid state sensor more robust and therefore reliable over a longer period compared to Lidar technology with rotating mirrors. In combination with a wide vertical viewing angle, a high resolution and range as well as the modular structure of the sensor system that allows a wide range of applications, this solid-state Lidar is the next major step on the way to fully autonomous driving. ibeoNext can be used for automotive applications as well as many possible applications in the industrial sector.