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Scania Growth Capital Invests In Autonomous Vehicle Sensors

Scantinel Photonics GmbH is a leading LiDAR start-up and part of the ZEISS Ventures portfolio, based in Germany.

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Scania’s corporate venture capital-fund announces investment of € 7.5 million (approximately $9.1m US) in Scantinel to finance further growth in its specialist LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology.

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Scantinel Photonics GmbH is a leading LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) start-up and a part of the ZEISS Ventures portfolio, based in Germany. The company develops and produces FMCW LiDAR (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) sensors for next-generation LiDAR systems that are a prerequisite to reach a higher level of automation. The technology Scantinel offers delivers a new dimension of data to future vehicles as the sensors measure distances and velocity to objects in the plus-300-meter range with a high level of integration and solid-state scanning.

“The future performance and safety of autonomous vehicles is based on unique FMCW LiDAR sensor technology. We see Scantinel as the technology leader in its field and are excited to follow the development at a close range,” says Christian Zeuchner, partner at the Scania Growth Capital management company.

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The funding enables Scantinel to further improve FMCW LiDAR technology, and to commercially implement this technology in close cooperation with customers and technology partners.

“We see a great benefit from having Scania’s corporate venture capital fund as investor and are pleased to welcome Scania Growth Capital on board to support us on our continuous growth journey,” says Scantinel CTO and Co-founder Andy Zott. 

For more information, visit scaniagrowthcapital.com.

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