The modern design, quality, and safety standards in the automotive industry require state-of-the-art vision technologies. Thanks to high-speed imaging, a comprehensive analysis of fast motion processes like crash tests, airbag tests, wind tunnel experiments, and in material testing to produce tires.

During a crash test, thousands of pieces of data must be recorded in fractions of a second. Smooth interaction among the individual components of a high-speed imaging system as well as the effective capturing of all data are crucial. Therefore, extensive experience is required for the planning and installation of these complex systems.


The Lakesight Group holds a host of expertise in solving demanding imaging tasks in the research and development of automotive technologies. Our image processing systems are used by both, car manufacturers and suppliers, for development, research, and production purposes.

Lakesight provides complete solutions for crash tests, test stands, and crash sleds as well as customized services for planning, installation, and training.

For long-time video captures with fast frame rates, MIKROTRON’s high-speed recording systems are the right choice. Here, the video frames are transferred directly to a ring store hard disk system in real time. Interruptions that usually occur due to the time-consuming readout of data from the camera are omitted. Hence, long-term processes, entire testing series, and unexpected events or very fast successive single events can be recorded completely.

Furthermore, the MIKROTRON high-speed cameras are extraordinarily well suited for the use in the automotive industry. Even under extreme conditions (e.g. spatial limitations, difficult lighting conditions, varying temperatures, vibrations or shocks), they reliably provide significant pictures.
Due to their excellent image quality, fast framerates, and high sensitivity, these robust and compact cameras are up to par with every situation.

Besides our wide portfolio of machine vision components, like cameras, vision PCs and controllers, illuminations, accessories, and image processing software, Lakesight offers a technology framework of different hardware platforms, firmware, and software solutions. Therefore, we can tailor existing components or flexibly combine them with elements of our technology framework creating the right solution for your competitive advantage in Automotive Research and Development.

Our application experts are quick with understanding your individual requirements and it is the passion of our interdisciplinary engineering team to design innovative yet cost-effective machine vision solutions to your needs.

The following standard products are field proven in Automotive:

  • For 3D scanning, and all high-speed applications demanding detailed spatial resolution
  • Imaging with e.g. 25 MP @ 80 fps or 12 MP @ 160 fps
  • Fanless design, suitable for dusty and humid ambient conditions
  • State-of-the-art CoaXPress and Camera Link interfaces
  • Comprehensive triggering and control features via I/O
  • Extremely compact and easy to use
  • Up to 13 seconds recording time
  • Fast data download for rapid readiness
  • User-friendly, intuitive, recording software
  • Long recording periods of up to 7 hours for high-speed cameras
  • Utmost reliability for ensured recording of fast moving processes
  • Portable versions available
  • Low cost kits available


  • Automotive crash tests
  • Airbag tests
  • Shock absorber tests
  • Vibration analyses, e.g. via visual motion amplification
  • Wind tunnel experiments