Lübeck – Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems

Gestigon, a Valeo brand, is part of Valeo’s Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems Business Group.

The site specializes in software development, machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions and offers sensor agnostic disruptive software for our Interior Cocoon solutions, in particular gesture recognition and behavior tracking. The office and lab of gestigon are located in Lübeck, Germany.

The company was founded in 2011 as a spin-off of the Universität zu Lübeck (Lübeck University) and has established a strong position in software solutions for gesture control and body tracking, particularly in the automotive and AR/VR markets.

At a time when software expertise is increasingly becoming a key differentiator in the automotive world, gestigon’s advanced software concepts based on artificial intelligence and deep learning concepts are unique solutions for intuitive driving.

Alongside expanding the group of UX/UI designers to implement great user experiences and automotive-grade quality management processes, gestigon has continuously developed its expertise and workflow quality. With its entrepreneurial can-do start-up spirit, the company has also established a supportive and open-minded working atmosphere which attracts experts from all over the world.

Since 2017, gestigon has been part of Valeo and underlines Valeo’s commitment to an intuitive driving vision, which strengthens the need for enhanced human machine interfaces (HMI) to cope with the fast-paced development of automated driving and connected functions.

gestigon not only pushes the development of innovations within the Valeo Group, but also continues to cooperate with other automotive customers to position “gestigon – a Valeo brand” as the leading software supplier for automotive HMI solutions.

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The focus at the site

  • Software solutions for gesture recognition to enable contactless control of devices
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Big data, data fusion
  • Human machine interfaces with all aspects of Valeo’s Interior Cocoon solutions


  • Interior monitoring systems
  • Gesture control
  • Behavior and full-body tracking
  • Head tracking for voice applications
  • Head-up display

History at a Glance



Founded as a spin-off of the Universität zu Lübeck.


gestigon is honored as a role model company by the “Deutschland – Land der Ideen” initiative.


gestigon receives ISO 9001 certification, strong lead on A-SPICE and ASIL.


Acquired by Valeo; now “gestigon – a Valeo brand”.


Moves to a 270 m² office with garages for indoor testing of prototype software on automobiles.


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