Lübeck – Valeo Brain Division

The Valeo site in Lübeck is the center for software development, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The subsidiary gestigon GmbH, which has been part of the Valeo Group since 2017, is located at the Lübeck site with business premises and laboratories.The almost 70 employees belong to the Valeo Brain Division. The site specializes in software development, machine learning and artificial intelligence and offers sensor-agnostic disruptive software for “interior cocoon” solutions, in particular gesture recognition and behavioral tracking. Valeo Lübeck thus serves the rapid development of automated vehicles with functions in the field of innovative human-machine interfaces (HMI).

In today’s automotive industry, software competencies are an essential feature to stand out from the competition. With this in mind, the site develops advanced artificial intelligence and deep learning-based software concepts embedded in visionary UX/UI designs. The result is innovative interior monitoring solutions (IMS) for intuitive driving.

Valeo Lübeck is a driving force for innovation at Valeo, working with automotive customers worldwide to position its subsidiary gestigon GmbH as the leading software manufacturer for HMI solutions in the automotive market.

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The focus at the site

  • Human-machine interfaces with all aspects of Valeo’s “Interior Cocoon” solutions
  • Specialization in software solutions for gesture recognition and contactless control of devices
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Big Data as well as data fusion

Products at the site

  • Interior monitoring systems
  • Gesture control
  • Behavioral and full-body tracking
  • Head tracking for voice applications

Working in Lübeck

Lübeck is one of the top 10 most beautiful cities in Germany. What makes this cozy coastal town on the Baltic Sea so special are the many colorful medieval houses, which are part of the World Heritage Site and are arranged on an island. If you want to visit the old town island, you will usually pass the Holstentor, a sight in Lübeck. You can really immerse yourself in the Middle Ages in the museum directly in the Holstentor or in the Hansa Museum, but also during a walk or a guided tour on the island and through its small corridors, behind which unique little gardens and houses are hidden.

After the walk, you can recharge your batteries in one of the many individual cafés or restaurants, where you can fortify yourself with traditional Lübeck marzipan. For the evening program, we recommend one of Lübeck’s many theaters, concert halls and pubs or a trip by train to Hamburg. But Lübeck is more than just a cozy old town island – on the Wakenitz to the east of the old town island is the Falkenwiese, which, together with the Drägerpark and the Krähenteich, offers a bathing area right in Lübeck. 

South of the Old Town Island, in the university quarter, are the university, the university hospital, the technical university and many start-ups. Valeo Lübeck is also located in this quarter, next to which stretches the Carlebach-Park, a piece of nature, in the otherwise urban district – perfect for lunch breaks or leisure time with colleagues. To the north is Travemünde, part of Lübeck, with its beautiful Baltic Sea beach, which can be reached by train in 20 minutes and by bike in about an hour.

Activities at the site

Events are planned at the Lübeck site for team building and after-work get-togethers. One example is the famous annual summer trip. In addition, employees take part in sports activities or amusement park visits.

Sustainability at the site

Our employees value sustainability in the company and promote it with great commitment in the “Green gestigon” community. This organizes bicycle leasing or train tickets for employees, some of which are sponsored by the Lübeck site. The Lübeck site has been using green electricity since 2021.




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


Acquisition by Valeo with name change to "gestigon - a Valeo brand"


Moves to a new office with garages for indoor testing of prototype software on automobiles


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Find a job at the site

Want to join the site team? Take a look at our job offers. We have opportunities for professionals and graduates, for operators and students. See what it’s like to work at Valeo in Germany.