An interdisciplinary team of BASF researchers has invented a new technology that enables especially efficient measurement of spatial data. The XperYenZ™ sensor system is the first that, in real time, can measure the distance to an object using the light reflected by it. And it works both in the micro range and up to hundreds of meters away. This eliminates the need for the geometric calculations that currently have to be carried out. With its novel combination of precision and speed, this imaging 3D sensor system can be used in many areas, such as consumer electronics, traffic safety and production monitoring. The first products based on XperYenZ™ should come on the market in 2017.