Who’s VisLab

VisLab is a high tech company based in Parma working on all aspects of Autonomous Driving, including Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks. The research group started in the late ‘90s as a laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Parma; in 2009 Prof. Alberto Broggi together with his former students founded VisLab srl, a spin-off company of the University of Parma. The company was involved in many research projects together with large companies worldwide on vehicle automation. The profits were all used to run VisLab’s strategic projects, some of which still represent worldwide milestones in the field of Autonomous Driving.

VisLab is now part of

In 2015 VisLab was acquired by Ambarella, a public company (Nasdaq:AMBA) based in Silicon
Valley; VisLab is currently providing the research and development for Ambarella. VisLab is still an Italian company, based in Parma, Italy, and continues to grow in Parma, attracting top level engineers from all over since it offers a Silicon-Valley-like, open, informal, and high-tech working environment.

VisLab is proud of having joined the other Ambarella offices in California, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong.

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During the past 20+ years, VisLab developed a unique experience in perception for robotics applications, mainly focused on computer vision for ADAS and autonomous driving. VisLab has been working with international companies on projects involving the perception and the control of robotics vehicles in a variety of different environments, including mining, earth moving, agricultural, surveillance. Automotive plays a special role, being the main focus of the group. A number of vehicle prototypes integrating different functions, from ADAS to fully automated driving, has been developed by VisLab, many of them marked the history in this space.

VisLab Logo


The VisLab logo represents the eye, which is the symbol of vision. The iris’ square shape represents the ‘artificial’ nature of the vision process that is the main focus of the Lab activity. The colors (yellow and blue) are Parma official colors.


VisLab was one of the first laboratories to invest on vision technologies on board of vehicles and its efforts are still contributing to shape the history of vehicular robotics. The application of vision systems on board of vehicles not only requires to fully dominate the latest vision technologies, but also have a deep knowledge of the key issues of this environment, such as calibration, illumination, noise, temperature, power consumption, as well as cost and installation requirements.


Mobile robotics is one of the key fields where VisLab’s experience in building robust and flexible systems has been successfully applied. This includes gearing autonomous robots moving inside the factory, as well as custom solutions for automated storage. VisLab’s solutions are
mainly vision based but they were also paired with additional technologies such as laserscanners and radars.

Historical Milestones


Acquisition by Ambarella


DEEVA – The new VisLab autonomous vehicle

On March 31, 2014, DEEVA – the new driverless vehicle prototype designed and realized by VisLab –
was presented to the media. DEEVA is a breakthrough in autonomous driving design since it integrates 20+ cameras and 4 laserscanners, while still looking like a normal vehicle.



PROUD – Public Road Urban Driverless-Car Test

On July 12, 2013, BRAiVE, VisLab’s most advanced autonomous car, drove in downtown Parma,
negotiating two-way narrow rural roads, pedestrian crossings, traffic lights, artificial bumps,
pedestrian areas, and tight roundabouts. Everything with absolutely no human intervention for the first time ever!




The VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge

13.000 km, 3 months of trip…and no one driving! VisLab team set up an extended test of its technology: a trip between Parma, Italy, and Shanghai, China, in autonomous mode that ended at the World Expo;


Driverless Car Test – Highlight

We’re recruiting

We are looking for INNOVATORS in Machine Learning, Simulation, Autonomy and Control

We offer a great dynamic, informal, and international working environment with daily connections
with our colleagues in California, Taiwan, and China

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Address and contacts

    • VisLab S.r.l.
    • Address: Parco Area delle Scienze 49, 43124 Parma, Italy
    • Tel: +39.0521.16023
    • Email:info@vislab.it


  • General Manager: Alberto Broggi

Legal data

    • VisLab S.r.l.
    • Registered address (sede legale): Parco Area delle Scienze 49, 43124 Parma
    • Tel: +39.0521.16023
    • Certified email (PEC):vislab@mypec.eu
    • Fiscal Code, VAT (C.F., P.IVA): 02516520349
    • Company Register (Iscrizione al Registro delle Imprese): PR-244856
    • Share capital, fully paid-in (capitale sociale, interamente versato): Euro 10000
    • A sole shareholder company under the management and coordination of Ambarella Inc.
      (società con socio unico soggetta a direzione e coordinamento di Ambarella Inc.)