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A chairlift in a mountain ski resort, supported by Mantis Ropeway Technologies

Product benefits

Benefits

Safety

Safer lift rides for skiers and snowboarders

Customer safety is every ski resort’s top priority. The Mantis intelligent camera system detects any critical situation at chairlift stations, preventing potentially dangerous accidents from happening.

Why Mantis is the safest option
A chairlift in a mountain ski resort, supported by Mantis Ropeway Technologies
Availability

Always operate every lift in the resort

Staff shortage is a challenge most ski resorts face. Mantis reduces the number of operators required to run a chairlift, such that lack of personnel will not be in the way of opening the entire resort.

How Mantis mitigates staff shortage
A chairlift in a mountain ski resort, supported by Mantis Ropeway Technologies
A chairlift in a mountain ski resort, supported by Mantis Ropeway Technologies
Cost

Lower operating cost from day one

The supervision of chairlifts requires expensive manual work. Save money by assigning some of the responsibility to Mantis and reallocate staff to more productive tasks.

What saving potential does Mantis offer

Product

Product feature

Cameras

More than one pair of eyes

Mantis uses a set of cameras to monitor the exit area from all angles. Designed to operate even at the harshest weather conditions, the cameras make sure that no critical moment passes unnoticed.

Why cameras are more reliable
Software

Smart visual computing

Live video streams are instantly processed by the Mantis state-of-the-art software system. Designed to understand critical situations at chairlift stations, it continuously monitors the exit area.

How the technology works
Integration

Multiple levels of autonomy

Based on your needs, Mantis products can either serve as an assistance system for the human supervisor, or completely automate slowing and stopping the chairlift at the top station.

Which integrations are available
Cameras

More than one pair of eyes

Mantis uses a set of cameras to monitor the exit area from all angles. Designed to operate even at the harshest weather conditions, the cameras make sure that no critical moment passes unnoticed.

Why cameras are more reliable
Software

Intelligent visual computing

Live video streams are instantly processed byMantis state-of-the-art software system. Designed to understand critical situations at chairlifts, it continuously monitors the exit area.

How the technology works
Integration

Multiple levels of autonomy

Based on your needs, Mantis products can either serveas an assistance system for the human supervisor or completely automate slowingor stopping the chairlift at the top station.

Which integration options are available

Questions about Mantis? Read the FAQ.

FAQ

“We are proud to have been a partner of Mantis for three years now and to be the first ski resort in Switzerland to receive a permit for autonomous operation”

Wildhaus
Patrik Jahn
Head of Technology and Operations
Wildhaus Bergbahnen AG

Get started

Get started

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Contact

Get to know more about Mantis

Schedule a first video conference and have a representative of the Mantis sales team answer all your questions about the product, the underlying technology, or your integration options.

02

Demo

Schedule a demo at one of our pilot systems

Get the most of our pilots and arrange a live demo to witness the Mantis system in action. During the 23/24 winter season, live demos will only be available for customers in Switzerland and Austria.

03

Preorder

Be among the first to automate your mountain

Have your chairlift retrofitted with the Mantis system and become an early adopter of its innovative technology, the next step in ropeway automation.

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Schedule a demo at one of our pilot systems

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Case Study

Learn about Mantis in action at Wildhaus ski resort in Switzerland

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About us

About us

Jul 18

Ideation

Start of research and technology analysis

While the Mantis founders were project managers at ETH juniors, a project with Garaventa AG kicked off, researching the feasibility of computer vision applications in the ropeway segment.

Mar 19

Proof of Concept

Collecting data and experience

During the first of many winter seasons, video recordings were made at a chairlift stations in Switzerland. A first proof of concept showed the possibility of detecting basic scenarios involving passengers.

Aug 21

Innosuisse

Federal support through BRIDGE

After a winter season of testing a first real-time prototype with the newly founded company Mantis, an Innosuisse and SNF jury was convinced to support the startup with the Bridge fellowship.

Apr 22

Collaboration

Partnership with the market leader

To kick-start the commercialization of the first product, the ongoing collaboration with the Doppelmayr-Garaventa group was formalized.

Jan 23

Go-Live

Two fully integrated systems

In the second season of testing our pilots in Wildhaus (CH) and Silvretta-Montafon (A) the integration with the ropeway control system went live – still accompanied by a member of staff.

Dec 23

National authorities

Operating licenses Austria and Switzerland

With the start of the winter season 23/24 our pilot chairlifts obtained operating licenses for unattended upper terminals after certification through TÜV Süd.

Jul 18

Ideation

Start of research and technology analysis

While the Mantis founders were project managers at ETH juniors, a project with Garaventa AG kicked-off, researching the feasibility of computer vision applications in the ropeway segment.

Mar 19

Proof of Concept

Collecting data and experience

During the first of many winter seasons, video recordings were made at a chairlift stations in Switzerland. A first proof of concept showed the possibility of detecting basic scenarios involving passengers.

Aug 21

Innosuisse

Federal support through BRIDGE

After a winter season of testing a first real-time prototype with the newly founded company Mantis, an Innosuisse and SNF jury was convinced to support the startup with the Bridge fellowship.

Apr 22

Collaboration

Partnership with the market leader

To kick-start the commercialization of the first product, the ongoing collaboration with the Doppelmayr-Garaventa group was formalized.

Jan 23

Go-Live

Two fully integrated systems

After a winter season of testing our pilots in Wildhaus (CH) and Silvretta-Montafon (A) the integration with the ropeway control system went live – still accompanied by a member of staff.

Dec 23

National authorities

Operating licenses Austria and Switzerland

With the start of the winter season 23/24 our pilot chairlifts obtained operating licenses for unattended upper terminals after certification through TÜV Süd.

Combining our passion for innovation and winter sports

Mantis was founded by four engineers from ETH Zurich, one of the world's leading universities. With a team of bright-minded winter sports enthusiasts, our goal is to bring the latest technologies to the mountains.

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Kevin Schwarzer

Co-Founder,
Head of System Architecture

Joel Bachmann

Co-Founder,
Head of Computer Vision

Carl Biagosch

Co-Founder,
Head of Business Development

Tobias Stegemann

Co-Founder,
Head of Product
Joel Bachmann

Joel
Bachmann

Co-Founder,
Head of Computer Vision

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development
Carl Biagosch

Carl
Biagosch

Co-Founder,
Head of Business Development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development
Tobias Stegemann

Tobias Stegemann

Co-Founder,
Head of Product

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development
Loic Ferrot

Loïc
Ferrot

Software Engineer

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development
Max Reinhardt

Max
Reinhardt

Software Engineer

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Christian
Limburg

Director Business Development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Reto
Michael

Project Lead

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development
Dominic Wong

Dominic
Wong

Software Engineer

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development
Jan Egli

Jan
Egli

Software Engineer

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Kevin Anschau Schwarzer

Head of development

Joël Bachmann

Co-Founder,
Head of Computer Vision

Carl Biagosch

Co-Founder,
Head of Business Development

Kevin Schwarzer

Co-Founder,
Head of System Architecture

Tobias Stegemann

Co-Founder,
Head of Product

Loïc
Ferrot

Software
Engineer

Max Reinhardt

Software
Engineer

Christian
Limburg

Director Business Development

Reto
Michael

Project
Lead

Dominic
Wong

Software
ENgineer

Jan
Egli

Software
Engineer
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