Quanergy, the leading provider of solid state LiDAR sensors and Platinum Award Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Best Perimeter Protection Solution, and Cisco, are collaborating on Smart City Connected Roadways.
Quanergy’s world-class LiDAR sensors and Qortex perception software is being integrated with Cisco’s advanced networking capabilities to create IoT solutions for smart transportation.
Cisco’s Smart City Connected Roadway solutions, powered by Cisco Kinetic, links people, processes, data and connected devices to create an intelligent network infrastructure that allows cities to use data analytics to gain new insights and make more informed decisions.
It can help make streets and highways safer and more efficient for both motorists and pedestrians.
(Cisco’s platform allows cities to aggregate and analyze data from sensors embedded in parking, lighting, waste management, safety and security, as well as urban mobility solutions. Courtesy of Cisco and YouTube)
Quanergy’s LiDAR sensors and software are being integrated with the Cisco Kinetic platform.
By working together, Quanergy and Cisco are advancing intelligent transportation systems that examine how cities can improve driver and pedestrian safety as well as traffic flow.
Quanergy and Cisco have implemented a connected roadway experience solution in the city of Las Vegas that focuses on pedestrian safety, with the initial intersection is located on E. Clark Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets utilizing Quanergy’s M8 LiDAR sensor to track the flow of pedestrians and, in the future, it will also track cars and buses.
(Learn More. Quanergy explains the technology behind the S3 solid state LiDAR sensor and how it works.. Courtesy of Quanergy Systems and YouTube. Posted on Mar 12, 2018.)
In addition to pedestrian safety, Quanergy and Cisco have a number of other proof-of-concept deployments, including vehicle counting, vehicle queue length detection, road worker safety and wrong way driver, in developmental stages throughout the country.
“Las Vegas is a highly trafficked city, especially for pedestrians, so we are constantly working to implement innovative technologies to better understand and manage the flow of vehicles and people,” explained Michael Lee Sherwood, Director of Information Technologies for the City of Las Vegas.
“With the insights gained from Quanergy’s integration with Cisco’s Smart City Connected Roadway efforts, we’ve already seen the significant advantage that greater sensing and perception capabilities can have on the transportation systems that are integral to any thriving city.”
LiDAR, or light detection and ranging, uses lasers to sense the size and location of objects to create a detailed 3D map of the physical world that is refreshed many times per second.
Quanergy is the only LiDAR manufacturer that provides both LiDAR sensor hardware and perception software.
This combination allows machines to both sense and perceive their surroundings, meaning they can not only detect and classify objects, but also analyze this data with Qortex, Quanergy’s recently-introduced perception software, to help make informed decisions in real time.
“The goal of the Cisco Connected Roadway solution is to harness the power of technology and edge computing to promote faster data analysis and communication amongst vehicles, drivers, lighting and connected signage to help keep pedestrians, drivers and road workers safe,” said Alison Gleeson, Senior Vice President of the Americas, Cisco.
“Quanergy’s LiDAR sensors and software provide unprecedented levels of awareness on the road, and will be a highly valuable asset to the project moving forward.”
“Cisco has its sights set on preparing our cities and roadways for the next evolution in mobility,” said Dr. Louay Eldada, CEO of Quanergy.
“Integrating Quanergy’s LiDAR with the Cisco Connected Roadway solution is an important step in updating outdated transportation systems and making them more intelligent.”
“Together, we will play a leading role in making roads dramatically safer and more efficient for motorists, pedestrians and road workers.”
To learn more about Quanergy’s LiDAR solutions and partnerships visit quanergy.com.
For more information on Cisco’s Smart City connected roadway solutions visit https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/industries/smart-connected-communities.html
Quanergy Wins Platinum in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
- Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
- Q Guard
- Best Perimeter Protection Solution
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- Leaders in Private Security