Electronics and Semiconductors

Lidar project will monitor highway speeds in France

14 July 2021
The 3D lidar can detect speeders on busy highways up to 200 meters to improve traffic safety on the roads. Source: Quanergy

Quanergy Systems Inc. has expanded its agreement with Parifex, a smart city vendor, to deploy its 3D lidar sensors for highway speed monitoring and enforcement.

The project will be deployed with the French Ministry of Interior with a potential global expansion in the future.

Quanergy’s M8 lidar sensor can be extended to a range of up to 200 meters and features an angular beam resolution of 0.033° to detect speed violations even on busy highway environments. The sensor will be integrated into Parifex’s Vigie double-side platform to track, identify and classify different vehicles simultaneously on different lanes and identify the speeding vehicles through a picture of the front and rear of the vehicle.

The first project was deployed in Rouen, France, and the lidar was able to detect high speeds at long ranges.

The full automated Vigie double-side platform measures the speed of all vehicles and can identify an offending vehicle from hundreds of meters upstream. The system classifies the category of vehicle — either truck, passenger car, motorcycle — and adapts the speed threshold accordingly.

“From our first deployment in 2017, Quanergy and Parifex have worked together to leverage 3D LiDAR technology to make the world a safer place — one highway at a time,” said Enzo Signore, CMO at Quanergy, “This continuous deployment with PARIFEX is an important step towards a future with fewer road accidents.”

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