Quanergy Systems Inc. brought to CES 2022 its 3D internet of things (IoT) lidar for use in smart cities.
Lidar has grown substantially in use cases beyond just self-driving cars. In fact, the installed base of lidar sensors outside of the automotive market is forecast to reach 16 million by 2030, according to ABI Research.
In 2021, lidar gained significant traction in other markets as it was included in smart cities for people counting, traffic management, highway speeding recognition, tracking animals, indoor mapping, monitoring of secure locations and more.
Quanergy’s lidar is being used for smart mobility, retail flow management analytics, building occupancy management and perimeter intrusion detection.
Quanergy announced at CES, taking place this week in Las Vegas, a 100% solid-state CMOS lidar sensor designed to enable mass production of 3D lidar solutions.
In smart mobility, Quanergy is partnering with iCent, Keti and Ekos to enable smart navigation for electric charging robots, which the company said will play a critical role in building transportation infrastructure in smart cities.
In retail flow management, Quanergy announced it is partnering with Digital Mortar to monitor visitors at the entrance and departure areas at certain stations. The real-time data would help give insight for retailers to optimize shopping experiences and increase revenues.
Quanergy featured a demo where its solid-state lidar monitors and collects data on occupancy limits of conference rooms while protecting privacy. Lastly, a security solution that enables real-time analysis for detection, tracking and classification of intruders.