Quanergy Systems is branching out from autonomous vehicles to safeguarding passenger identities with lidar. It’s a novel approach that when combined with human flow intelligence software from partner iinside can optimize passenger flows through airports and I would imagine train stations.
The selling strategy is that lidar is better than video cameras because it does not record individual faces thereby not causing privacy issues. In addition the claim is that the lidar-based systems can work in poor lighting conditions and their accuracy is not affected by sunlight coming in through windows.
“A LiDAR-based approach to monitoring passenger traffic at airports is not only more precise, but it’s also more discreet than video technology,” said Sam Kamel, President and CEO of iinside. “With LiDAR, we can observe 100 percent of passenger flows while fully protecting identities as the system converts position information to anonymous 3D point cloud data. We’re proud to be safeguarding passenger identities while providing the most precise and smartest solution for airports on the market.”
“Quanergy’s strategic partnership with iinside enables us to bring LiDAR-based security monitoring to airports, which will result in a drastic improvement in the overall traveler experience,” said Dr. Louay Eldada, CEO of Quanergy. “As more airport operators realize the need for technologically advanced security solutions, they will find that LiDAR-based systems are the most effective and cost-efficient way to maintain a safe and secure travel environment while providing airport patrons with the best possible quality of service.”
It will be interesting to see how this level of information will used in a real time environment to improve the flow of pedestrian traffic in these semi-chaotic environments.
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