Quanergy Lidar Makes School Crossings Safe in Seoul, South Korea

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart perception solutions, today announced a new installation of Smart LiDAR solution to improve crosswalk safety in school zones in Seoul, South Korea. This recent deployment is enabled by Quanergy’s partnership with integrator iCent.

“Many people hear the word ‘LiDAR,’ and they think autonomous cars,” said Enzo Signore, CMO at Quanergy, “But there’s so much more the technology can do to improve the quality of life for people around the world. We’re excited to leverage our expertise in LiDAR to make school zones safer and more efficient.”

The 3D LiDAR-based Smart Safety School Zone solution actively monitors the movement of objects—including people and vehicles—in crosswalks to protect pedestrian safety and prevent accidents. In the deployment in Seoul, South Korea, M-Series LiDAR sensors from Quanergy are installed at school crosswalks in the local government of Nowon-Gu. The sensors gather real-time data about the surrounding environment including patterns in vehicle traffic, vehicle speed, pedestrian numbers, and more.

Quanergy’s QORTEX DTC™ perception software analyzes the raw data and routes it to iCent’s iSaver software platform for further evaluation. The data is then assessed to determine the actions necessary to ensure safety. With more reliable data to work with, government officials in Nowon-Gu can more easily establish effective traffic policies and install the best safety technologies to keep the crosswalk safe for drivers and pedestrians alike.

Quanergy’s LiDAR sensors provide 360° coverage and 95%+ accuracy to deliver reliable data with just one sensor per crosswalk. Because the solution requires a limited number of devices to install and maintain, the LiDAR-based platform provides a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The local government of Nowon-Gu, for example, saved on their budget by replacing their existing traffic monitoring system with Quanergy’s LiDAR-based solution integrated with iCent’s iSaver.

“With Quanergy’s AI-based 3D LiDAR solution combined with iSaver from iCENT, we are able to move one step closer to establish safety policy for the children,” said Seung Rok Oh, alderman of Nowon-Gu.

Compared to alternative technologies, Quanergy LiDAR solutions provides enhanced insights including situational awareness, broader coverage, and increased accuracy. For example, Quanergy LiDAR solutions can accurately detect a person standing in a blind zone—a situation that frequently contributes to pedestrian-involved accidents. In addition, LiDAR sensors perform reliably in any environmental condition, including inclement weather and extremely bright or low light.