Velodyne Lidar have agreed a multi-year partnership with Outsight, who specialise in smart city monitoring. Outsight’s 3D ‘Semantic Camera’ system uses Velodyne Lidar’s sensing technology to help industry and government improve their analysis and management of people-flow and assets in large, crowded environments.
Lidar sensors enable 3D capture and tracking of people and objects while maintaining anonymity. The Outsight camera uses an embedded AI processor to merge lidar data with RGB colour data into a detailed situational understanding of facilities such as airports, shopping malls, and railway stations.
The system is being deployed at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport to optimise passengers’ journeys, improve queue flow and asset management, and support compliance and safety. The system can also be deployed to support social distancing and public health.
At the same time, Velodyne’s Puck 3D lidar sensor is now used by autonomous vehicle specialists DGWorld in their fleet of autonomous internal terminal vehicles at the United Arab Emirates’ Jebel Ali seaport.