Quanergy deploys LiDAR technology to count tourists in South Korea
Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of OPA-based solid state LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions for automotive and IoT, today announced the first ever deployment of its smart LiDAR solution for the tourism and public leisure industry in one of the most famous tourist destinations in South Korea.
Deployed at the Sinji Myeongsasimni Beach in Wando, South Korea, Quanergy’s M-series LiDAR sensors paired with QORTEX DTC™ perception software has been installed at major entry points of its famous beach. Featuring an extended 200-meter range, each LiDAR sensor is installed to track a radius of 70 meters at each entry point, providing complete monitoring for the entire 4-kilometer area.
The LiDAR sensors are then integrated with the iSaver analytics platform from iCent, which allows users to easily visualize and interpret collected data on an intuitive dashboard. The rich 3D data and insights collected from the LiDARs provide an accurate count of beach visitors to drive its tourism strategy and budget planning.
“The LiDAR solution replaced a camera-based system that did not provide the accuracy and granularity made possible with LiDAR-based people counting,” said Gil-Soo Seo, Tourism Division Manager at Wando City. “This new installation helped us eliminate the previous camera-based data collection errors and gather real-time data and new insights systematically to optimize beach operations and keep our tourists safe. We are eager to expand this IoT LiDAR solution to optimize other tourist attractions in Korea.”
LiDAR enables additional capabilities that the previous camera-based solution could not. It protects individual privacy by providing complete anonymous people tracking as it does not capture or store any personally identifiable information (PII). Furthermore, the solution provides more reliable accident prevention for the beach with 24/7 monitoring in any lighting or weather condition. The LiDAR sensors track and monitor people entering the area after normal operating hours when no lifeguard is present and trigger the control center to intervene to prevent accidents.
“We’re excited to be part of the first installation of LiDAR technology in one of the most famous tourist destinations in South Korea,” said Enzo Signore, CMO at Quanergy. “This is just one example of the power and versatility of 3D LiDAR-leveraging real-time IoT data and advanced 3D insights to transform the operations of any industry while improving people’s experience and safety.”