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Quanergy's S3-Qi LiDAR Sensor Aims to Deliver Smart Automation

By CIOReview | Friday, May 6, 2016
Dr. Louay Eldada, CEO, Quanergy Systems

Dr. Louay Eldada, CEO, Quanergy Systems

SUNNYVALE, CA: Quanergy Systems, a provider of cost effective LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors and LiDAR-based sensing systems, announces the expansion of its product portfolio by releasing S3-Qi, a miniature solid state LiDAR sensor.

S3-Qi weighs 100 grams and measures just 1” x 1.5” which means it is 85 percent smaller in size compared to its predecessor, S3. The cost-effective and low power consumption system built in S3-Qi LiDAR sensor is apt for use in drones, intelligent robotics, security, smart homes and industrial automation.

In the automotive space, LiDAR sensors help in facilitating expansive deployment of sophisticated driver assistance systems (ADAS) and independent driving systems. The safety-enabling sensing systems could be connected to Electronic Control Units (ECUs) to activate the brakes, accelerators, steering, signaling in vehicles.

LiDAR sensors are the most capable sensors for real-time 3D mapping and object recognition and have already set a benchmark in various industries. However, it is often difficult to find dependable, precise, and affordable LiDAR sensors in the market. The price range for LiDARs has been high—ranging from $10,000 to $200,000.

Quanergy Systems’ S3 is an integrated solid state LiDAR sensor that contains no moving parts for high reliability and longer life. The sensor is a vital component for autonomous vehicles and can be used in applications that require smart, capable and always–aware perceptive vision. The company provides four crucial commercialization metrics: cost, performance, reliability, and size for the next generation LiDAR sensors across multiple industries.

“Our solutions are based on our expertise in the area of solid state sensing, which allows sales price to drop in volume below $100,” says Dr. Louay Eldada, CEO, Quanergy Systems. These sensors have features that include a range of 300 meters, centimeter accuracy, and 360-degree field view. The sensors can work with high dynamic range under various weather conditions due to compact size, light weight, and low power consumption. Spearheading the robotics revolution, the company’s LiDAR-based sensing systems comprise multiple sensors, a central processor, and artificial intelligence software.

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