Lidar-enabled vehicle detection systems provide data-rich traffic analytics through a network of smart intersections
This joint effort combines Fibre Based Integrations’ expertise in optics system integration and Cepton’s innovative lidar technologies to help the
Many of Cape Town’s roads have designated bus lanes to ensure the efficiency of public transportation, and Fibre Based Integrations’ lidar-enabled systems will allow the city technology department to gather highly accurate, real-time lane usage data to enable analytics that help identify ways to improve traffic flow and safety for motorists and pedestrians.
By utilizing lidar’s outstanding perception capabilities, the systems can provide useful information such as vehicle size, traffic volume, frequency, lane positioning and potential obstructions. Based on this information, system operators can gain valuable insight about how a specific intersection or piece of road is being used – including unauthorized vehicle types in designated bus lanes, peak traffic time windows, real-time lane occupancy status, wait time at traffic lights and accident-prone areas.
Lidar technology has come to play an increasingly important role in the smart cities sector. It brings a higher level of accuracy and efficiency to existing sensor technologies to help the overall system eliminate detection errors. Lidars offer a much higher spatial resolution than radars, and perform better than cameras in various weather and lighting conditions to provide high-accuracy data 24/7. Lidars also help protect people’s privacy as they do not capture biometric information, making them suitable in venues where cameras might raise privacy concerns. The addition of lidars to smart city applications helps effectively reduce false negatives and false positives, while making systems more data efficient.
Cepton’s lidars use a patented imaging technology called Micro Motion Technology (MMT®) to help system integrators maximize the benefit of the lidar technology. The rotation-free, mirrorless and frictionless MMT design makes
In the solutions deployed by Fibre Based Integrations, Cepton’s Vista-P lidar sensors are interconnected through the Helius perception software, creating a network of smart lidar sensors to offer real-time detection, tracking and classification of vehicles and pedestrians. This enables extendable smart transportation infrastructure that collects and analyzes traffic data from different locations, while helping optimize its overall bandwidth allocation, as lidars output only a fragment of the data volume output from video camera-based alternatives.
Fibre Based Integrations and
Lidar has the ability to make people’s everyday lives easier even without them being fully aware of it, and that is what makes smart transport systems so intelligent. We look forward to continuing our work with Fibre Based Integrations in our effort to make
Founded in 2016 and led by industry veterans with decades of collective experience across a wide range of advanced lidar and imaging technologies,
About Fibre Based Integrations
Fibre Based Integrations is an established fibre optic systems house serving major project houses and end users in the Telecommunications, CCTV, Process and Datacomms industry.
Our success in attracting business from our customers is as a result of our commitment to supply a total turnkey solution and to maintain a general quality standard that permeates all aspects of the project, from documentation to all the components and the optical line terminating equipment used.
As a result of years of experience gained in the field of fibre installation and integration, our highly skilled installation staff is the foundation on which the company is built. To enable Fibre Based Integrations to work to the most exacting standards, the installation teams are backed by the latest state of the art fusion splicing machines, OTDR testing equipment and installation equipment. All commissioning activities are conducted to fully documented procedures, which form an intrinsic part of the final hand-over.
Source: Cepton Technologies