AEye in Ann Arbor and Seoul Robotics Integrate LiDAR for Intelligent Traffic Systems

AEye Inc., a global leader in adaptive high-performance LiDAR solutions based in Ann Arbor, and Seoul Robotics announced the integration of AEye’s 4Sight M LiDAR sensor and Intelligent Detection and Ranging (iDAR) software platform with Seoul’s SENSR 3D perception software.
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AEye in Ann Arbor and Seoul Robotics announced the companies are integrating technologies to advance intelligent traffic systems. // Stock Photo

AEye Inc., a global leader in adaptive high-performance LiDAR solutions based in Ann Arbor, and Seoul Robotics announced the integration of AEye’s 4Sight M LiDAR sensor and Intelligent Detection and Ranging (iDAR) software platform with Seoul’s SENSR 3D perception software.

AEye’s adaptive iDAR platform enables the Seoul, South Korea-based company’s SENSR perception software to deliver a complete solution for long-range object detection, classification, and perception for intelligent traffic systems (ITS) by providing 3D perception for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians at distances beyond 300 meters.

“We’re extremely impressed with the adaptability of AEye’s 4Sight M sensor; it allows us to optimize output for different ITS use cases,” says William Muller, vice president of business development at Seoul Robotics.

“Similar to how our SENSR software uses artificial intelligence to self-learn, AEye’s innovative architecture enables Seoul Robotics to process advanced feedback loops and optimized scan patterns.

The intelligent LiDAR is software-definable, enabling system integrators such as Seoul Robotics to address the unique needs of its ITS. This can include intersection management, automated incident detection, AV infrastructure, and automated tolling. In this case of Seoul Robotics, it allows it to now monitor high-speed traffic on divided highways, a historically challenging task.

4Sight M is built on the AEye’s iDAR platform, along with solid-state LiDAR that tailors its output to application-specific requirements. The company claims this platform is the first and only solution that has been independently verified by third-party testing organizations.

Seoul Robotics has trained SENSR’s AI engine which allows for reliable classification and tracking of more than 500 objects simultaneously with 10-centimeter accuracy, and weather-filtering algorithms maintain functionality in heavy rain and snow.

“ITS integrators typically don’t source individual sensors and software, instead relying on complete solution providers for smart mobility, traffic management, and automated tolling applications, and that’s exactly what we’re delivering,” says Akram Benmbarek, vice president of business development and strategic initiatives at AEye.

“With the integration of the 4Sight M and SENSR, infrastructure developers and city operators using this solution will be able to evaluate data at high-risk intersections — including lane usage by vehicle type, vehicle counts per lane, accident rates, and near-misses — in adverse weather conditions and at distances beyond 300 meters.”

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