Quanergy Systems and iinside have formed a strategic partnership to offer LiDAR-based smart motion analytics to airports to help them easily monitor, analyse, predict and optimise passenger flows.

LiDAR is a 3D imaging technology that uses safe, invisible laser beams to detect objects both in motion and at rest. Using the new solution, airport operators can get a 360-degree view of their facilities and monitor the flow of passengers in real-time.

Quanergy’s M8 LiDAR sensor has been designed to offer improved performance in crowded environments such as airports.

A single Quanergy M8 sensor is capable of capturing the exact coordinates and velocity of every person within 30,000m².

“We’re proud to be safeguarding passenger identities while providing the most precise and smartest solution for airports on the market.”

iinside president and CEO Sam Kamel said: “A LiDAR-based approach to monitoring passenger traffic at airports is not only more precise, but it’s also more discreet than video technology.

“With LiDAR, we can observe 100% of passenger flows while fully protecting identities as the system converts position information to anonymous 3D point cloud data.

“We’re proud to be safeguarding passenger identities while providing the most precise and smartest solution for airports on the market.”

Pursuant to the terms of the collaboration, iinside’s analytics platform will integrate data from Quanergy sensors to provide insights that improve the passenger journey, enhance airport operations and empower travellers through its API Travel Time platform.

Additionally, iinside’s visual analytics allow airport operations to act upon data-driven insights that improve efficiency and offer satisfaction to passengers.

Quanergy CEO Dr Louay Eldada said: “Quanergy’s strategic partnership with iinside enables us to bring LiDAR-based security monitoring to airports, which will result in a drastic improvement in the overall traveller experience.”