LiDAR, a surveying method that measures distance to a target, is the new heartthrob of the remote sensing world, in smart cities, surveillance, autonomous vehicles, robotics and other applications.
How it works?
The LiDAR device combines the sensor with a powerful micro-computer in a single package it can process the information directly at the ‘edge’ and highlight only potential threats, such as an intruder or a suspicious package. This then guarantees the anonymity of those not involved in any suspicious incident. A sensor that uses an array of lasers to detect objects, people and vehicles creating a LIDAR detection system could herald an era of anonymize surveillance that isolates threats from uninvolved people or objects. In addition to protecting the privacy of the detection target, Neuvition’s 700-line LiDAR can also achieve high-resolution images of the detection object.
The future of LiDAR and security.
With the development of LiDAR technology, LiDAR vendors have captured huge market to portray the world of smart cities with LiDAR sensors on robo-taxis, self-driving trucks, delivery drones, parking garages, mass transit, traffic lights and utility poles. But is the tech ready for mainstream security use?
An authoritative survey recently predicted that the global LiDAR market will soar from $1.1B in 2018 to $2.9B in 2025, an almost 18-percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Another research also predicts a 23-percent CAGR in roughly the same time period, noting that “the important driver increasing growth in the global LiDAR technology market is the demand for stronger security and sensor accuracy….LiDAR plays a significant role in homeland defense and national security and for an increasing number of applications which depend on timely, accurate geospatial data to support the decision-making process.”
Neuvition’s high resolution solid-state LiDAR Titan M1 has the advantages of creating high-resolution 3D images that identify the size, direction and velocity of objects in the field of view. Compared with other LiDAR solution such as mechanical LiDAR, Titan M1 family MEMS base LiDAR have much higher resolution (480 lines), longer distance with up to 600 meters, and very competitive price. Better yet, it works in all lighting and atmospheric conditions. And it’s hard to hack or fool. That’s an attractive proposition.
This technology is undoubtedly an exciting prospect for security and transport – and we believe it is the key to the delivery of truly smart cities that can make our communities safer and more connected.