Solid state LiDAR sensor wins innovation award

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Quanergy Energy Systems has announced that it has received the CES 2017 ‘Best of Innovation’ Award in the vehicle intelligence category for its S3 solid state LiDAR sensor.

According to the company, the S3 is “the first and only compact, low-cost, automotive-grade solid state LiDAR sensor, with high reliability and superior capability”. The sensor can be concealed into the body of any vehicle, ensuring uncompromised design aesthetics and aerodynamics. Its ability to perform real-time 3D mapping and object detection, tracking and classification, enables autonomous driving.

“We are delighted to be recognised with the CES ‘Best of Innovation’ Award, the most coveted award in the industry,” said Dr Louay Eldada, Quanergy CEO.

“The S3 exemplifies Quanergy’s drive to push the boundaries of innovation in smart sensing and develop unique, disruptive and cost-effective products that enhance the safety, productivity and comfort of consumers on a mass scale.”

The company will demonstrate its award-winning sensor and 3D smart sensing solutions at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which runs from January 5-8 in Las Vegas. The S3 will also be displayed at the ‘CES Unveiled New York’ event on November 10 at the Metropolitan Pavillion in New York City.