Geely Automotive Group has chosen US-based Quanergy Systems to provide LiDAR sensors for autonomous vehicles and smart city systems.

Quanergy’s LiDAR-based smart city solution was initially deployed at intersections in Hangzhou Bay Area, Ningbo City and Zhejiang Province, China.

In addition, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development sponsored the deployment of smart infrastructure in China using 5G-V2X, autonomous driving vehicles and vehicle-road cooperation techniques.

Based on AI technology, Quanergy’s 3D LiDAR traffic management platform is used in the roadside sensing system. The platform combines Quanergy’s M8 LiDAR sensor and QORTEX DTC software, equipped with 3D perception algorithms, to identify and track vehicles and pedestrians.

The Geely vehicles are able to obtain roadside object details using 5G wireless communication networks. This improves sensing performance and reduces blind zones.

Quanergy CEO and co-founder Louay Eldada said: “The automated transportation and smart city spaces are incredibly complex and, in the future, you will not have one without the other.

“Smart city installations utilising LiDAR technology will ultimately lead to the roll-out of autonomous vehicles that have the ability to communicate with each other and with the infrastructure around them.

“Through our work with Geely, we are building one of the first connected ecosystems designed to enable seamless communication between vehicles and their surroundings, bringing us one step closer to our autonomous future.”

In the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the projects will be exhibited in the Quanergy booth (9329).

Quanergy’s S3 sensors will be installed in a car from Lotus, part of the Geely Group, and showcased on the show floor.