Cepton, a developer of lidar solutions for the automotive and smart infrastructure markets, has won a multimillion-dollar contract from one of the largest highway tolling system operators in the USA.
Under the terms of the contract, Cepton’s Sora series lidar sensors will be deployed on several major tollways located in the Tri-State area and Northern California.
The partnership is expected to be the largest commercial lidar deployment in the tolling sector to date, with potential to scale outside of the USA for future projects.
Dr Jun Pei, co-founder and CEO of Cepton, said: “Lidar has tremendous potential to transform the tolling industry, and I am confident this win, and subsequent deployments, will advance the use of lidar across multiple smart infrastructure sectors.”
Cepton’s Sora lidars have been designed to enable detailed and accurate 3D profiling of vehicles passing at highway speeds, as well as facilitating free-flow, electronic toll collection.
According to Cepton, compared with ground loops that have been traditionally used to identify vehicle types, gantry-based systems powered by lidar intelligence are more accurate due to their 3D precision and real-time vehicle classification capabilities.
In addition, lidar enables smart analytics to help ensure tollways are operating efficiently and error-free. What’s more, lidar-enabled gantry-based systems can be installed and maintained without disrupting lane usage.
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