Companies will Demo Atlas DevKit at CES 2017
SUNNYVALE, Calif.—January 5, 2017–Quanergy Systems, Inc., the leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, today announced a new integrated solution with Civil Maps, an autonomous vehicle software company providing cognition for cars. Quanergy’s innovative LiDAR technology will power Civil Maps’ next-generation Atlas DevKit, advancing the ability of self-driving vehicles to perceive and interact with the world around them.
Civil Maps’ Atlas DevKit provides a low-cost, high-precision, geospatial data collection system that is essential for safe and effective self-driving vehicles. It integrates Quanergy’s M8 LiDAR sensor with cameras, an inertial measuring unit, and wired and wireless communication in one self-contained package. The unit is an inexpensive, commercial off-the-shelf platform that is compelling for new market entrants and near-survey grade requirements.
“In order to operate safely and effectively, self-driving vehicles need to maintain an accurate 3D map of their surroundings at all times,” said Dr. Louay Eldada, Chief Executive Officer, Quanergy Systems. “This integrated solution will combine Quanergy’s unmatched LiDAR spatial sensing technology with Civil Maps’ high-precision localization and mapping capabilities. It demonstrates Quanergy’s leadership in supplying the highest quality, most affordable LiDAR system to push the boundaries of innovation in the self-driving industry.”
“Our Atlas DevKit effectively collects and processes data efficiently from the sensor systems of self-driving vehicles,” said Civil Maps CEO Sravan Puttagunta. “It’s crucial that self-driving vehicles have the most accurate information from high-resolution 3D sensors such as advanced LiDAR, which is why we are proud to use Quanergy’s innovative LiDAR technology. The Atlas unit will equip self-driving vehicles with the most accurate and reliable information to safely navigate any environment, at an affordable price point.”
Civil Maps’ Context Engine, which brings together the company’s proprietary localization technology and its 3D semantic mapping capabilities, enables autonomous vehicles to contextualize their environments; it is able to do so with remarkably low computing power and highly efficient map data transfer. Quanergy’s sensor, which has a 360-degree field of view and a measurement range of 200 meters, is a proven LiDAR powerhouse made and tested for 3D mapping, security and harsh industrial environments.
Quanergy will demonstrate its award-winning sensor and 3D smart sensing solutions January 5-8 at the 2017 CES in Booth 4138 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The integration with Civil Maps will be on display, both in a static vehicle and in live demos on the Las Vegas strip with a car-mounted with sensors. Civil Maps will also be demoing the Atlas Devkit at Booth 3100. The company is offering demo rides by appointment only.
About Quanergy Systems, Inc.
Quanergy Systems, Inc. was founded in 2012 and builds on decades of experience of its team in the areas of optics, photonics, optoelectronics, artificial intelligence software and control systems. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Quanergy offers smart sensing solutions. It is a leading provider of LiDAR sensors and perception software for real-time capture and processing of 3D spatial data and object detection, tracking and classification. Its sensors are disruptive in price, performance, reliability, size, weight and power. Its solutions are applicable in numerous sectors including transportation, security, industrial automation, 3D mapping, mining, agriculture, drones, robotics, smart spaces and 3D-aware smart devices for improved safety, efficiency and quality of life. For more information, visit www.quanergy.com
About Civil Maps
Civil Maps builds cognition systems for autonomous cars, enabling them to crowdsource a dynamic 3D map for safe driving. With its Context Engine and augmented reality visualizations, Civil Maps is creating a new generation of maps that enable fully autonomous vehicles to traverse any road safely and comfortably without any human intervention. Civil Maps, based in Silicon Valley and Hyderabad, is working with leading automotive customers and partners across the world to bring fully autonomous vehicles to market at a continental scale. To learn more, visit www.civilmaps.com