Vortex and Cepton Partner to Enable V2I Solutions With Smart Lidar and AI
Innovative project in West Midlands, UK turns buses into mobile road inspection tools to help build safer, greener and smarter cities
Mounted on public transportation, CURBS utilizes lidar to provide detailed 3D point cloud visualizations of each vehicle’s surroundings as it travels. Courtesy of Vortex IoT.
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cepton Technologies (“Cepton”), an innovative provider of smart lidar solutions, and Vortex IoT (“Vortex”), a UK-based IoT solutions company, have combined their skills to turn UK buses into real-time road inspection tools, enabling a lidar-based vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) solution for urban asset management.
Vortex’s award-winning lidar-powered Continuous Urban Scanner System (CURBS) enables asset and infrastructure management by identifying certain situations such as pot-holes, surface damage and roadside defects in real time by using 5G wireless technology to transmit the data to road management teams.
This solution uses artificial intelligence and machine learning alongside Cepton’s Vista®-P60 high-resolution lidar sensors to create a detailed map of the urban environment. This is done by retrofitting the CURBS product to vehicles to create a real-time 3D scanning and dynamic monitoring system. Mounted on public transportation, such as bus fleets, refuse collection trucks and mobile enforcement vehicles, the lidar-embedded CURBS product is able to pinpoint areas that may need repair to maintenance teams, allowing for the early identification of issues.