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Quanergy partners with Chinese automaker, Geely, to deploy lidar for smart city applications

Published:
December 16, 2019
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by Venkatesh Konanur
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After facing production delays and, notably, a breakup of its partnership with Daimler, this is a good move for Quanergy. While this is not an on-car lidar deployment, the company's lidar hardware and software will be installed at intersections across Hangzhou Bay Area, Ningbo City, and Zhejiang Province to detect and map vehicle and pedestrian traffic flows. This information will be communicated over 5G to Geely's cars to navigate safely around blind spots and improve overall traffic safety. Combined with the low barrier to high cost in this use case compared to that of on-car deployments and swift new technology adoption in China, clients can expect this deployment of Quanergy's to move faster and serve as a basis for further adoption.

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