Cepton Technologies’ Helius Smart LiDAR System recognized as a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree
Cepton Technologies, Inc. announced its Helius Smart LiDAR System has been named a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree. The CES Innovation Awards program by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is a global competition held annually to honor outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across a wide range of categories. This year, Helius is honored in two categories:
- Tech for a Better World: highlights product innovations aiming to make positive social and global impacts
- Smart Cities: recognizing technologies and applications designed to improve urban experiences with increased intelligence. This recognition validates Cepton’s commitment to bringing intelligent LiDAR solutions to a variety of industries to help build a safer, smarter world.
Helius, Cepton’s LiDAR solution, is designed to deliver object detection, tracking, and classification capabilities to enable a wide range of applications for smart cities, transport infrastructure, security, and more. It embodies a fusion of three technologies: 3D LiDAR sensing powered by Cepton’s patented Micro Motion Technology (MMT); edge computing for minimum data burden and maximum ease of integration; and built-in advanced perception software for real-time analytics.
Helius is designed to provide centimeter-accurate 3D sensing of the dimension, location, and velocity of objects, regardless of lighting conditions, and can collect and process data from multiple sensors for seamless object tracking across sensor coverage zones. As Helius does not capture, show, or store any biometric and otherwise identifying data, it aims to maximize protection of people’s privacy while being installed as part of various smart cities and security systems. A few of Helius’ many use cases include:
Security and public safety:
Helius enables intrusion detection, access control, and behavior tracking to protect people and assets in public venues, critical infrastructure, construction zones, ports, and airports, and manufacturing facilities. It also enables platform safety at train and metro stations. Helius’ anonymized surveillance allows it to work in a wide range of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) and ADPR-compliant spaces, such as schools and hospitals.
Smart intersections and traffic management:
The company claims that Helius can help ensure safety and efficiency at road intersections and railway crossings by monitoring pedestrians and vehicles. It can also provide information on traffic density and patterns to automate traffic lights and enable route optimization.
Helius can track vehicles to provide accurate and real-time information to optimize parking management in cities. It can profile vehicles and survey the road surface to evaluate potential road surface damage and to help automate tolling by classifying different types of vehicles passing at highway speeds.
Crowd analytics for large private and public venues:
Helius can provide valuable anonymized information about how consumers navigate through retail stores, parks, stadiums, and other venues and how they engage with advertisements and products on display. It can be used to track the occupancy of streets and buildings to automate lights, HVAC, and other appliances to help preserve energy. The company states that urban planners can rely on Helius to better understand how people move around and interact with public amenities and identify the impact of construction projects.
Cepton will be showcasing the Helius Smart LiDAR System at Tabletop No. 431 at the official CES pre-show media event, CES Unveiled Las Vegas, on Jan. 5, 2020, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. PST. Helius will also be on display at the Innovation Awards Showcase in the Venetian Ballroom during CES. During CES 2020 Jan. 7 – 10, 2020, Cepton will be exhibiting at booth No. 2501 at Westgate Las Vegas.
For more information about Cepton Technologies Inc., visit www.cepton.com.