iinside, which offers human flow intelligence, has partnered with Quanergy Systems, Inc., a provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, to offer airports a more advanced approach for monitoring, analyzing, predicting and optimizing passenger flows through airports.

The combination of Quanergy’s LiDAR accuracy and predictive motion analytics in a cloud solution and iinside’s newest smart motion analytics allows airport management to automatically generate key operating metrics for improving passenger experiences and airport efficiencies.

LiDAR is a 3D imaging technology best known for its application in autonomous vehicles. Airports can observe, in real-time, the flow of passengers through their facilities. This technology, which uses safe, invisible laser beams to detect objects both in motion and at rest, is said to be more accurate than Bluetooth or Wi-Fi-based indoor location technology and better at safeguarding passenger identities than stereoscopic cameras.

Airport operators gain a 360-degree view while deploying fewer sensors than required for camera-based solutions, making installation much less expensive, iinside says.

“A LiDAR-based approach to monitoring passenger traffic at airports is not only more precise, but it’s also more discreet than video technology,” says Sam Kamel, president and CEO of iinside. “With LiDAR, we can observe 100 percent of passenger flows while fully protecting identities as the system converts position information to anonymous 3D point cloud data. We’re proud to be safeguarding passenger identities while providing the most precise and smartest solution for airports on the market.”