France certifies first LiDAR speed monitoring

  • July 20, 2022
  • William Payne

France has certified its first highway speed monitoring system based on 3D LiDARs. The Laboratoire national de métrologie et d’essais (LNE) has certified a system from PARIFEX which is equipped with 3D LiDARs instead of conventional Doppler technology.

The PARIFEX Double-Side VIGIE system incorporates Quanergy M-Series 3D LiDAR sensors. The automated Double-Side VIGIE monitors multiple lanes of traffic to detect and identify speeding vehicles. The solution simultaneously measures the speed of all vehicles and identifies which ones are speeding.

The LNE works under the aegis of the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance. With its certification, VIGIE becomes the first LiDAR-based speed enforcement solution approved for use by French law enforcement. This certification paves the way for the use of speed enforcement systems based solely on 3D LiDAR as opposed to the current Doppler system. According to PARIFEX, their system offers more advanced functionalities for road safety than Doppler-based systems.

Enzo Signore, chief marketing officer, Quanergy Systems, Inc., said: “Since 2017, we’ve worked with PARIFEX to use 3D LiDAR technology to improve road and highway safety. Recognition of our joint solution by the French testing body as the first LiDAR-only speed enforcement solution is a testament to the power of 3D LiDAR. We look forward to continuing our work with PARIFEX in France and beyond.”

Franck Peyré, CEO, PARIFEX, said: “We’re proud to be the first company to offer an innovative speed enforcement system that includes 3D LiDAR sensors. We chose Quanergy’s LiDAR for our Double-Side VIGIE solution to strengthen long-range detection at high speeds. Certification by LNE paves the way for us to continue building more and better ways to improve road safety.”