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Ouster Touts Lidar Deployments for Smart Infrastructure Projects

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February 10, 2022

Ouster, which develops high-resolution digital lidar sensors, has announced it was selected for 110 smart infrastructure projects in 2021, representing almost 3,000 digital lidar OS sensors for initial deployments. The projects span 20 countries and include areas such as intelligent transportation, smart places, and security management.

The smart infrastructure represents an estimated $2.8 billion market for digital lidar by 2025, the company said. WIth more than 1 million signalized traffic intersections and 85 million surveillance systems in the U.S., there is considerable opportunity to augment these systems with digital lidar sensors. Ouster said digital lidar can replace expensive and unreliable ground loops, displace cameras to reduce idling time for vehicles, increase safety for pedestrians, and provide crowd analytics without compromising privacy.

Last year, the company began a partner ecosystem with more than 30 software integrators and solution providers, which helped them accelerate digital lidar adoption in the smart infrastructure vertical. The expansion of these projects can result in hundreds of thousands of additional sensors.

“Digital lidar has a far-reaching role to play in modernizing infrastructure for safer roads and cities,” said Itai Dadon, the vice president of smart infrastructure at Ouster. “Ouster’s accelerated global growth in smart infrastructure over the past year is the direct result of targeted investments and partnerships to bring turnkey perception and analytics solutions to market. The accuracy of the data combined with the reliability and affordability of our digital lidar as compared to other sensing modalities demonstrates strong product-market fit. We expect project expansions and future value-added solutions will further catalyze Ouster’s growth in smart infrastructure over the coming years.”

For more details on Ouster and its offerings, visit its website here.


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