Last month, Seoul Robotics released QuickConnect, their newest product aimed at improving workflows to deploy and gain value from 3D perception technology for urban planning and smart city use cases. QuickConnect is an analytics tool with advanced event detection capabilities aiming towards providing accessible and valuable insights quickly based on data collected with Seoul Robotics’ 3D perception technology. This latest offering joins other features which were released with the company’s SENSR 3.0 release earlier this year, joining QuickTune and QuickSite.
This new QuickConnect offering is, per the company’s announcement of the move, designed to make 3D perception technology more actionable and accessible for intelligent transportation system (ITS) deployments. The system takes the 3D data collected by SENSR, Seoul Robotics’ 3D perception platform, and turns it into actionable insights to help create real-time intelligence workflows and generally improve how roadways are utilized.
How this works, according to the announcement of the news, is that QuickConnect takes the output of SENSR and uses new statistic modules which record pre-coded events to provide information to relevant organizations and stakeholders on the number, location, and velocity of people, cyclists, and different vehicle types within a specific zone. The solution will analyze events like pedestrians jaywalking, speeding, traffic jams, U-turns, near-miss accidents, and more in those zone, all automatically without organizations having to create their own systems and codes to record the information.
This latest release continues Seoul Robotics’ work in making ITS development and deployment as simple as possible for local governments. As we’ve talked about here, smart city development is a complex process and there’s certainly no single solution which will change that reality. That said, there are ways to at least make some of that process easier. The company has released more niche products before for specific issues, such as their 3D perception-based wrong-way driving detection system, and its aforementioned QuickSite offering is aimed towards making the process of deploying these systems more seamless.
With this QuickConnect offering, it’s all about simplifying the process of gaining actionable insights from what ends up being a vast amount of data. Seoul Robotics’ SENSR perception systems are, for example, often placed at busy city intersections. One can imagine, then, that it is picking up a lot of data from all of the pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers moving through the space. It would be a huge lift for humans to have to analyze the data and make insights from there, but by automating some of these processes and lessening the amount of coding city employees have to do, more valuable insights can be gained. This both leads to more accurate work by not leaning on humans sifting through massive amounts of data, but also leads to insights coming more quickly, which in turn means action plans can be put into place sooner.
On the new offering, William Muller, Vice President of Business Development at Seoul Robotics, said in a press statement, “The world around us continues to become more complex and requires technology that can analyze all of its intricacies. 3D perception is that technology but it has historically exemplified the expression that nothing worth having comes easy – until now. With QuickConnect, we’re making it simple for organizations to capitalize on the advancements in 3D perception to improve mobility, safety, and sustainability to ultimately drive impactful, real-world change.”