PARIFEX, a leading solution provider in project management for smart cities, announced a strategic customer agreement with Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries, to deploy Ouster’s OS1 sensors on speed enforcement and data collection systems in France.

Ouster has agreed to be the exclusive lidar supplier for PARIFEX’s ETU Project (“Radar Urbain”) for the deployment and maintenance of mobile and fixed urban speed lidar enforcement systems in Northern France, with a potential supply-demand of 500 sensors through 2025. PARIFEX offers the only approved lidar-based system for speed measurement and control in the country.

“We selected Ouster and its OS1 sensor due to the high resolution which enables PARIFEX to meet the future needs in traffic control providing reliable sensors with a high-resolution scanning system of the environment and an impressive image precision,” said PARIFEX CEO Franck Peyré.

PARIFEX is already one of the main suppliers of road radars to the French Ministry of Interior, and now due to the improvement of its speed control systems using 3D lidar technology, is able to offer a completely new data collection system that can be used to detect mobile speed, stop sign, red light violations, etc.

Today, more than 50% of the global population lives in urban centers, and the UN forecasts that number will grow to 60% by 2030. Road safety is one of the major issues regarding urban infrastructure, making traffic flow management a critical part of building a safer, smarter city. Ouster believes that the addressable smart infrastructure market is poised to grow the fastest of its four verticals over the next few years and reach $2.8 billion globally by 2025.