FLIR highlights smart cities at CES

Jan. 7, 2020
FLIR CITY ecosystem of Smart City solutions showcases across various security, mobility, transportation and first-responder sensor products

At CES 2020, FLIR Systems will showcase FLIR CITY, an eco-system of Smart City solutions focused on situational awareness and data-driven operations in the public safety space. It explores how FLIR technology that already exists today can be integrated into city-wide smart solutions, allowing communities to rapidly shape and customize user-specific applications with a central cloud as the core management platform. From roadways, streets, and intersections to buildings, critical infrastructure, and public spaces, FLIR smart sensing solutions are essential technology in the world of Smart City public safety operations.


For more than a decade, FLIR has deployed products for traffic, security, and first responders in hundreds of cities around the globe. At CES, FLIR is showcasing several of its current products and solutions that support the public safety aspects within cities. FLIR CITY represents the company’s vision for utilizing connectivity across various security, mobility, transportation, and first-responder sensor products, achieved through sensor integration, data fusion, and intelligence-driven processing and analysis. FLIR CITY illustrates how customers will one day be able to integrate multiple FLIR sensor technologies and products into customized solutions via the FLIR Cloud to help aid situational awareness and data-driven operations in cities.

To help demonstrate FLIR CITY, the company created a virtual reality experience in its booth for CES attendees that will take them on an interactive tour of a city to show the role FLIR sensing solutions will play in cities.

Autonomous Vehicles and Unmanned Solutions

The FLIR commercial test vehicle featuring multiple automotive developer kit (ADK) thermal cameras is another key attraction for FLIR at CES 2020. The car demonstrates our thermal camera’s integration capabilities with radar, LIDAR, and visible cameras found on autonomous test vehicles today.

In related news, earlier today FLIR and ANSYS announced a collaboration to integrate a thermal sensor into ANSYS’ leading-edge driving simulator to model, test, and validate thermal camera designs within an ultra-realistic virtual world. The new solution will help deliver superior hazard detection capabilities for assisted driving and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Read the press release here.

FLIR is also showcasing several of its unmanned aerial and ground solutions at CES this week. The company will demonstrate two robots designed for public safety, including the man-portable PackBot and the smaller, throwable FirstLook. Additionally, FLIR will show two aerial solutions, the award-winning FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System, and the larger SkyRanger, which can fly up 50 minutes in 65 kph winds.  

Each of these unmanned solutions provide first responders with immediate situational awareness, perform persistent observation, and help them investigate dangerous areas while keeping operators out of harm’s way.