Cepton Announces Next-Generation LiDAR Solution for Autonomous Vehicles

High Performance, Low Power, Cost Effective Vista LiDAR Available Today

San Jose, Calif. – March 27, 2018 – Cepton Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, today announced its Vista LiDAR product at the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, and immediate availability for the autonomous vehicle market.

The Vista LiDAR sensor presents the best-in-class performance of automotive LiDAR technology today. The 120-line scanner delivers 200 meters of range and 0.2 degrees of spatial resolution. The Vista LiDAR is significantly smaller than most solutions on the market and uses less than 10 watts of power. This allows automakers to seamlessly integrate LiDAR technology into the vehicle body.

The Vista sensor is the fourth LiDAR product developed by the fast paced Cepton team over the its first 20 months in operation. Built on Cepton’s patented micro-motion technology (MMT) platform, Vista has no rotational or frictional parts, consisting only of high maturity automotive components for expedited automotive grade certification. The Vista LiDAR samples are available today for Cepton’s automotive partners to evaluate in their self-driving fleets. The automated volume production will start in Q2, 2018.

“Performance is very important for our automotive customers, but when it comes to scale deployment, everything matters. Vista provides an unmatched combination of small size, low power, long range, and high resolution,” said Dr. Mark McCord, co-founder and VP of engineering at Cepton. “For those who pursue all levels of autonomous driving, active safety or mapping applications, Vista is the most cost-effective solution for deployment at scale.”

“As early and current customers of Cepton, we continue to be impressed by their ability to build a product that lands in the sweet spot of performance, reliability, size, power consumption, and price,” said Edwin Olson, CEO and co-founder of May Mobility. “Vista is a great solution for our self-driving vehicles, and Cepton’s focus on getting a great product into market quickly makes them a natural partner for us.”

Being a NVIDIA automotive ecosystem partner, Cepton leverages the NVIDIA DRIVE platform for advanced processing of LiDAR data. This AI supercomputer combines deep learning and sensor fusion to accurately paint a full, 360-degree environment representing dynamic and static objects encompassing the vehicle.

“Automotive LiDAR like Cepton’s is a key sensing technology to enable self-driving efforts, said Glenn Schuster, senior director, technical marketing, NVIDIA.” LiDAR generates a massive amount of data and needs the compute horsepower of an AI supercomputer to understand what is around the vehicle.” .

Meet Cepton at GTC
Cepton CEO Dr. Jun Pei will present at GTC session S8860 – Next Generation Sensors for Self-Driving at 9 a.m. on March 28. Cepton will exhibit at GTC booth #633. To request a meeting or more information, contact info@ceptontech.com.

About Cepton
Cepton is a leading 3D LiDAR solutions provider that is shipping next generation LiDAR products for the automotive, industrial and mapping markets. Cepton delivers high performance, cost-effective solutions to enable 3D perception for the fast-growing smart machines market. Led by LiDAR and advanced image industry veterans, Cepton has moved rapidly to establish itself as a technology leader, progressing from the founding of the company in 2016 to delivering four advanced LiDAR solutions and signing more than 50 customers in under 20 months. For more information, visit http://www.cepton.com/.

Media Contact
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Antenna Group for Cepton
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