Cepton Announces Next-generation LiDAR Solution for Autonomous Vehicles

High-performance, Low-power, Cost-effective Vista LiDAR Available Today

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Cepton Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, today unveiled its Vista LiDAR sensor at the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, with immediate availability for the autonomous vehicle market. A video overview is available here: https://vimeo.com/261965022

“Automotive LiDAR like Cepton’s is a key sensing technology to enable self-driving efforts”

The Vista LiDAR sensor delivers best-in-class performance to the automotive market when compared to current LiDAR technologies. The 120-line-equivalent 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 fewer 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 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. Vista LiDAR samples are available today for Cepton’s automotive partners to evaluate in their self-driving fleets. 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, VP of engineering and co-founder, 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 an early and current customer 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, 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.”

In collaboration with NVIDIA, 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. PDT on March 28. Cepton will exhibit throughout the show 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 less than 20 months. For more information, visit http://www.cepton.com/.

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Sean Lenehan, +1 415-977-1918
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