Cepton Technologies Inc., based in San Jose, CA is a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, and mapping applications, has announced the extension of two new LiDAR products, named Vista-M and Vista-X, to its product portfolio. The Vista series LiDAR solutions are developed with Cepton’s patented Micro-Motion Technology and function on the NVIDIA DRIVE in-vehicle Artificial Intelligence computing platform that provides high-res and long-range imaging to allow all layers of autonomous applications.
CEO and Co-founder of Cepton Technologies, Jun Pei stated that his company is ushering in the next-gen of self-directed driving with long range, high-resolution 3D perception at an affordable cost. The Vista-X and Vista-M solutions allow flawless vehicle integration and offer designers with the freedom to develop stylish vehicle designs. He also added that the company is prepared to mass produce the Vista Series LiDAR with the company’s tier-1 suppliers and manufacturing partners for the abrupt implementation of self-driving vehicles. The Vista-M LiDAR contains a 120-degree field of view with 150-meter range into a sensor the size of a typical box of crayons. This compact design allows LiDAR amalgamation with a vehicle’s headlights, taillights, and side view mirrors, providing designers more free-hand to bring intelligence and independence into vehicle designs. At present, Cepton Technologies Inc. is offering this miniaturized solution to its automotive partners for various integration approaches.
On the other side, the Vista-X LiDAR supports a prolonged 200-meter range capability at a 10 percent reflectivity target to 120-degree field of view. This wide field of view allows object recognition, tracking, and localization in a much broader area. The uniform 0.2-degree spatial resolution across the entire field of view removes the intricacy and safety risk in the real-time field of view configurations enabling the design flexibility to incorporate Vista-X into the front, back or inside of the vehicle.