Dataspeed an autonomous vehicle (AV) solution provider has announced a partnership with Cepton Technologies, a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, security, and mapping applications, to bring Cepton’s high resolution, long-range, and compact LiDAR solutions to AV developers. Through this partnership, Dataspeed’s customers will now have access to Cepton LiDAR technology for the development and deployment of autonomous applications.
The compact design of Cepton’s LiDAR sensors enables them to be integrated directly into the body of a vehicle, providing Dataspeed’s customers with advanced 3D perception without impacting a vehicle’s design. At the AutoSens Detroit event on May 14-16, 2019, Dataspeed will be showcasing a Chrysler Pacifica outfitted with Cepton’s LiDAR technology and Dataspeed’s highly engineered by-wire system.
“Dataspeed is a provider of by-wire systems with worldwide installations,” said Mitch Hourtienne, Cepton Director of Business Development. “Our partnership will make it easy for the global community to develop advanced perception capabilities for the next generation of autonomous vehicles.”
“Cepton’s LiDAR technology stands out with its compact design that integrates directly into the body of a vehicle,” said Paul Fleck, Founder and CEO of Dataspeed. “This partnership aligns with our long-term objective of supporting large scale AV deployment with production viable technologies.”
Built on the company’s patented Micro Motion Technology (MMTTM) platform, Cepton’s LiDAR delivers unrivaled performance and resolution at a low cost. Cepton also recently unveiled its Vista-EdgeTM LiDAR Evaluation Kit, a plug-and-play device with all necessary software and tools pre-installed to view and analyze the LiDAR’s 3D point cloud of data. Cepton’s LiDAR solutions provide 3D perception with a range of 200 meters and a 120-degree field of view, powering all levels of autonomous applications at an accessible price point.