Cepton Technologies, a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, has unveiled its Vista LiDAR sensor. The product is immediately availability for the autonomous vehicle market.
According to the company 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 which allows automakers to seamlessly integrate LiDAR technology into the vehicle body, the company says.
The Vista sensor is the fourth LiDAR product developed by the 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 maturity automotive components for expedited automotive grade certification.
Cepton leverages the NVIDIA DRIVE platform for advanced processing of LiDAR data. This AI supercomputer combines deep learning and sensor fusion to paint a full, 360-degree environment representing dynamic and static objects encompassing the vehicle.