Cepton to Integrate its LiDAR into Koito Headlights

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BusinessWire: Cepton, a developer 3D LiDAR based on stereo scanner, announces it will provide Koito with its miniaturized LiDAR solution for autonomous driving. The compact design of Cepton’s LiDAR sensors enables direct integration into a vehicle’s lighting system. Its Micro-Motion Technology (MMT) platform is said to be free of mechanical rotation and frictional wear, producing high-resolution imaging of a vehicle’s surroundings to detect objects at a distance of up to 300 meters away.

We are excited to bring advanced LiDAR technology to vehicles to improve safety and reliability,” said Jun Pei, CEO and co-founder of Cepton. “With the verification of our LiDAR technology, we hope to advance the goals of Koito, a global leader within the automotive lighting industry producing over 20 percent of headlights globally and 60 percent of Japanese OEM vehicles.

Before Cepton, Koito used to cooperate with Quanergy with the similar claims a year ago. Cepton technology is based on mechanical scanning, a step away from Quanergy optical phased array scanning.

Cepton ToF scanning solution is presented in a number of patent applications. 110a,b are the laser sources, while 160a,b are the ToF photodetectors:

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