Cepton’s new LiDAR built into headlamps to be featured at IAA Transportation 2022
Cepton, Inc., a Silicon Valley innovator and leader in high-performance lidar solutions, will showcase a lidar integration solution for automotive headlamps at the upcoming IAA Transportation 2022 conference. The demonstration will be conducted in collaboration with ZKW Group GmbH, a specialist for premium lighting systems and electronics.
From September 20th to 25th, 2022, at Booth B58 in Hall 12, Cepton will exhibit its Nova lidar integrated into a heavy-duty truck headlamp provided by ZKW. Visitors to the Cepton booth can also expect to see live demonstrations of Nova’s near-range 3D sensing capabilities, which are designed to help eliminate perception blind spots around automobiles.
Cepton’s award-winning near-range lidar Nova features an unprecedented combination of miniature size, high resolution and superior field of view coverage in both vertical and horizontal directions. Its extremely compact form factor unlocks flexible, seamless integration options around the vehicle to provide 360° perception. This helps the vehicle accurately detect close-proximity objects such as pedestrians, bicycles and obstacles on the road surface. Powered by Cepton’s patented lidar technology and proprietary ASIC, Nova achieves unparalleled system and energy efficiency, making it suitable for everyday consumer and commercial vehicles, including electrical vehicles.
With blind spot detection becoming a mandated vehicle safety feature, Nova offers an ideal solution for an expanding range of automotive applications. It can be deployed across Advance Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Vehicles to enhance the protection of vulnerable road users while enabling autonomous driving and parking capabilities.
By working with ZKW, Cepton is able to demonstrate how Nova can be easily fitted into headlamps, a compelling location for lidar integration. The headlamp integration solution features discrete embedment, cleaning mechanism and sensor protection in a single package to offer maximized elegance and ease of maintenance. It also enables a dual sensor design for cut-in detection.
“We are excited to showcase our collaboration with ZKW at this year’s IAA event,” said Dr. Jun Pei, Cepton’s CEO and co-founder. “ZKW is a leading innovator of automotive lighting technologies, and working with the ZKW team allows Cepton to demonstrate how our lidars are optimized for use in everyday vehicles. Being able to seamlessly integrated into locations like headlamp is a key factor of the outstanding scalability of Cepton lidar. With that, we aim to bring lidar’s safety benefits to everyone on the road – drivers, passengers and road users alike – while helping advance the future of autonomous mobility.”
“For us as an innovative supplier of premium lighting systems, it is very important to engage with the right technologies. That’s why we are constantly on the lookout for competent partners – like here in the field of lidar with Cepton,” said Dr. Wilhelm Steger, CEO of the ZKW Group.
Cepton’s patented lidar technology enables an optimal balance between performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Cepton offers a comprehensive portfolio of lidar solutions, including lidar sensors for near range to ultra-long range and intelligent perception solutions for automotive and smart infrastructure applications.