Dataspeed announced Tuesday a partnership with Cepton Technologies, Inc., 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.
Built on the company’s patented Micro Motion Technology (MMTTM) platform, Cepton’s LiDAR delivers improved performance and resolution at a low cost. Cepton also recently unveiled its Vista-Edge LiDAR Evaluation Kit, a plug-and-play device with 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.
Dataspeed, located in Metro Detroit, provides complete autonomous research and development vehicle integrations that allow engineers to get up and running quickly on their algorithm, sensor, or data research. Dataspeed’s automotive grade by-wire solutions form the foundation of these platforms. Hundreds of customers have trusted Dataspeed’s team of expert software and hardware engineers with their driverless car projects, including sensor developers, mobility-as-a-service providers, teleoperators, research institutions, and government agencies. Dataspeed is dedicated to building innovative AV solutions that are safe, reliable, and cost-effective.
Founded in 2016 and led by LiDAR and advanced image industry veterans, Cepton has a team that recognizes where the automotive industry and Internet of Things (IoT) market are headed and have deployed four advanced LiDAR solutions that are mapping the future. Cepton LiDAR technology delivers unrivaled detection range and resolution at low cost, to enable perception for the fast growing market for smart machines.
“Dataspeed is a leading 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.”