Cepton shows headlamp with integrated lidar

Cepton shows headlamp with integrated lidar

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Lidar solutions provider Cepton, Inc. plans to showcase an integrated lidar solution for main headlights at the IAA Transportation 2022 show. The solution was designed in collaboration with ZKW Group GmbH, a specialist in innovative premium lighting systems and electronics.

Visitors to the show will be able to see a live demonstration of the 3D near-field perception of the solution, which was designed to improve the perception of objects in the blind spots of vehicles. Cepton’s Nova lidar sensor used features a combination of compact design, high resolution and a large horizontal and vertical field of view. The sensor’s compact design allows flexible, seamless integration for 360-degree perception. This allows the system to accurately perceive objects in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle, such as pedestrians, cyclists and other obstacles on the road. Based on Cepton’s patented lidar technology and specially designed ASIC microchip, the Nova sensor achieves high system and energy efficiency. This makes the lidar solution suitable for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and e-vehicles.

The manufacturer touts Nova as an ideal solution for mandatory blind spot detection. The sensor can be installed in ADAS systems or autonomous driving vehicles to improve safety for particularly vulnerable road users. In addition, the sensor supports autonomous driving and parking.

Through the collaboration with ZKW, Cepton aims to demonstrate how easy it is to integrate such a lidar sensor sensor into main headlights and that this is a viable placement option for lidar sensors. The headlamp integration is characterized by discreet installation, a cleaning mechanism and a high level of protection for the sensor. In addition, a dual-sensor concept makes it possible to detect cut-in scenarios.

IAA Transportation will take place from September 20 to 25 in Hanover, Germany. Cepton will present its headlight-integrated Nova sensor in hall 12, booth B58.


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