Cepton Technologies Inc., a California-based provider of 3-D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, and mapping applications, today announced the March 4 opening of a new office in Detroit.
“Cepton is committed to helping our customers bring self-driving vehicles to market by mass producing long-range, high-resolution, compact LiDAR sensors at an affordable price,” says Jun Pei, CEO and co-founder of Cepton. “It strategically makes sense to have a team based in Detroit where they can work closely with our customers to help them accomplish their goals and obtain their feedback to further advance our solutions.”
Cepton has several current and prospective customers in the Detroit area including May Mobility in Ann Arbor and North American Lighting in Illinois. Other partners will be announced later this year.
Mitch Hourtienne, the company’s director of business development, will lead the office expansion, and members from other Cepton offices around the world will visit and work short-term rotations. The team will support customers as it implements and launches Cepton’s technology and products.
Cepton introduced Vista-M and Vista-X, its new LiDAR products, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. It plans to begin mass producing its portfolio of LiDAR sensors in partners with Celestica this year with full-volume production to begin by 2020.