LiDAR solution provider Cepton Technologies unveiled details of its automotive-grade LiDAR sensor, Vista®-X90, which deliver advance performance with high volume price of less than $1000. The product is scheduled for production in 2022.
The Vista-X90 is the newest addition to Cepton’s Vista-X automotive grade sensor family. It sets a new benchmark for high performance at low power in a compact form factor, and is ideally suited for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Weighing less than 900 g, the Vista-X90 achieves up to 200 m range at 10% reflectivity with an outstanding angular resolution of 0.13° and state-of-the-art power consumption of <12W. The sensor supports frame rates of up to 40 Hz.
Optimized for ease of vehicle integration, the Vista-X90 has a licensable design architecture powered by Cepton’s patented Micro Motion Technology (MMT®) – a frictionless, mirrorless, rotation-free LiDAR architecture capable of high resolution and long range 3D imaging, while maximizing the sensor robustness and reliability to meet the stringent requirements of automotive applications.
Powered by Cepton’s next generation ASIC technology, the Vista-X90 is an ISO26262 ASIL-B sensor that supports AUTOSAR and over-the-air (OTA) functionality, with advanced capabilities for factory, extrinsic and dynamic calibration. With a width of 120 mm, depth of 110 mm and a front-facing height of <45 mm, Vista-X90 is compact and embeddable. Its 90° x 25° field of view, combined with its directional, non-rotational design allows seamless vehicle integration - such as in the fascia, behind the windshield or on the roof.
Cepton has licensed its technology to automotive headlamp Tier 1, Koito, who has non-exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Cepton’s LiDAR technology for an automotive application, using key modules supplied by Cepton.