your world, in lidar

About Cepton

State-of-the-art MMT® lidar solutions

Our STory

A Focus on Mass-Market Lidar

Founded in 2016 with a focus on lidars for ADAS in mass-market consumer vehicles, Dr. Jun Pei (CEO) and Dr. Mark McCord (CTO) sought to create high-performance, reliable and low cost directional lidars to serve as safety sensors in vehicles. In the process, they built a team that has realized their ADAS lidar vision and is also enabling the future of safety, automation and advanced analytics across a range of industries.


Award-Winning MMT® Lidar Solutions

We offer lidar sensors (near range to ultra-long range), automotive software and lidar perception solutions. Our lidars use a patented Micro Motion Technology (MMT®), a mirrorless, rotation-free and frictionless method for 3D lidar imaging. MMT® lidars also feature our patented micro-optical modules, with integrated custom ASICs for state-of-the-art illumination control and detection. Our licensable technology enables seamless volume manufacturing through deep Tier 1 collaboration.

Our Impact

A Smarter World

Cepton’s compelling price for performance has extended our reach beyond ADAS into Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Infrastructure markets. Our solutions are in Smart Cities, enabling intelligent roads and rail, pedestrian and traffic analytics, e-tolling and more. With leading partners in Smart Spaces, we enable privacy-sensitive crowd analytics, social distancing, safety and security applications. We also serve the Smart Industrials market, including autonomous robots and ground vehicles.


A Growing Global Team

Cepton has expanded from its headquarters in San Jose, CA at the heart of Silicon Valley, to various locations to support our global customer base. We have satellite Marketing, Sales and Support offices in Detroit (Michigan, USA), Frankfurt and Munich (Germany), and Tokyo (Japan). We also have engineering teams in Ottawa (Canada) and Pune (India).

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