Driving Lidar

A Blog by Dr. Jun Pei

Dr. Jun Pei, CEO and co-founder of Cepton, is a serial entrepreneur and technologist in optics and electronics. He developed the first optical and acoustical combination technique in semiconductor thin film measurement and holds numerous patents in the field of metrology.

Before co-founding Cepton, Jun founded AEP Technology to develop advanced 3D instruments and pioneered parallel computing in interference microscopy. Earlier in his career, he worked as a senior scientist at KLA-Tencor in optics equipment and also led engineering team at Velodyne in advancing the HDL-64 Lidar. Jun received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Meaningful work that counts. In his latest Driving Lidar blog post, CEO Dr. Jun Pei shares a letter he received describing the traumatizing impact of even a minor car accident through the lens of a Cepton intern. Safety drives us. It's why Cepton is invested in driving proactive actions to help ensure safer environments, safer roads and safer vehicles for you and the ones you love.

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When Elon Musk said in 2019 that lidar is expensive, was he right? Well, lidar used to be expensive, but today it’s a different story. In his latest Driving Lidar blog post, CEO Dr. Jun Pei discusses what the trajectory of the lidar market means for cost, performance, consumer trust, and beyond.

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Are we living a safer life today as smart technologies make everything easier? To Cepton CEO Dr. Jun Pei, convenience is only a valid concept when it’s enjoyed without safety concerns, especially when it comes to driving. In his new Driving Lidar post, Jun discusses how lidar brings precision and certainty to vehicle perception.

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Join our CEO & co-founder, Dr. Jun Pei as he explores whether mixed messaging over the capabilities of 'autonomous’ vehicles is diluting leaps forward in safety technology in the first post of his new blog, Driving Lidar. While entirely autonomous vehicles could be exhilarating news for those who’d like to be relieved of driving duty, Jun discusses whether companies overpromising and underdelivering on safety is a concern. Are we getting the balance right?

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