Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, and mapping applications, announced it will provide Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a global Tier 1 supplier of exterior automotive lighting, with its miniaturized LiDAR solution for autonomous driving. Koito will explore the miniaturized LiDAR solution developed by Cepton and pursue verification of its functionality, performance, and reliability.

The compact design of Cepton’s high-performance LiDAR sensors is intended to enable direct integration into a vehicle’s lighting system. With its Micro-Motion Technology (MMT) platform, Cepton’s LiDAR sensors reportedly enable vehicles to recognize and track objects from all four corners for a true 3D image of the surrounding environment.

Cepton says its MMT LiDAR sensors are free of mechanical rotation and frictional wear, producing high-resolution imaging of a vehicle’s surroundings to detect objects at a distance of up to 300 m (984 ft).

“We are excited to bring advanced LiDAR technology to vehicles to improve safety and reliability,” said Jun Pei, CEO and Co-founder of Cepton. “With the verification of our LiDAR technology, we hope to advance the goals of Koito, a global leader within the automotive lighting industry producing over 20% of headlights globally and 60% of Japanese OEM vehicles.”