Cepton and May Mobility partner to accelerate autonomous vehicle delivery
Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions, announced a partnership with May Mobility, the first developer of autonomous driving technology to replace an existing transportation solution with self-driving fleet vehicles on public roads.
May Mobility will integrate Cepton LiDAR products in its self-driving vehicle fleets. The companies say a successful pilot was completed in 2017, with the May Mobility fleet transporting riders on public roads in downtown Detroit.
May says it chose to work with Cepton and support Cepton LiDAR solutions because of the combination of advanced technology, the rapid pace of innovation, and the culture of customer success that has been evident in all the interactions between the two companies.
“We left big auto so we could have more control of when our technology would hit the road, and a partner like Cepton, who has clearly communicated expectations and demonstrated outstanding follow-through, is essential in helping us get cars on the road first,” said Edwin Olson, May Mobility CEO and Co-founder. “Cepton is driving the high-performance LiDAR evolution to break the $1,000 price point; we are very excited about our collaboration and what it will mean for the future of the industry.”
“Cepton and May Mobility are biased toward action and share a common vision that autonomous vehicles can be developed and deployed with today’s advanced technology,” said Jun Pei, Co-founder and CEO of Cepton. “The May Mobility platform takes advantage of the latest high-performance LiDAR sensors to power advanced fleet vehicle solutions today. Cepton and May each recognize that with the right teams, AV technology can be deployed and have an impact immediately, rather than wait for research and development concepts and expensive hard-to-produce components. This seamless vision and culture fit led our companies to enthusiastically pursue this partnership.”
“We were excited to find a like-minded partner to accelerate the time-to-market for autonomous vehicles,” added Jun. “This market is growing rapidly and there are many opportunities to successfully partner with emerging players in the field.”
Cepton will show its LiDAR solutions during CES at booth #3000 in the North Hall of the LVCC.
For more information about Cepton, visit www.cepton.com.
For more information about May Mobility, visit www.maymobility.com.