SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, and mapping applications, today announced the hiring of LiDAR veteran Mr. Jerone Floor as the company’s Principal Software Architect. Floor brings significant experience in software development for data processing, and 3D object detection and tracking to the expanding Cepton leadership team. Before joining Cepton, Floor worked as a Vice President of Software Engineering for Quanergy, another LiDAR company, where he developed solutions for automotive perception control software.
“Adding Jerone to our team allows us to further evolve our high resolution, low power and compact 3D sensing solutions. His legacy and work experience in automotive software design will undoubtedly help Cepton deliver an unprecedented level of intelligence to our sensors – all at an affordable cost,” said Jun Pei, CEO and co-founder of Cepton Technologies. “We’re pleased to have him join the team with his leadership helping to transform Cepton from a hardware company into an intelligent sensor provider.”
Floor has more than 18 years of experience in the automotive industry as an experienced lead architect and developer of data processing solutions for 3D object perception for automotive applications. In his current role, Floor will utilize his expertise in developing firmware and software for real-time data processing to strengthen Cepton’s 3D perception solutions for object detection, tracking, mapping and identification. Other notable accomplishments in Floor’s career include winning an EMMY Award as part of Sportvision’s remote technical team and helping set a Guinness World Record in fuel economy as part of Team ORECA.
“I’m excited to be joining the Cepton team and to work with a company that is producing LiDAR solutions that meet the needs of the automotive industry,” said Floor. “As soon as I witnessed the company’s LiDAR range and point cloud density, I knew this was a company that I not only wanted to work for, but could help move the autonomous car market forward.”
Cepton has seen strong demand for its high-resolution and low-power Micro-Motion Technology (MMT™) LiDAR, experiencing five times revenue growth during the past year and counting more than 60 customers for automotive, industrial and mapping applications. To meet the needs of its growing customer base, Cepton has doubled its headcount over the past 12 months with a total of 50 employees and has expanded its operations to Detroit and Munich to provide on-the-ground support for OEMs.
About Cepton Technologies, Inc.
Cepton Technologies, Inc. is a 3D sensing solutions provider shipping next-generation LiDAR products for the automotive, industrial and mapping markets. Founded in 2016 and led by LiDAR and advanced image industry veterans, Cepton has a leadership team that recognizes where the automotive industry and Internet of Things (IoT) market are headed and have deployed four advanced LiDAR solutions that are mapping the future. Cepton LiDAR technology delivers unrivaled detection range and resolution at low cost, to enable perception for the fast growing market for smart machines. For more information, visit http://www.cepton.com/.