Plus Launches National Upfit Program Delivering Class 8 Semi-Autonomous Trucks Within a Day
Plus, a global provider of self-driving truck technology, announced today that it has selected Velociti, a global leader in fleet technology solutions, as the deployment and maintenance partner for the national Plus Build program.
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Plus Build (Graphic: Business Wire)
The Plus Build program takes less than a day to turn new and existing Class 8 freight trucks into semi-autonomous trucks by equipping them with state-of-the-art lidar, radar, and camera sensors and Plus’s proprietary autonomous driving software. The result is PlusDrive, the industry’s first commercially available autonomous trucking solution. PlusDrive improves safety, enhances driver comfort, and saves at least 10% in fuel costs. Installation is performed at locations most convenient to customers, in or near major transportation hubs across the U.S. Maintenance services are available nationwide by utilizing mobile resources to meet customers where they are.
Shawn Kerrigan, COO and Co-founder of Plus, said: “Plus Build helps companies unlock the benefits of autonomous driving technology today by quickly modernizing trucks to improve their safety and uptime. Velociti’s unmatched technology installation and service network will help us get PlusDrive into the hands of more truck drivers across the country to make their jobs safer, easier, and better.”
Through the Plus Build program and partnership with Velociti, Plus is now deploying PlusDrive nationwide. Some of the world’s largest fleets and truck manufacturers are already participating in Plus Build and are operating PlusDrive-enabled trucks on the road today. In addition to Velociti’s technology installation services, Plus is implementing Velociti’s VeloCare solution, a flagship proactive system-health monitoring program including remote and mobile services to maximize technology uptime.
“Partnering with Plus to provide our services as an important part of the PlusDrive solution leverages Velociti’s decades of experience deploying and maintaining innovative fleet technologies. We are excited to enter into this strategic partnership to help PlusDrive customers realize the benefits this transformational technology brings to their businesses and to the transportation industry,” said Ryan Powell, Senior Vice President at Velociti.
Supervised by a truck operator, PlusDrive can autonomously handle the following in normal traffic conditions on a highway:
- Lane centering
- Driver initiated lane change
- Traffic jam assist
- Predictive fuel optimization
- Adaptive cruise control (down to zero)
- Lane merging
- Driver attentiveness detection
- Operational Design Domain (ODD) checker
- Over-the-air updates
For more information on the Plus Build program or PlusDrive, please contact email@example.com.
Plus is a global leader in the autonomous trucking revolution, with award-winning high-performance full-stack driverless technology. Named by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2022, Plus is the only autonomous driving company with customers operating its product on the road today. Working with one of the largest companies in the U.S., vehicle manufacturers and others, Plus is making long-haul trucking safer, more fuel efficient, more sustainable, and more comfortable for the drivers. Plus has received a number of industry awards and distinctions for its transformative technology and business momentum from Fast Company, Insider, Consumer Electronics Show, AUVSI, and others.
Velociti, a global provider of enterprise technology solutions for more than 25 years, helps meet complex business needs by optimizing technology investments, lowering costs, and improving employee and customer experience. Its innovative design, rapid installation and deployment, and proactive support services for a broad range of transportation and networking technologies are provided by a highly experienced team of engineers, project managers, certified technicians and customer success representatives. Velociti serves enterprises in transportation and logistics, construction, retail, food service, manufacturing, distribution, government, and hospitality including many Fortune 500 companies.
For more information visit http://www.velociti.com or call toll free (855)-233-7210.
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