Plus Launches Nationwide Upfit Program to Deliver Class 8 Semi-Autonomous Trucks in One Day | News

CUPERTINO, Calif. and RIVERSIDE, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 9, 2022–

Plus, a global provider of self-driving truck technology, today announced 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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The Plus Build program takes less than a day to transform new and existing Class 8 cargo trucks into semi-autonomous trucks by outfitting them with state-of-the-art lidar, radar and camera sensors and proprietary self-driving software moreover. The result is PlusDrive, the first commercially available autonomous trucking solution. PlusDrive improves safety, improves driver comfort and saves at least 10% on fuel costs. Installation is performed at the most convenient locations for customers, in or near major transportation hubs throughout the United States. Maintenance services are available nationwide using mobile resources to meet customers where they are.

Shawn Kerrigan, COO and Co-Founder of Plus, said, “Plus Build helps companies realize the benefits of self-driving technology today by rapidly retrofitting trucks to improve their safety and uptime. Velociti’s unparalleled technology installation and service network will help us put PlusDrive in the hands of more truckers across the country to make their jobs safer, easier and better.

Through the Plus Build program and partnership with Velociti, Plus is now rolling out PlusDrive nationwide. Some of the world’s largest fleet and truck manufacturers are already participating in Plus Build and operating PlusDrive-equipped trucks on the road today. In addition to Velociti’s technology installation services, Plus implements Velociti’s VeloCare solution, a flagship program for proactive system health monitoring including remote and mobile services to maximize technology availability.

“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 delighted to enter into this strategic partnership to help PlusDrive customers realize the benefits this transformational technology brings to their businesses and the transportation industry,” said Ryan Powell, senior vice president at Velociti.

Supervised by a truck driver, PlusDrive can autonomously manage the following under normal highway traffic conditions:

  • Lane centering
  • Driver initiated lane change
  • Traffic jam assistance
  • Predictive fuel optimization
  • Adaptive cruise control (to zero)
  • Lane merging
  • Driver attention detection
  • Operational Design Domain (ODD) Checker
  • Self-calibration
  • Live updates

For more information on the Plus Build or PlusDrive program, please contact [email protected]

About More

Plus is a global leader in the autonomous trucking revolution, with award-winning, high-performance driverless technology. Named by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2022, Plus is the only self-driving company with customers using its product on the road today. Working with one of America’s largest corporations, automakers and others, Plus makes long-haul trucking safer, more fuel-efficient, more sustainable and more comfortable for drivers. Plus has received a number of industry awards and accolades for its transformative technology and commercial drive from Fast Company, Insider, Consumer Electronics Show, AUVSI and others.

For more information, visit www.plus.ai or follow us on LinkedIn or YouTube.

About Velociti

Velociti, a global provider of enterprise technology solutions for more than 25 years, helps meet complex business needs by optimizing technology investments, reducing costs and improving employee and customer experiences. Its innovative design, rapid installation and deployment, and proactive support services for a wide range of transport and networking technologies are provided by a highly experienced team of engineers, project managers, certified technicians and customer success representatives. Velociti serves businesses in transportation and logistics, construction, retail, food service, manufacturing, distribution, government and hospitality, including many Fortune companies 500.

For more information, visit http://www.velociti.com or call toll-free (855)-233-7210.

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