Plus signs Velociti as partner for autonomous truck fitouts

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US self-driving truck technology developer Plus has selected Velociti, a supplier of fleet technology solutions, as the deployment and maintenance partner for its Plus Build program.

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 lidar, radar and camera sensors and Plus’s proprietary autonomous driving software. The result is PlusDrive, a commercially available autonomous trucking solution.

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 now plans to deploy PlusDrive nationwide. 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.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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