IVECO partners with Plus to develop autonomous trucks13 April 2021

IVECO has signed a memorandum of understanding with technology firm Plus to jointly develop autonomous trucks.

Under the terms of the non-binding memorandum of understanding, IVECO and Plus will integrate the PlusDrive full-stack autonomous driving system into IVECO’s latest-generation S-WAY heavy-duty truck. The cooperation will also explore using IVECO’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine system to power the jointly developed autonomous trucks.

Marco Liccardo, chief technology and digital officer, IVECO, declared: “The cooperation with Plus represents an excellent opportunity to accelerate the development of the highest levels of automation of heavy trucks. IVECO is already working on ADAS solutions together with selected companies, but when it comes to Level 4 autonomy [in which no driver attention is required] it is necessary to create an ecosystem of partners. Thanks to its technology leadership, its non-linear thinking, and established relationships with the same key component suppliers, Plus is the perfect partner for accelerating in this process."

Shawn Kerrigan, COO and Co-founder, Plus, said: "IVECO’s global footprint in over 160 countries will enable us to accelerate our commercial deployment and magnify the impact of our autonomous driving technology.”

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