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Plus launches collision mitigation enhancement program

May 16, 2024
The company's new offering features automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, traffic jam assist, and more.

Plus is offering a new safety product offering called PlusProtect. The AI-based software is suited for safety systems for all vehicle types and is designed to enhance automatic collision mitigation functionalities.

“While improved road safety underlies all of our solutions, we created PlusProtect specifically to enable Tier 1s and OEMs to build market-leading next-generation safety systems,” said Shawn Kerrigan, COO and Co-Founder at Plus. “Features such as high-performance collision mitigation not only necessitate a new technology approach, adopting PlusProtect as part of the integrated safety solutions also helps them pave the way for higher levels of automation in their product portfolio.”

Read more: NHTSA finalizes emergency braking rule for cars and light trucks

The system is scalable and enables global Tier 1 automotive suppliers and vehicle manufacturers to offer enhanced safety features in their systems, allowing vehicles to meet or exceed automatic emergency braking (AEB) mandates for passenger vehicles and light trucks by the September 2029 deadline. In particular, PlusProtect includes AEB, expanded-coverage lane departure warning, traffic jam assist, predictive fuel optimization, self-calibrated sensors, and over-the-air updates. Other PlusProtect options include GSR-compliant features and an event data recorder that stockpiles operational data preceding and following “safety critical events”, the company stated.

The system takes advantage of both cameras and radar to detect objects 650 ft away and focuses on understanding the vehicle’s location and seeing objects in the vehicle’s current lane and nearby lanes as well. It also features a flexible architecture that can adapt to various sensor configurations and platform variations, such as American and European truck designs and left and right-hand driving. PlusProtect’s cameras also calibrate automatically, with the entire system working to reduce false positive in today’s safety systems and predict the movements of other vehicles and obstacles on the road.

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