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Hyundai, Plus to demonstrate Level 4 AV fuel cell electric truck

May 30, 2024
Hyundai Motor's Class 8 fuel cell electric truck is equipped with Plus' SuperDrive Level 4 autonomous driving technology, with the truck currently undergoing testing in the U.S.

The Hyundai Motor Company and Plus unveiled the XCIENT Fuel Cell truck equipped with SuperDrive Level 4 autonomous driving at 2024’s Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. The Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric truck is currently undergoing autonomous driving assessments in the U.S., making it the Class 8 fuel cell electric truck to undergo Level 4 self-driving tests in the country, the companies stated.

“We are excited to showcase our collaboration with Plus to test Level 4 autonomous driving technology with our Class 8 XCIENT Fuel Cell truck,” said Martin Zeilinger, EVP and head of Commercial Vehicle Development at Hyundai. “Hyundai Motor has been driving the energy transition paradigm with our advanced fuel cell technologies. By adding autonomous capabilities to our world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered XCIENT Fuel Cell truck, Hyundai is looking forward to providing fleets and vehicle operators additional solutions that enhance road safety and freight efficiencies thanks to Plus’s industry-leading autonomous driving technology.”

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Hyundai first introduced the XCIENT Fuel Cell tractor at 2023’s ACT Expo as a commercialized Class 8 6x4 fuel cell electric model powered by two 90kW hydrogen fuel cell systems and a 350kW e-motor. Now, the truck is paired with Plus’ SuperDrive technology, which uses sensor (including LiDAR), radar, and cameras for its self-driving properties.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Hyundai Motor Company on this important initiative to create more sustainable and safe transportation options,” said Shawn Kerrigan, COO and Co-Founder at Plus. “A decarbonized future with autonomous hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks that also improve safety and efficiency is one that Plus is proud to support with our cutting-edge autonomous driving technology.”

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