Plus, a provider of automated and autonomous driving software solutions, has launched PlusProtect – an AI-based software that enhances safety systems through functionalities such as high performance automatic collision mitigation.

The software presents a scalable technology that allows automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to offer enhanced safety features in their next-generation safety systems. These features would then help U.S. customers address the performance requirements mandated by the NHTSA for AEB on all passenger vehicles and light trucks by September 2029. AEB itself is also expected to be mandated in heavy vehicles (those with a gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 10,000 pounds).

Key features offered by PlusProtect include high performance AEB, expanded-coverage lane departure warning, traffic jam assist, predictive fuel optimization, self-calibrated sensors, and over-the-air updates. Additional options include GSR-compliant features and an event data recorder that can provide a recording of a vehicle’s operational data immediately before, and after, a safety-critical event.

The more advanced features offered in PlusProtect utilize cameras and radars to detect objects more than approximately 650 feet (200 meters) ahead. This capability ensures PlusProtect has full situational awareness, allowing it to understand where the vehicle is located and what objects are both in its own lane and nearby lanes.

PlusProtect’s technology similarly works to reduce false positives and can handle AEB on curved roads. When paired with Plus’s proprietary AI-based autonomous driving software and perception technology, it provides the vehicle with a more accurate view of its surroundings. It is also able to predict the movement of surrounding vehicles and obstacles, assisting the driver by reacting quickly and automatically to mitigate potential forward collisions.

Built on a flexible architecture, PlusProtect is adaptable to different sensor configurations and handles variations in platform, such as U.S. and Europe truck designs as well as left- and right-hand driving. Its long range cameras, for example, continuously auto-calibrate – offering cost-effective and accurate depth at extended ranges. Plus confirmed that the technology is already being deployed across the U.S., and in Europe, as well as Australia.