Plus launches AI automotive safety system

  • May 29, 2024
  • William Payne

Plus has launched AI-based software for automotive safety applications such as automatic collision mitigation.

PlusProtect allows Tier 1 automotive suppliers and vehicle manufacturers to offer enhanced safety features in their safety systems. These features address the performance requirements for automatic emergency braking (AEB) on all passenger vehicles and light trucks by September 2029.

AEB is also expected to be mandated in heavy vehicles (gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds).

Features offered by PlusProtect include high performance AEB, expanded-coverage lane departure warning, traffic jam assist, predictive fuel optimisation, self-calibrated sensors, and over-the-air updates.

Additional options include GSR-compliant features and an easily-extracted event data recorder that can provide a recording of a vehicle’s operational data immediately preceding and following a safety critical event.

The advanced features in PlusProtect are made possible by using cameras and radars to see objects more than approximately 650 feet (200 metres) ahead. PlusProtect has situational awareness to understand where the vehicle is located and what objects are in its own lane as well as nearby lanes.

PlusProtect technology helps to reduce false positives and can also handle AEB on curved roads.

The company says that combined with Plus’s proprietary AI-based autonomous driving software and perception technology, the vehicle has an accurate view of the world around it. It is also able to predict the movement of surrounding vehicles and obstacles and assist the driver by reacting quickly and automatically in order to help mitigate potential forward collisions.

“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. 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,” said Shawn Kerrigan, COO and Co-Founder at Plus.