Hyundai, Plus demonstrate Level 4 autonomous electric truck at ACT Expo

Hyundai, Plus demonstrate Level 4 autonomous electric truck at ACT Expo

Hyundai Motor's XCIENT Fuel Cell truck, equipped with Plus SuperDrive Level 4 autonomous driving technology, was on display at the event.

Hyundai Motor and Plus unveiled a Level 4 autonomous Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric truck for the U.S. at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. A result of the collaboration between Hyundai Motor and Plus, Hyundai Motor’s XCIENT Fuel Cell truck, equipped with Plus SuperDrive Level 4 autonomous driving technology, was on display at the Plus ACT Expo booth (#2044).

The Level 4 autonomous XCIENT Fuel Cell truck is currently undergoing initial autonomous driving assessments in the U.S. The companies said the collaboration seeks to show that autonomous hydrogen fuel cell trucks can help make trucking safer, more efficient and more sustainable.

“We are excited to showcase our collaboration with Plus to test Level 4 autonomous driving technology with our Class 8 XCIENT Fuel Cell truck,” Martin Zeilinger, executive VP and head of commercial vehicle development at Hyundai, said. “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.”

First introduced in 2020, Hyundai Motor’s XCIENT Fuel Cell truck has conducted commercial operations in eight countries worldwide.

At last year’s ACT Expo, Hyundai introduced XCIENT Fuel Cell tractor, the commercialized Class 8 6×4 fuel cell electric model, powered by two 90kW hydrogen fuel cell systems and a 350kW e-motor, providing a driving range of over 450 miles per charge even when fully loaded.

Plus’s SuperDrive solution is being deployed across the U.S., Europe and Australia. Hyundai said that the system uses a combination of sensors, including LiDAR, radar and cameras, to provide surround perception, planning, prediction and self-driving capabilities.

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