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Hyundai, Plus automate Class 8 fuel cell truck – Truck News

Hyundai announced it is working with autonomous trucking technology company Plus to develop North America’s first SAE Level 4 autonomous fuel-cell-electric truck.

Hyundai’s Xcient hydrogen fuel cell vehicle serves as the truck to be equipped with Plus autonomous driving software.

Hyundai Xcient
(Photo: James Menzies)

The autonomous fuel cell truck is already undergoing initial driving assessments in the U.S., the companies announced.

“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, executive vice-president 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.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Hyundai Motor Company on this important initiative to create more sustainable and safe transportation options. 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,” added Shawn Kerrigan, COO and co-founder at Plus.


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