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Navistar Makes Strides Toward Autonomous Technology for Hub-to-Hub Transport

LISLE, Ill., March 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is making progress in autonomous driving technology in preparation for the launch of an autonomous commercial pilot program with customers. As a member of the TRATON Group, Navistar is involved in a new partnership with Plus to integrate its Level 4 autonomous SuperDrive™ technology stack into International® vehicles and other branded vehicles within the TRATON Group. 

Navistar recognizes that the high volume and scalability of hub-to-hub operations presents an immediate addressable market of 25 billion miles of long-distance freight on the U.S. interstate system. The company has strategically selected hub-to-hub operations as the company's core segment for commercial viability of autonomous implementation. International trucks equipped with SuperDrive™ by Plus are being validated with a safety driver on routes in Texas. Customer pilots are expected within the year, with commercial deployments expanding incrementally along strategic U.S. corridors.

"There is a strong business case for autonomous technology in the hub-to-hub distribution model, specifically in long-haul transportation where there's a compelling opportunity to increase operational efficiencies," said Tobias Glitterstam, chief Strategy and Transformation officer, Navistar. "Global partnership with a company like Plus allows us to leverage the technical strides they have made as we work together to focus on the commercial viability of Level 4 autonomous driving."

Navistar's autonomous commercial pilot program is focused on integrated autonomous solutions. Fully developed and supported by Navistar, the autonomous technology solutions will be seamlessly integrated into customer operations, tailored to fit unique customer requirements.

"Our autonomous commercial pilot program is intended to be a safe, reliable option for customers to explore the deployment and integration of autonomous vehicles into their operations," said Chet Ciesielski, vice president, On-Highway Business, Navistar. "As always, we are committed to being a trusted partner as we seek to develop solutions for autonomous driving technology that increase our customers' operating efficiencies, improve road safety, and alleviate strains in the supply chain."

The Plus Level 4 autonomous driving system SuperDrive™ is integrated into International trucks, providing solutions for maintenance, telematics, safety, and reliability.

"We are excited to partner with Navistar to build the next generation of transportation solutions enabled by our industry-leading autonomy technology," added Shawn Kerrigan, COO and Co-founder of Plus. "By leveraging our experience deploying our highly modular and flexible autonomous driving software across the U.S., we can help accelerate the commercialization of autonomous trucks that can easily be integrated into customer operations."

About Navistar
Navistar, Inc. ("Navistar") is a commercial transportation solutions provider with a vision to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility. Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar and its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® commercial trucks and powertrains, IC Bus® school and commercial buses, OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, Fleetrite® aftermarket parts, and captive financing through Navistar Financial. With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has nearly 15,000 employees worldwide and is a subsidiary of TRATON SE, the parent and holding company of the TRATON GROUP and one of the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. Learn more at 

About Plus

Plus is a global provider of autonomous driving technology with headquarters in Silicon Valley, California and operations in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Named by Forbes as one of America's Best Startup Employers and by Fast Company as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, Plus's open autonomy technology platform is already powering vehicles in commercial use today. Partnered with Bosch, dm-drogerie markt, DSV, IVECO, Luminar, Nikola, Scania / MAN / Navistar of the TRATON Group, Transurban and other global partners, Plus is working to make driving safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable. For more information, visit



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