IVECO and Plus announced with dm-drogerie markt and DSV, the launch of an automated trucking pilot in Germany which will start in the first half of 2024. An IVECO heavy duty truck integrated with Plus's AI-based, driver-supervised highly automated driving software will operate on a DSV route to transport dm- drogerie markt products in Germany's Baden-Wurttemberg-Hessen region. Piloting with a logistics carrier on a bustling commercial freight route is a key enabler for the large-scale deployment of automated trucks in the coming years.

The program serves to demonstrate that automated driving technology can already be used to enhance freight transportation and make trucking safer, less stressful, more efficient, and more sustainable. Customer deployments have already shown that Plus's driver-in solution, PlusDrive, can help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for fleets and improve driver job satisfaction.