Plus Open Autonomy Platform

What is the Plus Open Autonomy Platform?

The Plus Open Autonomy Platform was designed to be the autonomous vehicle industry’s first open autonomy software system, enabling autonomous driving capabilities on any hardware platform and vehicle manufacturer. It is the brain that connects all systems needed to enable autonomous driving capabilities – from the sensor suite that is seeing the world, to the computing platform that quickly processes all the data, to the actuation systems that control steering, braking, and the engine of the vehicle. 

We focus on autonomous driving software while enabling our customers in the automotive ecosystem to configure the Plus Open Autonomy Platform to create highly competitive and scalable products at the right performance-to-cost ratio for their needs through our ready-to-go reference designs and software licenses.

Proven. Modular.
Ready out-of-the-box.

The Plus Open Autonomy Platform Our modular software architecture supports all levels of autonomy, adapts to specific needs, and is optimized for cost-to-performance ratio.

Offboard Modules

Data processing and visualization

Visualize and search for data and events collected in vehicle; create offline reports; analytics dashboards on performance and safety

Automated labeling infrastructure

Platform and tools to support labeling with minimal human intervention

Diagnostic tools

Offline tools to debug AV software bugs and performance issues

AI model optimization

Capability to optimize model deployment on resource constrained automotive grade ECUs

Map building and updates

Scalable software tools and infrastructure to build custom HD maps and update custom and commercially available HD maps

AV Functional Modules


Convert raw sensor data from radar, lidar, and cameras into actionable intelligence for other AV modules like prediction and planning

Localization and mapping

Mapping refers to building and updating maps to aid in navigation, perception, planning, and localization. Localization is the process of estimating the location of the AV on a given map

Event mining

Online software responsible for identifying sensor data containing interesting events to learn from and improve vehicle response to those events in subsequent software releases

Motion planning/drive policy

Module responsible for converting perception inputs into high-level vehicle behavior and motion decisions

Operational Design Domain Management

Decide whether the AV is operating within its operating domain (factors include geographic location, weather, road geometry, and vehicle state)

Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Communicate upcoming AV software situational awareness, decisions and actions to the human driver using visual and audible alerts


Convert planning decisions into controls commands for steering, brake and throttle

Targetless sensor calibration

Calibrate all sensors using data from natural driving which can be as part of regular operations. No special calibration targets are needed

Vehicle Integration Modules

Sensor management and interface

Turnkey integration support with widely used sensors in the market (radars, cameras, lidars)

Vehicle drive-by-wire interface

Compatible with any vehicle platform

Over-the-air updates

Provide feature and software updates over-the-air

Event data recorder

Record important events such as driver takeover or other interesting data, details of which is highly customizable


Our OS can be built on top of Linux as well as real-time operating systems such as QNX

How to engage with Plus?

The Plus Open Autonomy Platform is designed to meet specific needs of our customers. Our open platform enables customers to quickly achieve advanced L2++ functionality on their vehicles, while retaining ultimate control over their autonomy solutions.

Plus can usually deploy the L2++ solution for customer’s vehicle via a proof of concept program within 12 weeks. Customer may then choose from a full range of engagement models with varying levels of internal vs external support for production model releases.

Proof of Concept Adaptation

Customer gets a turnkey solution

  • Plus offers an out-of-the-box scalable and cost-effective solution

  • Plus collaborates with customer to adapt the solution to customer’s specific vehicle

Production releases

Customer chooses from 4 engagement options

1. Plus delivers a turnkey L2++ solution customized for customer’s requirements

2. Customer configures on a module-by-module basis; Plus supports configuration

3. Customer implements and plugs in own modules; Plus supports implementation

4. Customer integrates vertically full software stack; Plus supports development

Illustration of autonomous car on highway showing route and object detection

Technology for an autonomous future is
all about safety.

Learn more about how our safety methodology is incorporated throughout the design of Plus Open Autonomy Platform.

Our Safety Methodology