Danfoss launches software to accelerate autonomous machine development
27 November 2023
Danfoss Power Solutions has announced the launch of its software offering for autonomous off-highway machinery.
The software, designed for in-house engineering teams at original equipment manufacturers and distributors, consists of preprogrammed and pretested software blocks built into Danfoss’ XM100 autonomous controller hardware.
Danfoss says each block covers key areas such as perception, positioning, and navigation. A+ software enables users to add autonomous functionality by integrating the blocks into their machine applications, eliminating the need to develop software from scratch.
The A+ software is offered in two tiers: A+ Essentials and A+ Advanced. Included with a PLUS+1 professional license, A+ Essentials provides basic software tools and blocks to get users started on autonomous machine development.
Whereas, A+ Advanced is a paid solution that provides advanced software blocks and access to future A+ Advanced features and updates.
“Autonomous functionality is improving machine performance and safety and helping relieve labour shortages across a number of industries, particularly specialty agriculture, animal husbandry and airport ground support. The benefits of autonomy are wide-ranging, making it a powerful solution,” said Peter Bleday, head of Autonomy, Danfoss Power Solutions.
“OEMs that adopt autonomous functionality early stand to gain a significant advantage. With our new A+ software, we can help OEMs get to market faster with machines that stand out from the competition.”