Sweden – Start-up Einride wants to transform urban and long-haul freight with a series of eco-conscious driverless trucks.
The Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles – also known as Pods – are said to be the first fully electric, totally autonomous transport vehicles to operate on public roads. With four models ranging from small city truck to haulage lorry, each boasts cameras and radar technology to provide 360-degree remote monitoring at all times.
With a focus on cutting costs and environmental footprints for companies, Einride's AETs aim to reduce carbon emissions by 90% in comparison with diesel trucks. It's also transparent with its pricing, stating that Pods can cut fuel costs for companies by 70%. 'The Pod is just one piece of a much larger transport system that we are developing to make the transition to sustainable freight,’ clarifies Robert Falck, co-founder of Einride.
While we have recently explored mobility innovations in urban settings, Einride is thinking bigger, wanting to overhaul and future-proof long-haul transport systems.