Autonomous trucks hit mass market in global launch

8th October 2020
Lanna Cooper

Swedish freight mobility leader, Einride is launching a range of Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles, the next generation of its electric and self-driving ‘Pod’. Available on the global market for the first time, businesses worldwide will be able to take advantage of this new smart technology and begin shipping sustainably and intelligently as early as next year.

This series of Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles, ranging from AET 1 to AET 4, has been uniquely designed and developed for SAE level 4 self-driving and will enable businesses to reduce transport costs by up to 60% and CO2 emissions by a staggering 90%.

The AET’s unique architecture and intelligent routing software allows for safe operations without a driver, with additional proprietary remote operations technology to enable scaling of operators per vehicle. 

Available for pre-order, AET 1 and 2 are suitable for closed fenced facilities, harbours and public roads with the AET 3 and 4, available from 2023, boasting high speed functionality suited to long distance highways and larger warehouses.

Einride Founder, Robert Falck commended: “We can already see a strong traction from the market to start using autonomous and electric transport. The benefits are clear and we want to be the player in the market that can help our customers to make the transition to a better future of transport happen.”

Making Earth a better place through intelligent movement

Eliminating diesel with electricity and emitting no greenhouse gases or toxic nitrogen oxides, the Pod is an environmentally and health friendly alternative to diesel powered trucks. Equipped with cameras, lidars and radars, it has 360° awareness of its surroundings, removing the need for a driver and resulting in no blind spots, no dead angles.

With this technology, the Pods can operate independently, do not require platooning and are able to pull into and connect to charging stations along the routes on their own.

Revolutionary transport thinking 

Launched in 2016, Einride’s vision was born out of a problem to revolutionise the road transportation industry that consumes over five thousand barrels of oil and releases more than 7% of the world's energy related CO2 emissions annually. By designing and developing intelligent technologies for movement, Einride created a new type of infrastructure that has changed the way the world transport goods forever.

Remotely controlled by drivers, Einride electric trucks (notable for the lack of a driver’s cab) have become the solution of a cost effective freight transport system, with zero emissions, zero waste and zero traffic deaths. 

Record setting showcase

To celebrate the global launch, Einride’s Founder, Robert Falck, will host an exclusive live virtual reveal of its AET fright technology on 8th October 2020, 16:00 - 16:45. Followed by an open conversation with Robert Falck to discuss the launch and the future of freight in more detail.

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