Transport Topics Magazine
Einride, a Swedish technology startup that plans to begin moving cargo in that country later this year with unmanned, all-electric vehicles, recently showcased its vision for freight transportation to industry researchers in the United States.
Einride’s battery-electric “T-pod,” hailed by the company as an entirely new vehicle type, has no cab or driver’s seat and roughly resembles an autonomous pup trailer.
In lieu of the traditional driver, back-office workers will remotely monitor and, when needed, remotely control the self-driving T-pod.
The vehicle was on display in the exhibit hall at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting, held here Jan. 7-11.
“I think the industry will look radically different in 10 to 15 years,” Einride CEO Robert Falck said in an interview with Transport Topics.
By combining autonomous operation with electric propulsion, the T-pod can provide emission-free transportation at a cost that’s competitive with conventional diesel trucks, Falck said... To Continue Reading, CLICK HERE