Einride takes its trucks autonomous
Transport group DB Schenker is claiming a world-first with the deployment of start-up Einride’s fully electric, cab-less, autonomous T-Pod truck in Jönköping, Sweden. The vehicle is being used to transport goods on a public road between a DB Schenker warehouse and terminal following approval from the Swedish authorities.
Einride claims the T-Pod can reduce road freight operating costs by as much as 60% over a standard diesel truck with a driver. The company also says that it has the potential to cut CO2 emissions from road freight transport by up to 90%.
“Autonomous trucks will become increasingly important for the logistics sector,” says Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker. “Together with Einride, we have now introduced autonomous, fully electric trucks to a continuous flow on a public road – a milestone in the transition to the transport system of tomorrow.”