The advantages of using autonomous transport are evident: transportation becomes more reliable, and large investments are quickly compensated by savings on drivers. In addition to economic efficiency, the ecological aspect is also rather important: because trucks use electric engines, they are safe for the environment. With this development, savvy entrepreneurship goes hand in hand with caring for the environment.
T-pod does not have a driver’s seat or controls, and its movement is enabled thanks to multiple cameras, radars and LIDAR. Nvidia Drive — a computing system featuring artificial intelligence algorithms — also plays an important role. In emergencies, control can be handed over to a remote operator.
One full battery charge is enough for 200 km, and the truck can reach a speed of 85 km/h. You might encounter a T-pod on the streets of Sweden today: the truck makes its rounds between a warehouse and a terminal. Einride has entered into numerous agreements with other companies, so we can expect the number of operating trucks to reach 200 in 2020.