Another day, another self-driving truck is ready to hit the road!
Einride plans to deploy a fleet of 200 T-Pods on the route between Gothenburg and Helsingborg, ferrying up to 15 cargo pallets. On highways, it will be driverless, but on small roads a human will get control of the wheel, although it will be done via remote connection.
The Einride T-Pod is capable of traveling up to 124 miles on a single charge and is powered by Nvidia’s DRIVE AI platform for path planning and environment sensing.
In the company’s own words, the T-Pod’s mission is “to be a major contributor to a sustainable society by lowering the carbon dioxide emissions of the transport industry.”
It does have a good chance to accomplish just that because in just two years of existence, the company managed to unveil the T-Pod. By 2020, Einride wants to deploy 200 driverless trucks and ferry 2 million pallets/year. It says that, by doing this, it will reduce 33,000 tons of CO2.