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Einride drives its cab-less, electric truck on a public road

Einride recently drove its cab-less, electric truck T-pod on a public road. The world premiere and inaugural run took place at DB Schenker’s facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The T-pod will transport goods between a warehouse and terminal at the facility, as part of commercial flow.

In November 2018, the Swedish startup Einride and leading logistics firm DB Schenker initiated the first installation of an autonomous, all-electric truck or “T-pod” at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. According to the company, it was the first commercial installation of its kind in the world.

Recently the Swedish Transport Agency concluded that the T-pod is able to operate in accordance with Swedish traffic regulations. Thereafter, the agency approved Einride’s application to expand the pilot to a public road. The permit applies to a public road within an industrial area – between a warehouse and a terminal.

Einride and DB Schenker entered into a commercial agreement in April 2018 that includes the pilot in Jönköping and an option for additional pilots internationally.

Source: Press Release

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