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Michelin Group to to deploy an autonomous, electric transport system (AET) from Einride

Michelin has decided to deploy an autonomous, electric transport system (AET) from Einride. Commercial operations will commence in 2020, initially with the deployment of Einride’s T-pod – an autonomous, electric truck – at Michelin sites in France.

Einride’s solution is based on autonomous, all-electric vehicles, coordinated by an intelligent “operative system” for road freight transport. The partnership between the companies will begin with the commercial deployment of Einride’s solution at its Michelin’s facilities in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2020.

The roll-out, which includes digitalizing selected transport flows on Einride’s platform, will happen in two major phases:

– Inside fenced area: Transporting goods at one of Michelin’s facilities in Clermont-Ferrand

– On public road: Transporting goods between different Michelin sites in the city

Road freight transport is responsible for around 7 percent of global CO2 emissions as sustainable mobility is a key goal to the Michelin Group, a global tire and mobility services player, the company has taken this step.

The new initiative was initiated by the Michelin Group’s Supply Chain Department as is part of the Michelin Group’s action for more innovative and sustainable goods mobility.

Source: Press Release

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