Autonomous e-truck in service in Sweden
DB Schenker and Einride have begun to use a fully electric, autonomous truck – known as the T-pod - on a DB Schenker site in Jönköping (Sweden).
It is the first commercial deployment for such a vehicle. From now on, the T-pod will run 100% autonomously to/from a warehouse. The T-pod will also receive permission to run without a driver on Sweden’s public roads before the end of the year.
The cabless T-pod, developed by the Swedish company Einride, can be supervised and tele-operated from hundreds of miles away. The vehicle is powered solely by batteries. (ben)