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. It was the first commercial installation of its kind in the world.
According to Einride news, 15th May was a historic occasion. The first cab-less, electric truck – Einride’s T-pod – drove 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.
An adaptation of the T-pod designed to carry logs, the T-log is capable of SEA level 4 self-driving. It has no driver’s cab, but can be remote-controlled by a human operator when appropriate. No driver’s cab – and no driver – means a smaller vehicle, increased loading capacity, greater flexibility, increased safety, lower operating costs, and optimized energy consumption, allowing the T-log to run solely on batteries.
The Einride T-pod specs:
*Loading capacity of 16 tons
*Range 200 km (124 miles) on one charge
*Top speed 85 km/h (53 miles) (electronically limited)
*Battery capacity 300 kWh
*Size 7.3 x 2.5m (approximately)
*Weight 26 tons fully loaded.
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