Einride, a Swedish freight forwarder, has begun a trial delivery of an actual freight-carrying truck, T-Pod, in Jönköping län, Sweden.
The TIPPOT is a fully autonomous drive truck that runs on electricity alone. The bold design, which even omits the driver’s seat, has been designed and, in the event of a case, the operator is fully remotely controlled via the 5G network.
The pilot team will work with DB Schenker, a local logistics company, to make the trip to the cargo terminal several times a day, 300 meters from the warehouse. This is the first time a road has been allowed to be driven by a completely unmanned truck.
The TIPPOT can travel at 85 km / h and the continuous mileage is 200 km. However, as it was the test that allowed the track to run automatically, the Swedish transport authorities instructed them to travel at a speed of 5 km / h during the test.
Robert Falck, CEO of Ein Ride, said that transportation companies are planning to apply for autonomous driving technology first, but they are planning to apply for a road license in the US in 2020. “He said.
He also said that the autonomous driving center is the United States, and that it will also form a completely autonomous driving car market. Ein Ride is also developing T-Log, a timber-carrying version of TIPP. For more information, please click here .