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All Electric Remote Control Trucks: Can the Concept Work? / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / July 10, 2017

Einride, a startup based in Sweden, has this week released a full-scale prototype of its T-pod.

The T-pod is an all-electric truck that can be operated by remote.


Please consider Einride’s Full Prototype T-Tod.

The T-pod is a driverless, fully electric truck with a range of 200km and is designed to replace smaller medium-duty trucks on short trips.

But where the Einride T-pod differs from other autonomous electric trucks is that it can be driven by remote control. The deal is that the T-pods will travel autonomously on highways, then when they enter cities and towns, a ‘driver’ will take over by remote control and guide the T-pod to its final destination. Obviously, the T-pods are monitored when traveling autonomously and the driver can take over should the need arise.

The T-pods are seven metres long and because they have no cabin, and not even any seats, they can carry up to 15 pallets and have a total weight of 20 tonnes.

The company’s goal is to have a fleet of 200 T-pods running in Sweden by 2020, with plans to test its first route between the Swedish cities of Gothenburg and Helsingborg late this year.


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