Future of Freight: Einride launches next generation of its driverless electric vehicles on the global market

Swedish freight mobility leader, Einride, launches a range of Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles, the next generation of its electric and self-driving ‘Pod’. Available on the global market for the first time, businesses worldwide will be able to take advantage of this groundbreaking new smart technology and begin shipping sustainably and intelligently as early as next year.

This series of Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles, ranging from AET 1 to AET 4, has been uniquely designed and developed for SAE level 4 self-driving and will enable businesses to reduce transport costs by up to 60% and CO2 emissions by a staggering 90%.

The AET’s unique architecture and intelligent routing software allows for safe operations without a driver, with additional proprietary remote operations technology to enable scaling of operators per vehicle.

Available for pre-order, AET 1 and 2 are suitable for closed fenced facilities, harbours and public roads with the AET 3 and 4, available from 2022-2023, boasting high speed functionality suited to long-distance highways and larger warehouses.

Einride CEO and founder, Robert Falck commended:

“We can already see a strong traction from the market to start using autonomous and electric transport. The benefits are clear and we want to be the player in the market that can help our customers to make the transition to a better future of transport happen.”

Making Earth a Better Place Through Intelligent Movement 

Eliminating diesel with electricity and emitting no greenhouse gases or toxic nitrogen oxides, the Pod is an environmentally and health friendly alternative to diesel powered trucks.

Equipped with cameras, lidars and radars, it has 360-degree awareness of its surroundings, removing the need for a driver and resulting in no blind spots, no dead angles.

With this technology, the Pods can operate independently, do not require platooning and are able to pull into and connect to charging stations along the routes on their own.

Revolutionary Transport Thinking 

Launched in 2016, Einride’s vision was born out of a problem to revolutionise the road transportation industry that consumes over 11 million barrels of oil per day and releases more than 7% of the world’s energy related CO2 emissions annually. By designing and developing intelligent technologies for movement, Einride created a new type of infrastructure that has changed the way the world transport goods forever. Remotely controlled by drivers, Einride electric trucks (notable for the lack of a driver’s cab) have become the solution of a cost effective freight transport system, with zero emissions, zero waste and zero traffic deaths.

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Einrides Product Specifications

AET 1

Speed

Configuration

GVW

Capacity

Payload

Range

Automated Charging

Operating Domain

Remote Operations

Autonomous Drive

Tech features

Authorities Approval

Markets

> 30 km/h

Rigid 6×2

26 ton

15 pallets

16 ton

130-180 km

Yes

Inside fence

Yes

Yes

“Inside Fence Range Lidar”

No

Global

AET 2

Speed

Configuration

GVW

Capacity

Payload

Range

Automated Charging

Operating Domain

Remote Operations

Autonomous Drive

Tech features

Authorities Approval

Markets

> 30 km/h

Rigid 6×2

26 ton

15 pallets

16 ton

130-180 km

Yes

Nearby

Yes

Yes

“Nearby Range Lidar”

Yes

Global

AET 3

Speed

Configuration

GVW

Capacity

Payload

Range

Automated Charging

Operating Domain

Remote Operations

Autonomous Drive

Tech features

Authorities Approval

Markets

45 km/h

Rigid 6×2

26 ton

15 pallets

16 ton

130-180 km

Yes

Rural

Yes

Yes

“Rural Range Lidar”

Not needed

Global

AET 4

Speed

Configuration

GVW

Capacity

Payload

Range

Automated Charging

Operating Domain

Remote Operations

Autonomous Drive

Tech features

Authorities Approval

Markets

85 km/h

Rigid 6×2

26 ton

15 pallets

16 ton

130-180 km

Yes

Highway

Yes

Yes

“Highway Range Lidar”

Yes

Global

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