Einride: The intelligent movement of goods

Einride intelligent goods movement

Einride transforming the transportation industry

Einride is a Swedish autonomous transportation company. It specializes in the fully autonomous movement of goods. In 2017, it unveiled the first vehicle T-pod and in the subsequent year, it introduced the T-log. Both these vehicles are autonomous and can be remotely controlled. In 2018, DB Schenker put the Einride T-pod into commercial operations. So, the intelligent goods movement is really happening now.

T-log sideview
T-log side view

Einride wants to transform the transportation industry with the use of Big data and cutting-edge technology. The use of artificial intelligence increases the efficiency and more intelligent movement of goods is possible. All the vehicles by Einride are emission-free, cost-effective and sustainable.

Furthermore, in the transportation industry, the overhead cost is getting higher. As these pods will not have drivers, the cost will reduce drastically. In addition, the fleet of the pods will work day and night; increasing the efficiency of the fleet.

Einride intelligent goods movement

Einride is a data-driven company. It is keen on working with forward-looking transporters who want to add sustainability. Einride solution is basically a fleet of fully autonomous all-electric vehicles. These vehicles have an intelligent routing software.

The software integrates all the customer data, delivery time, energy consumption, traffic data, and battery life. The integration provides the most efficient transportation of goods from the source to destination. Hence, the transportation companies are very keen on the success of Einride intelligent goods movement as it will reduce the transportation cost drastically and add efficiency in terms of timely deliveries.

The T-pod

The T pod is a transportation truck designed by Einride. The T-pod has no cabin as there is no driver. The truck is specifically designed for electric propulsion and is fully autonomous.  This truck has no driver but the emergency situation can be controlled by a remote operator. The T-pod uses the NVIDIA Drive platform.

The T-pod

The loading capacity of the T-pod is higher when you compare it to the same size traditional truck. Besides, there is no driver cabin. The all-electric truck is eco-friendly with no noise. So, this solution is greener than the traditional diesel trucks.

The T-pod is fully aware of its surroundings. The radar, lidar, and cameras scan surroundings in 3600. Hence, there are no dead angles and no blind spots. The T-pod is aware of its surroundings as well as of the fellow road users. It can also predict the possibility of any emergency arising in the surrounding.

Furthermore, The loading capacity of the T-pod is 15 euro pallets. It has a top speed of 85km/h. On a single charge, it can cover a distance of 200km. The battery capacity is 200kWh. The total weight of the T-pod is 26 tons when fully loaded.

The T-log

The sole purpose of T-log is to carry logs from the forest. Its design is same as the T-pod except that it is wide open to carry logs. The T-log has the ability to withstand more rigorous and challenging environments. The battery pack is 300kWh. It can carry 16 tons of load on the forest roads. The top speed is 85kmph and on a single charge, it can go 200kms.

The T-log

In conclusion, Einride is making strides in the traditional transportation industry. We are very sure the Autonomous, intelligent goods transport is the future of transportation.

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