The Swedish company Einride launched the next generation of its innovative self-driving electric trucks, with new features and prices, making them commercially available on a global scale for the first time. The company, which was the first in the world to drive a fully autonomous and electric heavy transport vehicle on a public road (I told you about it last March in this post), began its journey in 2017 and three years later is already shaping the future of freight mobility.
The new vehicle of einride features a refined design, which makes it more aerodynamic and functional, but also optimizes it for large-scale production and marketing. The driver compartment and the pod are also missing here of the Swedish company it is completely autonomous. The vehicle, however, also has different levels of automation to respect the latest trends in remote driving. From purely assistive (level 0) to fully autonomous (level 5).
Levels 1 to 4 are already available for pre-order based on individual needs.
Einride self-driving electric trucks - the future is versatile
"The pod is a completely new vehicle and therefore does not fit existing standards, not even for cutting-edge technologies such as range," comments Pär degerman, CTO of einride. '”We created the use-case-based AET classification system for a driverless electric freight vehicle. with this approach, we are able to develop and scale our capabilities in the most common and appropriate use cases for freight transport. The ultimate goal is to automate as much of the transport network as possible ”.
New faces in the Einride house
The iconic shape of the pod has been refined even further, and now it has the flavor of the future. The rounded edges and sinuous lines give it a more aerodynamic shape for improved performance, but do not hamper the carrying capacity. One of the most characteristic aspects of these self-driving electric trucks is related to the lights. High-performance lighting is integrated into the front of the pod, and in the rear it extends the full height of the load compartment. Maximum visibility for other road users and improved safety.