Einride
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All-electric, autonomous logging truck revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

2018.07.12

Today, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Swedish tech start-up Einride revealed its latest product: The Einride timber pod, an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. More powerful than the Einride pallet pod – the all-electric, autonomous truck Einride revealed last year – the Einride timber pod incorporates some off-road capabilities and is designed to navigate forest roads.

Robert Falck, CEO of Einride, said: “Einride is constantly pushing the boundaries of autonomous and all-electric vehicles in our ambition to lead the transition to a sustainable transportation system. With the Einride timber pod, we’ve created a vehicle that can withstand the rigours of a demanding environment. It is uncharted territory for us, but also an enormous market for battery-powered AVs.”

No driver enables cost-effective logging transport

Powered by the Nvidia Drive self-driving platform, the Einride timber pod is capable of SEA level 4 self-driving. It has no driver’s cab but can be remote-controlled by a human operator, from hundreds of miles away using Phantom Auto teleoperation safety technology designed to provide robust, minimal latency telecommunications even with 4G. No driver’s cab enables a smaller vehicle, increased loading capacity, greater flexibility, lower production costs, lower operating costs and optimized energy consumption, allowing the Einride timber pod to run solely on batteries, even in difficult environments.

Connected to an intelligent routing software, providing it with real-time traffic data, the Einride timber pod can adjust its route to avoid congestion miles ahead. A fleet of timber pods will be coordinated by an intelligent routing system, optimizing delivery time, battery life and energy consumption, making the transport as efficient as possible.

Robert Falck added: “The driver’s cab is what makes trucks expensive to produce, and having a driver in the cabin is what makes them expensive to operate. Remove the cabin and replace the driver with an operator who can monitor and remote-control several vehicles at once and costs can be reduced significantly. In addition, operating a vehicle from a distance allows for a much better working environment, as has already been demonstrated in industries like mining.”

A safe, healthy and green alternative to diesel

Emitting no greenhouse gases or toxic nitrogen oxides, the Einride timber 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 – no blind spots, no dead angles.

Robert Falck said: “Heavy road transport is responsible for a substantial part of global CO2 emissions. Add to that the tens of thousands of people who die every year from NOx pollution – effectively poisoned by diesel fumes – and you have every reason to look for a more sustainable alternative. The Einride pod eliminates those emissions entirely, by replacing diesel with electricity. Technology has progressed to make it happen. And because it can be done, it must be done.”

Einride hopes to introduce the timber pod to public roads by 2020. The company has already registered interest from several major global companies.

Einride timber pod specifications

Battery capacity: 300 kWh Carrying capacity: 16 ton Distance travelled on one charge: 120 miles Width: 2,552 m Height: 3,563 m Length: 7,338 m

Notes to Editors

About Einride

Part commercial enterprise, part revolutionary movement, Einride is bent on a complete transformation of the transportation industry. By challenging conventional thinking, by utilizing big data and cutting-edge technology — and by inspiring people to take responsibility for the planet and each other — Einride is making the movement of goods more intelligent: emission-free, safe, cost-effective, and ultimately, sustainable.

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Press releases

DateTitle
2022.06.23New Type of Vehicle Developed by Einride Gets NHTSA Approval to Operate on US Public Road
2022.06.09Einride and Oatly Expand Partnership to Electrify Oatly's North American Fleet
2022.05.19Einride Unveils Expanded Product Offerings At First User Conference, Einride Mesh
2022.03.24Einride and A.P. Moller - Maersk partner for largest ever electrification of heavy duty road freight
2022.03.14Einride Unveils World's First Remote Pod Operator of Autonomous, Electric Vehicle Fleet
2022.01.10Einride Brings on Freight Industry Expert to Lead European Team – Robert Ziegler Joins as General Manager, Europe
2021.11.03Einride launches in the US - first to US market with the future of shipping
2021.10.26Einride & GE Appliances announce first U.S. fleet of autonomous and electric trucks
2021.08.12Einride Partners with Bridgestone to Create Cleaner, Safer, Low-Carbon Freight Mobility
2021.06.22Co-founder of Klarna, Niklas Adalberth, joins Board of Directors at Einride
2021.06.15Einride and Ahlsell begin collaboration for electrification and automation of transport
2021.05.06Einride raises $110 million Series B to accelerate the future of freight mobility
2021.03.16SKF and Einride enter into partnership for testing autonomous and electric transport
2021.02.22Einride and Electrolux enter innovation partnership to electrify transports
2021.02.16Einride and Lidl roll out intelligent and sustainable transport
2021.01.19Einride recruits from Uber, Volvo Car Mobility and DHL
2020.12.03Einride next-generation Pods powered by NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Orin for high-speed autonomous operations
2020.11.12Einride strengthens logistics expertise with transportation industry research veteran
2020.10.30Oatly reduces carbon footprint by 87% on selected routes in first month with Einride electric trucks and freight mobility platform
2020.10.20Polarrenen drives transition to sustainable transport by becoming Einride financing partner
2020.10.15Einride Pod becomes first to set a record for an autonomous electric freight vehicle at the Top Gear track
2020.10.08Einride launches next-generation Pod, makes autonomous electric transport commercially available worldwide
2020.10.02Einride Emerges as Leader in Autonomous Freight, Generating Revenue and Announcing New Investment from impact fund Norrsken VC
2020.09.04Tech industry growth expert joins Einride as Chief Operations Officer to propel customer deliveries
2020.09.04Einride COO transitions to new role as U.S. General Manager to spur global expansion
2020.07.07Erikssons Åkeri in Tomelilla offering electric transport with Einride
2020.06.03Einride Launches Intelligent Freight Mobility Platform, Makes Sustainable Transport Attainable Today
2020.05.14Einride partners with Oatly to electrify transport in Sweden
2020.04.22Switching to sustainable freight: Lidl and Einride to electrify transport in Sweden
2020.04.07Einride showcases one operator, multiple vehicle capability at a customer site
2020.02.14Einride launches a beta version of the freight mobility platform for shippers
2020.01.28Google veteran joins Einride as Chief Commercial Officer to accelerate commercialization
2019.12.06Coca-Cola European Partners teams up with Einride for sustainable transport
2019.10.10Einride raises $25 million series A to accelerate commercialization of its Autonomous, Electric Transport System
2019.10.03Port of Helsingborg signs Innovation Partnership with Einride
2019.10.03Einride recruits marketing director from Klarna
2019.08.22Anders Böös new Chairman of Einride’s Board of Directors
2019.06.05Michelin Group to implement sustainable transport system from Einride
2019.05.16World premiere: First cab-less and autonomous, fully electric truck in commercial operations on public road
2019.05.08World Premiere: Einride and DB Schenker to inaugurate first cab-less and autonomous, fully electric truck on public road
2019.05.08Einride and innovative Swedish logistics company collaborates around sustainable transport
2019.04.26Former Head of Daimler Trucks Asia will join Einride’s board of directors
2019.02.25Einride showcases new teleoperation solution at Mobile World Congress
2019.02.14Einride is teaming up with Ericsson to demonstrate the future of transport at the world’s largest mobile event
2018.12.18Einride partners with Dubai RTA to bring autonomous, sustainable road freight to the UAE
2018.12.10Einride select DeepMap’s HD mapping technology for autonomous vehicle fleet
2018.11.07Einride, Ericsson and Telia partners on 5G to bring autonomous, all-electric vehicles to the market
2018.11.06DB Schenker and Einride launch first commercial installation of an Einride pod
2018.07.12All-electric, autonomous logging truck revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed
2018.04.18The world’s first self-driving truck on public roads — to be introduced in Sweden
2017.10.25Einride, a Swedish self-driving transportation startup, partners with Lidl to reduce emissions by 100 percent
2017.04.05Einride to change the future of transport with world’s first sustainable self-driving pod