Einride Pod becomes first to set a record for an autonomous electric freight vehicle at the Top Gear track

2020.10.15

Surrey, United Kingdom - Today, Swedish autonomous and electric freight technology leader Einride made history with its groundbreaking Pod, becoming the first vehicle of its kind to complete a lap and set a record for the Top Gear track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, United Kingdom. This achievement comes on the heels of the debut of the next generation Pod, which was unveiled last week and will be made commercially available worldwide, with highway-capable models being delivered to partners by 2023.

The Pod is the first autonomous, electric heavy transport vehicle to record a lap at this track. The full Top Gear circuit was used for the demonstration, including such famous corners as Chicago, Hammerhead, follow-through, and Gambon. The track is famously featured on BBC’s popular Top Gear show, and has hosted laps of some of the fastest vehicles in the world.

“With the launch of our next-generation Pod, we set our sights higher than ever to deliver Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) to the world sooner than many believed to be possible. This record-setting demonstration is our way of showing the world that we are ready to scale this technology, commercially and in terms of capability,” said Falck.

At a top speed of over 80 km/h on the track showcasing the ability of this groundbreaking vehicle to be operated at the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) speed limit for the European Union. This capability will be crucial for AET 4 autonomous operation when it is delivered to customers internationally in the coming years.

“This is a major milestone and shows how far this technology has evolved through the diligent work of the Einride team. This showcase gives us the confidence to start to expand and deploy this technology in a new context. It is our way of displaying our AET 4 - Highway solution in practice, for which we have already started development and are excited to deliver to customers by 2023,” said Pär Degerman, CTO of Einride.

Continuing its record-setting tour in the U.K., the Pod will also complete a run at the Goodwood circuit in Chichester, England for the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, again becoming the first vehicle of its kind to do so.

“Operating an autonomous and electric transport vehicle at this type of speed and in these conditions is a major achievement, and one that shows our technology is prepared to meet a wide range of typical freight operating conditions. Our team has been dedicated to making this possible for months, and we are proud of everyone involved for their hard work,” said Robert Falck, CEO of Einride.

For more information, visit einride.tech/press.

Get in touch

Please provide your email above and we will contact you shortly

Press releases

2021.06.22
Co-founder of Klarna, Niklas Adalberth, joins Board of Directors at Einride
View →
2021.06.15
Einride and Ahlsell begin collaboration for electrification and automation of transport
View →
2021.05.06
Einride raises $110 million Series B to accelerate the future of freight mobility
View →
2021.03.16
SKF and Einride enter into partnership for testing autonomous and electric transport
View →
2021.02.22
Einride and Electrolux enter innovation partnership to electrify transports
View →
2021.02.16
Einride and Lidl roll out intelligent and sustainable transport
View →
2021.01.19
Einride recruits from Uber, Volvo Car Mobility and DHL
View →
2020.12.03
Einride next-generation Pods powered by NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Orin for high-speed autonomous operations
View →
2020.11.12
Einride strengthens logistics expertise with transportation industry research veteran
View →
2020.10.30
Oatly reduces carbon footprint by 87% on selected routes in first month with Einride electric trucks and freight mobility platform
View →
2020.10.20
Polarrenen drives transition to sustainable transport by becoming Einride financing partner
View →
2020.10.15
Einride Pod becomes first to set a record for an autonomous electric freight vehicle at the Top Gear track
View →
2020.10.08
Einride launches next-generation Pod, makes autonomous electric transport commercially available worldwide
View →
2020.10.02
Einride Emerges as Leader in Autonomous Freight, Generating Revenue and Announcing New Investment from impact fund Norrsken VC
View →
2020.09.04
Tech industry growth expert joins Einride as Chief Operations Officer to propel customer deliveries
View →
2020.09.04
Einride COO transitions to new role as U.S. General Manager to spur global expansion
View →
2020.07.07
Erikssons Åkeri in Tomelilla offering electric transport with Einride
View →
2020.06.03
Einride Launches Intelligent Freight Mobility Platform, Makes Sustainable Transport Attainable Today
View →
2020.05.14
Einride partners with Oatly to electrify transport in Sweden
View →
2020.04.22
Switching to sustainable freight: Lidl and Einride to electrify transport in Sweden
View →
2020.04.07
Einride showcases one operator, multiple vehicle capability at a customer site
View →
2020.02.14
Einride launches a beta version of the freight mobility platform for shippers
View →
2020.01.28
Google veteran joins Einride as Chief Commercial Officer to accelerate commercialization
View →
2019.12.06
Coca-Cola European Partners teams up with Einride for sustainable transport
View →
2019.10.10
Einride raises $25 million series A to accelerate commercialization of its Autonomous, Electric Transport System
View →
2019.10.03
Port of Helsingborg signs Innovation Partnership with Einride
View →
2019.10.03
Einride recruits marketing director from Klarna
View →
2019.08.22
Anders Böös new Chairman of Einride’s Board of Directors
View →
2019.06.05
Michelin Group to implement sustainable transport system from Einride
View →
2019.05.16
World premiere: First cab-less and autonomous, fully electric truck in commercial operations on public road
View →
2019.05.08
World Premiere: Einride and DB Schenker to inaugurate first cab-less and autonomous, fully electric truck on public road
View →
2019.05.08
Einride and innovative Swedish logistics company collaborates around sustainable transport
View →
2019.04.26
Former Head of Daimler Trucks Asia will join Einride’s board of directors
View →
2019.02.25
Einride showcases new teleoperation solution at Mobile World Congress
View →
2019.02.14
Einride is teaming up with Ericsson to demonstrate the future of transport at the world’s largest mobile event
View →
2018.12.18
Einride partners with Dubai RTA to bring autonomous, sustainable road freight to the UAE
View →
2018.12.10
Einride select DeepMap’s HD mapping technology for autonomous vehicle fleet
View →
2018.11.07
Einride, Ericsson and Telia partners on 5G to bring autonomous, all-electric vehicles to the market
View →
2018.11.06
DB Schenker and Einride launch first commercial installation of an Einride pod
View →
2018.07.12
All-electric, autonomous logging truck revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed
View →
2018.04.18
The world’s first self-driving truck on public roads — to be introduced in Sweden
View →
2017.10.25
Einride, a Swedish self-driving transportation startup, partners with Lidl to reduce emissions by 100 percent
View →
2017.07.05
The transport vehicle of the future; introducing the Einride pod
View →
2017.04.05
Einride to change the future of transport with world’s first sustainable self-driving pod
View →
Luntmakargatan 18
111 37 Stockholm
Sweden
Contact →
Anders Carlssons gata 12B
417 55 Gothenburg
Sweden
Contact →
Nordic Innovation House
470 Ramona St Palo Alto, CA 94301
USA
Contact →

Privacy Policy