Swedish startup Einride and logistics firm DB Schenker initiated the first installation of an autonomous, all-electric truck or “T-pod” at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The T-pod will transport goods between a warehouse and terminal at the facility, as part of a commercial flow being the first commercial installation of its kind in the world.
The Swedish Transport Agency concluded that the T-pod is able to operate in accordance with Swedish traffic regulations. The agency approved Einride’s application to expand the pilot to a public road.
The permit provided by the transport agency applies to a public road within an industrial area – between a warehouse and a terminal that is valid until December 31, 2020.
Einride and DB Schenker entered into a commercial agreement in April 2018 that includes the pilot in Jönköping and an option for additional pilots internationally.