A driverless electric truck has started delivering freight daily along a public road in Sweden, an achievement described as a world first by vehicle developer Einride and logistics client DB Schenker.
Einride CEO Robert Falck said, “This public road permit is a major milestone ... and it is a step to commercializing autonomous technology on roads.”
The developer plans to have 200 vehicles dispatched by the end of next year.
The T-Pod employs an Nvidia Drive platform for real-time visual data processing; a remote operator can coordinate and operate up to 10 T-Pods simultaneously.
The vehicle has permission to make short trips between a warehouse and terminal on a public road in an industrial area in Jonkoping, at a top speed of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) an hour.
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