“A driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road.”

Driverless trucks a thing in Sweden

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Fri, May 17th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Reuters, driverless trucks are now doing deliveries on Sweden's public roads, a world's first.

Freight operators are under pressure to reduce delivery times, cut emissions and face a growing shortage of drivers.

Schenker picked Einride over established truckmakers as the T-Pod straddles the two biggest sector transformations: digitization and electrification, CEO Jochen Thewes said.

“We believe that Einride is the best concept out there for now,” he said.

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