STOCKHOLM — Hardly a day goes by at the moment without us hearing about more developments in the field of driverless cars, and it seems as though every major manufacturer is close to perfecting their own model that can drive without input from a human.
However, a Swedish company called Einride has unveiled a prototype driverless vehicle that is addressing self-driving technology from an entirely different angle, and they could well be onto something
The vehicle in question is a windowless, driverless electric truck called the T-Pod, and not a passenger vehicle.
While much of the focus for driverless vehicles has been on passenger cars so we can read a newspaper or eat breakfast on the way to the office while the car takes care of the driving duties, it’s really the commercial vehicles that do the really long miles of mundane driving.
Driverless cars could easily be seen as something of a novelty, but autonomous trucks really could completely revolutionise the entire logistics industry.
T-Pod is a prototype from Swedish company Einride that’s essentially a giant box on wheels, which is around 23 feet long and is capable of transporting 15 standard pallets.
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