Cutting Edge Festival 2017

Einride is proud to announce that the team and the T-pod will be attending The Cutting Edge Festival in Oslo, Norway!  The festival takes place on September 26th at the Oslo Science Park at 9:00 am.

The Cutting Edge festival is Norway’s largest interdisciplinary business jam session for scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers. They present the latest breakthroughs in science and the most exciting startup companies.

Hear what Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, has to say about the festival below:

We are excited to give you all another opportunity to see the T-pod in person and we look forward to meeting all of you at the festival. To see photos from the event and the latest updates, be sure to follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts!

 

Recap: STHLMTech Fest & IVA Conference

Earlier this month, Einride and the T-pod were at the STHLMTech Fest in the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre to give another opportunity to the public to see the T-pod in person.

If you missed our last post the STHLM Tech Fest is where every startup founder, investor, designer, developer, and journalist come together to share, be inspired and meet the whole startup ecosystem, and welcome visitors from 20+ countries.

Despite the rainy weather, the turnout was great and there was so much interest within the tech community.  Also the rain provided some great photos of the T-pod!

If you would like to see the live Einride Q&A from inside the T-pod, be sure to check it out here!

IVA Conference

Earlier this week, our CEO Robert Falck spoke about the potential of 5G networks and how Einride can use it to create a sustainable transport system to the audience at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.  The purpose of IVA is to benefit society by promoting technical and economic sciences and business development.

If you would like to learn more about IVA, information in Swedish is located here.

If you would like to watch Robert’s presentation, you can see it here around the  1 hour 10 minute mark.

Coming up

If you missed your chance to see the T-pod in person, we have another opportunity coming up! Be sure to stay tuned for updates regarding the next events we will be attending.

As always, thank you for your continued support and we look forward to giving you more information as soon as possible.

STHLM Tech Fest – September 4th

We are proud to announce that the Einride team and the T-pod will be attending the STHLM Tech Fest in Stockholm, Sweden on Monday, September 4th.

At the STHLM Tech Fest, every startup founder, investor, designer, developer, and journalist come together to share, be inspired and meet the whole startup ecosystem, and welcome visitors from 20+ countries.

We will be located at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in the parking area around 8 o’clock in the morning so come on by and meet with us and see the T-pod in person!

Einride team photo

Click here for more information.

Einride’s Summer Update

Needless to say, Almedalsveckan was a success for the Einride team.  The launch of the T-pod received media attention all around the world and is still being covered by the media each day.

First and foremost, we would like to thank all of you who came to our launch event in Visby or watched our live stream on Facebook or Instagram. Your support is what keeps us going!

If you missed the live launch event, be sure to check out our videos section on our Facebook page for a replay and an exclusive interview with Einride’s CEO Robert Falck!


The Launch of the T-pod

On July 4th at 10:30am CET we officially revealed the T-pod at our launch event in Almedalen.  Along with the launch, we had a demonstration of our remote driving set-up (pictured below).

Einride's Remote Driving Station

The overall reception of the T-pod was very positive. Of course, the question we received many times was, “How does the driver fit in there?!” Once we explained the self-driving and remote driving capabilities they were very eager to learn more. When they weren’t asking about it, everyone from kids, adults, and politicians were taking photos with the T-pod!


Einride’s Latest Video

Check out our new video that was accompanied with the launch of the T-pod. Here you can see how the infrastructure will work and learn more about the T-pod!


Media

Here are a few of our favorite articles about the launch of the T-pod! Be sure to check them out and give them a share if you find them interesting.


The Next Steps

The next big milestone for Einride will be our pilot at a customer this year in the fall.  We still have a lot of work ahead of us but the morale is high after the well received launch in Almedalen.

We will keep you updated along the way on our social media and website so if you haven’t already be sure to follow us on Facebook, InstagramTwitter and sign-up for our newsletter at the bottom of our website.

Another reminder that Einride is looking for people that like to make a difference. If you or someone you know would be a good addition to the team, please check out our jobs page at einride.eu/#/jobs for more information.


Once again, thank you all for your support along this amazing journey. There is still much more to come and if you have any questions be sure to contact us!

Einride team photo

//Einride

Official Launch of the T-pod! – Almedalen 2017

Einride is excited to tell you that at 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 4th, we will be unveiling the full-scale prototype of the T-pod (pictured below) to the world for the very first time!  This will take place at Almedalsveckan in Visby, Sweden on the beautiful island of Gotland.

Einride’s CEO Robert Falck will be presenting at this exciting new milestone for us along with our partners and team. We would love for you to be there to see the T-pod in person!

t-pod

For those of you unfamiliar with Almedalsveckan, it is an annual event in Visby, Sweden and is considered the most important forum in Swedish politics/transportation.  Nearly 1,000 journalists from all over the world and over 35,000 participants gather to meet and share their ideas.

Almedalen Map

The map above indicates where we will be located at Almedalsveckan and if you have any questions on how to get there, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

At Almedalsveckan, along with the full-scale prototype of our T-pod, you will be able to meet the team and also get behind the wheel to test out the remote driving technology yourself!

If you like what you see, be sure to include the hashtag #zeroemissiontransport in your posts to show your support for Einride and a sustainable future.


Featured Articles We Love

Einride has once again been in the media recently. Here are some of our favorites in case you missed them!


Serendipity Challenge logo

Einride is one of the top 50 finalists in the Serendipity Challenge at Almedalen. The Serendipity Challenge is an annual entrepreneurship competition open to all Swedish and Nordic start-up and growth companies.

The competition’s finals take place during Almedalsveckan where Sweden’s and the Nordic´s most innovative, up-and-coming companies compete for the titles of “Start-up company of the year” and “Growth company of the year”.


 

Although it has been a very busy month for the team, it is easy to say that this has been one of the most exciting months yet! We appreciate your continued support in Einride and carbon dioxide free heavy trucks.

Hope to see you all at Almedalsveckan!

Einride’s May Update: Almedalen & More!

May was another incredible month for Einride as we approach Almedalen and the summer ahead.  This month has been one of the most critical months for our team, and we are proud to say that we pushed through it!  We are heading towards June with high spirits and the drive to accomplish even more.


We had a few more media appearances this month, one which included an excellent interview with our CEO Robert Falck in NyTeknik.  The other was a VentureBeat list of the top 5 companies that are disrupting the road freight industry.

NyTeknik

Photo of Robert Falck.

Title: Svensk förarlös lastbil – nytt hopp för en hållbar framtid

Want to learn more about our mission and what inspired our movement? This interview with our CEO will explain everything you need to know about Einride and how it all began.  You will also learn about the background of our CEO and some of the information on his experience in the industry.

You can read this article below as well as the English version of the article.

Click here for the NyTeknik article.

English Version

VentureBeat

Truck driver stepping out of truck.
Photo Source: Uber

Title: Keep on truckin’: 5 companies disrupting the road freight industry

Einride was listed along with Peloton, Embark, KeepTruckin, and OnTruck as one of the top 5 companies that are disrupting the road freight industry.  We are so proud to be featured on this list and that our launch and mission has had such a large impact on the industry.

“It’s still early days for Einride, but last month the Swedish startup lifted the lid on T-pod, an autonomous electric truck that can also be controlled remotely.”

If you would like to learn more and read this article you can take a look for yourself below.

Click here for the VentureBeat article.


Also, earlier this month, Robert was onstage at Vehicle Electronics & Connected Services presenting Einride, the T-pod, and our mission.  The overall reception from the crowd was excitement and curiosity as Robert explained what Einride is doing.  Many in the audience were familiar with our launch, so it was great being able to talk and meet with so many people that are interested in what we are doing.

Robert Falck on stage at VECS
CEO Robert Falck on stage at VECS

The month ahead consists of more preparation for Almedalen.  More information about that is coming soon, so if you are interested in seeing us there and a few more surprises, make sure to sign up for our newsletter on our website to get those updates as soon as possible!

Thank you all for your support, we appreciate it more than ever during these busy months!  You can follow our journey on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn also for up-to-date news!

//Einride

Einride’s April Update

April was a very exciting month for Einride.  As most of you know, our launch that took place at the beginning of the month was a success.  We were featured in hundreds of articles all around the globe.

In case you missed anything, here is a summary of our launch:


The Launch of Einride

On April 6th, we officially launched what we have been working on to the world. We have created a technologically advanced system including the world’s first T-pod which will change the future of the transport industry and improve the sustainability of humankind.  In addition to the T-pod, there will be charging stations and an infrastructure that will make the system the most pioneering of its kind.

The T-pod is an electric, self-driving vehicle that can be remotely controlled by drivers.  Below is an image and specifications of the T-pod, click here to learn more:

Einride’s launch marks a global transition from heavy, noisy trucks with monstrous emissions and bad working conditions to emission-free, noise reduced trucks that allow workers to operate on a standard schedule closer to home.

Check out our launch video below featuring Swedish Astronaut, Christer Fuglesang:

Top Featured Articles


Coming up in May

The positive feedback and general response from the public have been great, and we are so thankful for the support from everyone.

Our CEO Robert Falck will be presenting at some events in May, so we will keep you updated.  Along with that, we have a few more exciting things planned for this month that you will find out about soon!

Einride is always interested in people that want to help build a better tomorrow. So if you feel like you could contribute to the team, be sure to visit our jobs page or e-mail us at jobs@einride.eu!

Thank you for reading!

//Einride

Einride in the Media!

The launch of Einride and the T-pod earlier this month caught the attention from news outlets all around the globe.  It has been such an exciting time for Einride, and we are happy that so many people understand and support what we are doing.

In case you missed any of our media coverage, here are a select group of articles we at Einride think you will enjoy!


Title: Einride’s electric self-driving T-pod is a new kind of freight transport vehicle.

TechCrunch was one of the first news sites to pick-up on our launch which was very exciting.  The article was mostly a technical analysis of the T-pod and Einride’s mission.

The article is posted here.


Title: Will driverless trucks pass these guys by? One Swedish start-up is betting theirs 

Following TechCrunch, we were featured in the Washington Post with a perspective analysis on our mission.  The writer brought up excellent questions about the T-pod and the functionality of Einride’s transport solution.  It was great that the author understood the benefits for the drivers of the T-pod and the environment.

The article is posted here.


Title: This Driverless Electric Pod Is The Delivery Guy Of The Future. The T-pod is so autonomous, it doesn’t even have room for a driver. 

Right away, the author of the article saw the benefits of the T-pod.  A great quote from the article is:

“Since a truck hauling 20 tons of freight needs a lot of energy to move, it has to stop fairly frequently to charge; the T-pod can make it 124 miles before it has to plug in again. For other electric semis, charging time is a bigger deterrent, because it’s also wasting a driver’s time.”  

They got the understanding that this is not just about a truck, it is about a whole new transport system.

The article is posted here.


Title: Meet T-pod, an autonomous electric truck that can also be controlled remotely.

This VentureBeat article was really in-depth and well written.  They did not just focus on the T-pod, but they also focused on how this new system of transportation will actually work.

The article is posted here.


Those are just a select few of articles that we were featured in and we recommend you to check all of them out!  Thank you for reading and if you have any suggestions or find other interesting articles about us or the T-pod let us know!

//Einride

Meet the T-pod

The T-pod is an electric, self-driving vehicle that can be remotely controlled by drivers.  In addition to the T-pod, there will be charging stations and an infrastructure that will make the system the most pioneering of its kind.

Our launch marks a global transition from heavy, noisy trucks with monstrous emissions and bad working conditions to emission-free, noise reduced trucks that allow workers to operate on a standard schedule closer to home.

The T-pods will start running between the cities of Gothenburg and Helsingborg, Sweden and the first active system will cover a capacity of 2,000,000 pallets per year. That corresponds to 400,000 passenger cars on the same route. Even better, all of this will run with few to no emissions.

Click here to learn more about the T-pod.


 

STHLM Tech Meetup!

This Monday, the Einride team was in Stockholm to be a part of the STHLM Tech Meetup.  We met so many amazing people and it was great to see so much talent under one roof.  Our CEO Robert represented Einride up on stage to show everybody what we are all about.

Our mission definitely caught the attention of the room and sparked a great interest.  It very rarely happens that someone comes up on stage with such ambition and says that they can and they will change the future of transport!  Although what we are doing seemed to be a little overwhelming to the audience at first, you could hear the “A-ha!” moments around the room when they really understood what we can accomplish.

Einride CEO Robert Falck up on stage at the STHLM Tech Meetup.

One of the responses that we saw on social media was that Einride was “one of the most exciting companies that has ever pitched in #sthlmtech meetup“.  We are happy that so many of you can see the potential of how Einride can make an impact on the transport industry.

Einride’s Launch

Tomorrow is the launch day so stay tuned and be on the lookout for some exciting news from Einride!  If you aren’t already, make sure to follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for the most up-to-date news and content.  If you would like to get in touch with us directly, feel free to email us at info@einride.eu also!

As always, thank you for reading and for your continued support.

//Einride