Today, DB Schenker and Einride announced they will install the world´s first self-driving electric transport system for heavy transports on public roads – already this fall. The agreement includes the installation of one pilot at a facility in Sweden, with the option of additional pilots globally.
As reported by TechCrunch, the T-pod will use the NVIDIA DRIVE platform to power its autonomous driving systems. The announcement came as Einride participated at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Francisco, California.
GTC is the premier AI and deep learning event, where the latest breakthroughs in self-driving cars, smart cities, healthcare, big data, high-performance computing, virtual reality and more is located.
On The Road
Along with the GTC event, Einride hosted a mingle at the Nordic Innovation House, Einride´s base in Silicon Valley (short video below).
In May, Einride will celebrate 200 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and the United States by participating at the Executive Forum, hosted by SACC-USA, together with high-level representation from the Swedish and the American Administration, as well as company executives from both countries.
Last week, Einride showcased and test drove the T-pod in front of investors and media at AstaZero outside of Borås, Sweden. AstaZero is the world’s first full-scale test environment for future road safety and is where Einride is currently driving with the T-pod.
Here is Einride’s latest video showing the T-pod in testing at AstaZero.
“Einride will put self-propelled electric transport on the roads”
“The tech company, Einride, wants to challenge self-propelled electric transport and aims to be operational by September. “People say it’s impossible. We show that it’s not,” says CEO Robert Falck. The company is now out on another financial round and has presented their T-pod.”
“Revolutionizes the automotive industry – does not manufacture any vehicles”
“On Thursday, the company Einride showed its full-electric, self-propelled truck on the test track in Borås. The goal is to change the transport and automotive industry, but the vehicle is manufactured by suppliers. “We are a software company,” says CEO Robert.”
In the beginning of January, Einride started the U.S. tour with the T-pod in Washington, D.C. for the 97th Annual TRB Conference. Following that, the T-pod travelled to Detroit, Michigan for the North American International Auto Show. Now, the T-pod is preparing for a trip to the West Coast.
At The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, DW had a live broadcast that included the T-pod and an interview with Einride’s CEO, Robert Falck. Click here to watch the recording of the live interview. (Starts at 5:35)
Below is another video interview featuring the T-pod and Robert Falck broadcasted by CGTN at NAIAS. The segment starts at 1:05.
During the past few weeks, Einride has been showing the T-pod at Kvalitetsmassan and Learning Labs 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Now, Einride is getting ready to ship the T-pod to the United States where we will be attending expos and conferences.
In this month’s interview in DI Digital, Robert Falck explains why he left his job at Volvo to start Einride and what the mission of Einride is.
Earlier this month, Einride’s CEO Robert Falck was invited to do a podcast with Logistikpodden. The topics of this episode range from the cultural differences between Silicon Valley and Sweden, large industrial companies, and of course the future of transport.
Early in November, Einride’s CEO Robert Falck presented the next generation’s road transport in the cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö. Along with the presentation, Einride co-hosted the premiere of Al Gore’s latest film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
In Gothenburg, the Einride team and the T-pod were at the Logistik & Transport Expo and we met many interested people from all around the industry who were inspired and enthusiastic about the Einride solution.
Pictured above are three gentlemen who came to the fair just to see the T-pod. As they put it, “It is so fun to come and see the future. We have seen so much change in our lifetime and it is fun to try to keep up. It’s so great to see a Swedish invention that could change transport.”
So much has happened since the creation of Einride just over a year ago. From the design of the very first T-pod to releasing the first prototype at Almedalen, we have been working full speed towards putting the next generation’s road transport on our roads.
Last Thursday, Einride had a mingle in Stockholm where CEO Robert Falck presented the next step for Einride. Friends, family, and others from all over the tech industry were present at the event to show their support and enthusiasm in what Einride is doing.
We would like to thank everyone who helped us celebrate this amazing year and we look forward to seeing what this next year will bring! More photos and videos from the event will be posted soon so keep your eye out for that.
This week, Einride and the T-pod was featured in HowStuffWorks article about how the trucking industry is gradually embracing autonomous vehicles. You can read the article here and be sure to share it if you find it interesting!
Also, Einride was featured in a Feminvest article about the company, the T-pod, and the future ahead for the team. You can read that article here. (Swedish)
Be sure to follow us on our social media to receive the latest news and announcements from the team. Thank you once again for all of your support and Einride is looking forward to the road ahead!
Einride is proud to have won this year’s Logistics Award from Sweden’s largest logistics and distribution community! Yesterday, Einride’s CEO Robert Falck accepted the award (video below) at the Logistics & Distribution 2017 Fair in Stockholm, Sweden.
An excerpt from the award article:
“With their self-driving electric truck, the Swedish company Einride wants to the change the transport industry. With sustainability high on the agenda, Einride’s transport vehicle is revolutionary and at the forefront of driving change to create the future’s sustainable freight transport by being more environmentally friendly, healthy and safe.”
Einride would like to thank you all for your support in the team and the T-pod and we look forward to the future ahead. More updates coming soon, be sure to follow our Instagram page for the latest behind the scenes content!
The Einride team had an amazing time at the Cutting Edge Festival in Oslo, Norway earlier this week. We met so many great people who were inspired by our project and impressed with the T-pod.
It was great to see the look on people’s faces when they first saw the T-pod and to see all the photos posted on social media from the festival. Be sure to include the hashtag #ZeroEmissionTransport in your posts, we love to see what you all have to say!
If you are unfamiliar with the Cutting Edge Festival, it 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.
Overall, it was a wonderful festival and we are honored to have been invited. We would like to thank all of you who came and visited us at the event.
There were also some articles written by Norway’s biggest Engineering and Technology magazines about the T-pod’s presence at the festival. Be sure to check them out and give them a share if you find them interesting!
We will be announcing the next event the team and the T-pod will be going to very soon! Be sure to come back to our blog and follow our social media for the latest news and more information about the event.
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!
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!
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.
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.