(SWEDEN)

The first full-scale prototype of a driverless – emission free – cargo truck is to be unveiled at a major annual event in Sweden.

Einride is the exciting young company behind the T-pod, ‘an electric, self-driving vehicle that can be remotely controlled by drivers’. It will be on show to the 35,000 plus visitors at Almedalsveckan event on 4 July.

“The big companies behind long haul trucks keep building bigger trucks to increase efficiency, which ultimately means even more emissions. We are changing that by creating a secure solution that is, not only cost effective, but dramatically minimizes the negative environmental impact of the transportation industry,” said Filip Lilja, COO at Einride.

Einride plans to carry out testing on the prototype throughout this year before taking it international.

Robert Falck, CEO of Einride, added: “We don’t believe our work is done when we’ve achieved carbon neutrality. Our design process is driven by our goal to have a net positive impact – whether that’s improving the lives of transport workers or reducing road traffic accidents, every element of our system aims to have a measurable positive impact on the planet.”