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Driverless electric truck starts deliveries on Swedish public road

Updated : 2019-05-16 12:32:17

Resembling the helmet of a Star Wars storm trooper, a driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden on Wednesday, in what developer Einride and logistics customer DB Schenker described as a world first.

Swedish start-up Einride driverless electric truck is seen in Jonkoping, Sweden. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
Swedish start-up Einride driverless electric truck is seen in Jonkoping, Sweden. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
The driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden on Wednesday, in what developer Einride and logistics customer DB Schenker described as a world first. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
The driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden on Wednesday, in what developer Einride and logistics customer DB Schenker described as a world first. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
Robert Falck, the CEO of Swedish start-up Einride, said the company was in partnership talks with major suppliers to help scale production and deliver orders, and the firm did not rule out future tie-ups with large truck makers. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
Robert Falck, the CEO of Swedish start-up Einride, said the company was in partnership talks with major suppliers to help scale production and deliver orders, and the firm did not rule out future tie-ups with large truck makers. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
Schenker picked Einride over established truck makers as the T-Pod straddles the two biggest sector transformations: digitisation and electrification, CEO Jochen Thewes said. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
Schenker picked Einride over established truck makers as the T-Pod straddles the two biggest sector transformations: digitisation and electrification, CEO Jochen Thewes said. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
Besides Schenker, Einride has orders from German grocer Lidl, Swedish delivery company Svenska Retursystem and five Fortune 500 retail companies, underpinning its ambition to have 200 vehicles in operation by the end of 2020. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
Besides Schenker, Einride has orders from German grocer Lidl, Swedish delivery company Svenska Retursystem and five Fortune 500 retail companies, underpinning its ambition to have 200 vehicles in operation by the end of 2020. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
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