Einride, a Swedish startup that’s building driverless electric trucks, has launched a new “intelligent” freight mobility platform for shippers and drivers. The platform, which has been in beta for the past few months, is designed to enable smart routing, planning, and provide insights into emissions to improve sustainability.
Founded in 2016, Stockholm-based Einride has raised more than $30 million to develop electric trucks that have no space for a human driver. These so-called “pods” can carry all manner of freight and have been tested on-site at customers’ facilities and on public roads in Sweden. However, back in April Einride announced that it would also develop human-driven electric trucks as part of a transition to full autonomy, a tacit acknowledgement, perhaps, that it needed a broader focus to build a sustainable business in the near-term.