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Einride launches autonomous pods in US

 Einride, a Swedish freight technology company that provides digital, electric, and autonomous shipping, today announced that its transportation solutions are live and running in the United States. In conjunction with the official launch, Einride has also signed an impressive list of versatile partners including technical partners Ericsson and Siemens as well as customers, Bridgestone and GE Appliances, a Haier company, and is in the planning phase with Oatly.

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“The innovative spirit of the U.S. is the standard by which all others are measured, and the American transportation market is the biggest in the world,” said Robert Falck, founder, and CEO of Einride. “The U.S. freight market is one of the most competitive and to be an industry leader you need to play in this league. We have the technology and solution to bring the biggest change in the freight industry since the adoption of the diesel truck 100 years ago.”

Einride, who already operates Europe’s largest fleet of electric trucks and works with industry giants including Coca-Cola, SKF, and Lidl in Europe, has set an example that the transformation to electric, autonomous freight transportation can be made easy and cost-effective. Since October 1, 2020, Einride’s partners have seen a 90% decrease in CO2 emissions with electrical transport, while matching the cost of diesel.

At launch, Einride is introducing a new range of global products – Einride Saga, the intelligent operating system for movement of freight and a new Einride Pod product line, including a U.S. version of the Einride Pod and the new Flatbed Pod. The U.S. version of the Einride Pod will have the same unique autonomous technology as its European sibling, with SAE level 4 self-driving technology and safety architecture allowing for safe operations without a driver in the vehicle, but will be better adapted for U.S. roads and conditions. The Flatbed Pod is a modular vehicle built to accommodate any kind of shipping needs, including transporting containers to make the transition between sea and road freight seamless.

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Jan Ameri
Entrepreneur-by-heart – and by actions since 1998. Being an expert in spotting new opportunities and creating new concepts, Jan has been a partner or co-founder in seven different companies in various industries. In the early 2000’s he was pioneering some of the very first WAP, SMS, and interactive TV based wireless games and fantasy sports games in the Nordic countries. Jan loves to watch Shark Tank and The Profit in his free time. And he is an FC Barcelona fan.

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