Driverless electric truck starts deliveries on Swedish public road


Swedish start-up Einride driverless electric truck is seen in Jonkoping, Sweden May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ilze Filks

JONKOPING, Sweden: Resembling the helmet of a Star Wars stormtrooper, a driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden on May 15, in what developer Einride and logistics customer DB Schenker described as a world first.

Robert Falck, the CEO of Swedish startup 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 truckmakers.

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