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June 10, 2019 11:15 AM, EDT

Michelin Plans to Deploy Einride’s T-Pod

Einride Einride’s Head of Operations, Niklas Reinedahl, (left) with Michelin Group’s CEO Florent Menegaux in front of the T-pod during the Movin’On Summit 2019 in Montreal. (Einride)

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Tire maker Michelin Group announced it will deploy an autonomous electric transport system, called T-Pod, from Einride beginning in 2020.

T-pod will be used at Michelin’s facilities in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and travel routes inside a fenced area and on city roads between Michelin facilities.

Road freight transport is responsible for around 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Clermont-Ferrand-based company.

Einride’s autonomous, all-electric vehicles are coordinated by intelligent routing software that integrates traffic and customer data to optimize delivery time, battery life and energy consumption, according to the Stockholm-based company. — Transport Topics