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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