In somewhat of a twist on the forward motion of the development of self-driving vehicles, there seems to be a movement in vehicles that use a driver, but via remote control.
An electric, self-driving truck has been unveiled by a Swedish tech company with the intent of creating 200 of the remote-controlled vehicles.
The ˜T-Pod’ is 23 feet long and has an operating weight of 20 tons, smaller than normal heavy trucks. It’s controlled by an operator, but also has the ability to take advantage of a self-driving system, according to Einride, the company making the vehicles.
The company was created with the aim of creating a sustainable transport system and has been in the planning stages for more than a year.
A full-scale prototype was recently presented, along with plans to create a transport system between Gothenburg and Helsingborg by 2020. There would be charging stations along the route, since the vehicles can run 124 miles on one charge. There would be charging stations along the route, since the vehicles can run 124 miles on one charge.
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