Remote Controlled Electric Robotrucks Coming To U.S.

The system gives engineers and operators the ability to monitor and control multiple Einride autonomous electric transport (AET) vehicles it calls Pods from a remote location. Right now an operator can oversee two Pods, but the company says the goal is for a single operator to monitor and control up to 10. In practice, Einride envisions a team of operators overseeing a fleet of Pods. Unlike some other autonomous trucks no backup or “safety” driver would be aboard an Einride Pod. However the remote operator can intervene and take necessary actions, for instance, parking at a loading dock or avoiding an obstacle in the road…

Current range for Einride’s autonomous electric Pods is 200km or about 124 miles, which would seem to preclude long-haul trips without multiple stops for battery recharging.