Coca-Cola test-drives Einride’s autonomous truck in Sweden
Story by: Linda Baker, Staff Writer @ FreightWaves
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the brand’s local bottling partner, will deploy the Einride autonomous electric transport system to its Swedish distribution network, according to a news release.
As part of a commercial pilot, an Einride vehicle will ferry goods between warehouses operated by CCEP and Axfood, one of Sweden’s leading food retailers, an Einride spokesperson told FreightWaves.
The warehouses are located in Jordbro outside Stockholm, some in fenced areas and others situated along public roads.
The partnership with CCEP will run over the next few years and explore opportunities to improve sustainability and efficiency in warehouse transport, the release said.
Noting that road freight transport is responsible for around 7% of global CO2 emissions, Robert Falck, CEO and founder of Einride, said in the release that the company “is proud that Coca-Cola European Partners has decided to join our intelligent movement.”
The autonomous vehicle revolution is coming, and the trucking industry should prepare for that as soon as possible, especially the truck drivers.
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