Michelin to use autonomous trucks in France

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

Michelin has selected to use autonomous trucks made by Einride within its supply chain. According to the company, roll-out will commence in 2020, initially with the deployment of Einride’s T-pod – an autonomous, electric truck – at Michelin sites in France.

The T-pod will be used in two applications – transporting goods within a fenced area at one of Michelin’s facilities in Clermont-Ferrand; and on public road transporting goods between different Michelin sites in the city (subject to the necessary approvals from the French authorities).

The new initiative was initiated by Michelin Group’s Supply Chain Department. Einride’s solution is based on autonomous, all-electric vehicles, coordinated by an intelligent “operative system” for road freight transport.

“I am proud that a global leader like Michelin chose Einride. We share the same mission and I look forward to working together to introduce a sustainable, safe and efficient solution that can help transform the way Michelin transport goods, drastically reducing CO2 emissions,” says Robert Falck, CEO & founder of Einride.

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