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Friday, July 20, 2018

A Swedish 4th level autonomous logs truck launched at the 2018 Goodwood event

Einride, a tech start-up company from Sweden recently launched its 4th level autonomous truck called T-Log. The figure of these driverless vehicle is moved by a series of electric motors and used to transport the logs. These autonomous vehicles were launched to coincide with the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, on July 16, 2018 and the company hopes their newest autonomous truck can be marketed starting this year.
Einride T-Log, a 4th level autonomous logs truck. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jy9tJH)
As quoted from Autoevolution, Einride said that T-Log is equipped with a number of the same advanced technology as the technology used on the T-Pod trucks that has been launched earlier. In this autonomous truck has installed a variety of advanced technology that makes it able to cope with off-road conditions in the woods. Yes, since this is an autonomous vehicle so the T-Log does not have a driver's cabin like most other trucks, it has only a supporting pole on the left and right deck sides to transport logs.
Left side view of Einride T-Log. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jy9tJH)
These trucks are specifically designed to operate in the areas not easily traversed and understood by other autonomous systems. Beside that T-Log is also made to be able remotely operated by using an RC device. It could be happen, because the truck uses NVIDIA self-learning software as its operating control center. Through this 'smart brain' the truck can quickly understand its environment, and be able to move itself to cross it.
Rear side view of Einride T-Log. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jy9tJH)
To support all the vehicle performances, the T-Log is equipped by the battery series with a capacity of up to 300 kWh to be able provides cruising range up to 125 miles or the equivalent of 200 kilometers. While for the loading capacity, the truck is capable of carrying logs loads up to 16 tons on its back. Physically, the autonomous truck has a width dimension of 2,552 meters, height of 3,563 meters, and length of 7,338 meters.

According to CEO of Einride, Robert Falck who said that the company will continues to push the limits of their autonomous vehicles and everything are powered by electricity. "With T-Log, we've created a vehicle that can adapt to the environment. This is uncharted territory for us, but also a promising market for AV battery. " he said.
The company also said its plans to create T-Log autonomous truck is available for loggers and others in 2020. And by 2035, 20 percent of land transportation in Sweden is expected to be made for T-Log along with T-Pod. So as to be able to achieve decreased CO2 levels up to 33,000 tons in that country. What an incredible target, is not! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | EINRIDE | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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