Swedish freight technology company Einride has released two new additions to its hardware and software line-ups: designs for an Einride Trailer and fresh functionality on the Einride Saga platform.
“By offering these latest product offerings with Saga and showcasing our latest designs for future electric freight hardware, we are able to tap into an even larger potential to help shippers transition toward electric and be able to cost-competitively reach their sustainability goals,” said Robert Falck, founder and CEO of Einride. “We’re looking at almost an entire sector that is still non-electric and we want to speed up this transition by proactively seeking out what the future needs of the growing electric, autonomous shipping industry will be and creating the necessary solutions.”
The new Einride Trailer is an electric road semi-trailer intended to optimize fleet utilization and reduce the total cost of operations. Designed for seamless integration with Einride electric and autonomous vehicles for optimal performance, the trailer will also be compatible with conventional electric semi-trucks.
Using Einride’s Saga system, the trailer will provide real-time data across key touchpoints including loading route planning, fill rates, cargo monitoring and preventative maintenance to give AI-based insights into the cargo being transported. A claimed extended range of up to 650km on a single charge will be possible, with Einride hoping to have initial pilot versions complete in 2023.
The company has also expanded and revised the UI of its original apps, Evolve, Explore, Book and Orchestrate, while teasing several new functions. Einride Extend, an API developer platform, will make Saga’s models, data and intelligence available across open-source software. An alpha version of the Book API will be the first offering on the platform, opening up a scalable way to order transport via Einride Saga. The platform will be available to existing customers at the end of 2022.
The introduction of Deliver, Dock and Own apps will enable new features across driver instructions, connections between shipping terminals and profitability monitoring to be introduced in future platform updates. The apps will be officially released in 2023.