Autonomous terminal tractor in the works
Autonomous trucking firm Fernride is working with terminal tractor manufacturer Terberg to bring automated yard tractors to series production.
The end result will be a terminal tractor that can be teleoperated or autonomously operated with the end result being a transition to full autonomy. Series production will begin next year, the companies announced.
The first 100 trucks will be deployed in container terminals, production plants and distribution centers. Fernride will provide the management software suite allowing the trucks to be integrated into existing yard and terminal operating systems. It also supplies the hardware kit, including computing, connectivity, and sensor suite. Those will be installed by Terberg on its production line.
“We are delighted to bring our autonomous technology to the market with the European leader for terminal tractors,” said Hendrik Kramer, CEO of Fernride. “This collaboration means we can deliver an industrial-grade solution to maximize our customers’ productivity, efficiency and safety in their operations on private yards.”
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