The world as we know it is highly dependent on logistics. Yet, the industry is facing a huge problem: a worldwide driver shortage.
In the EU alone, there is currently a shortage of 400,000 drivers.
A situation that could lead to a collapse of the flow of goods.
40,000 drivers currently retire every year in Germany, while on the other hand, only 16,000 drivers complete their training. This corresponds to a huge decrease of drivers every year – a trend that can be observed throughout Europe.
By combining the technology of teleoperation with autonomous features in electric trucks, one Fernride teleoperator is able to operate several different trucks throughout one day with the ratio of 1:5.
While one truck is being loaded in a distribution center, for instance, the teleoperator can simply switch and remotely access another truck that is ready for departure.