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The benefits of human-assisted terminal logistics automation
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Fast container handling requires a massive workforce, whereas loading or idle times limit the utilization of drivers and machines dramatically.
Teleoperation can buffer peak times and enable a single operator to control a fleet of (semi-)automated machines.
Limits to automation
Although cranes and cargo tracking are already highly automated, AGVs lack the flexibility, which is why container handling is currently carried out manually by diesel-powered machines.
Teleoperation combines human skills and flexibility with the cost-efficiency of today’s (semi-)automated machines while maintaining full service reliability.
Terminals are hectic and dangerous places with a high risk of damage or severe injuries.
Teleoperation keeps humans in the loop but out of hazardous areas, such as container and terminal operations.
Our pilot project with HHLA
Our pilot project with HHLA
”The joint project with FERNRIDE enabled us to test the system directly in HHLA TK Estonia's operations. The implementation has proven itself in daily terminal operations. We really enjoy working together with the FERNRIDE team that always shows a high level of competence and professionalism. We will continue the good cooperation on how autonomous driving can work in the future."
Riia Sillave, CEO of HHLA TK Estonia
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Frequently asked questions
Will teleoperation require a change of my container handling processes?
No. Our teleoperated terminal tractors can seamlessly integrate into your running operations alongside manually driven trucks – which we’ll prove during the pilot phase. It is our shared mission to neither introduce new processes for driverless trucks nor lower the service reliability of your operations.
Will I have to create a new terminal infrastructure?
In our step-by-step approach to integration, we analyze your network coverage to ensure 100% connectivity between truck and teleoperator at all times. We even supply this infrastructure, if necessary.
Can you handle public roads between terminals?
Basically, we teleoperate within limited, fenced-in operational domains with low speeds. Depending on local authorities, teleoperation via connecting roads – e.g. between terminals – may be possible. Since teleoperation keeps humans in the loop, it will be deployed in public domains much earlier than fully autonomous vehicles.
Where are the teleoperators located?
Teleoperation takes the driver out of the truck. The operator controls the truck from a remote workstation that gives them a full driver-like perspective of the vehicle’s surroundings. Whether located on site or far away, the operator will have received extensive training on your site prior to operation.
September 20, 2023
FERNRIDE Raises $50M Series A to Scale Autonomous Yard Trucking
Germany-based autonomous trucking innovator FERNRIDE has closed a further $19M in its Series A funding, pushing the total round amount to $50M. This comes as the company strengthens its focus on advancing the transition towards automated and sustainable logistics by creating the world's leading human-machine collaboration technology.
Jul 06, 2023
Autonomous driving: HHLA TK Estonia and FERNRIDE strengthen collaboration
HHLA TK Estonia, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), and Munich-based scale-up FERNRIDE have successfully completed the first phase of their joint project at the Estonian terminal, where the companies will continue to develop the project and promote autonomous driving...
Jul 04, 2023
Fernride proudly welcomes world-renowned autonomous and connected driving legal expert to executive team
Fernride announces Dr. Volker Hartmann as its new general counsel. In June 2023, the pioneering German autonomous electric trucking company announced a round of series A financing...
June 13, 2023
FERNRIDE raises $31M in Series A funding with a mission to become the global category leader in autonomous, electric trucking
FERNRIDE, a leading German autonomous, electric trucking company, has secured $31 million in Series A funding to accelerate the transition towards automated and sustainable logistics by creating the world's leading human-machine collaboration technology.
Mar 01, 2023
Fernride & Terberg collaborate to bring automated terminal tractors to series production
Industry leaders join forces to offer teleoperated and autonomous driving capabilities ready for commercial use
Jan 18, 2023
HHLA Next invests in FERNRIDE – joint pilot project in Tallinn
HHLA Next, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG’s innovation unit, is investing in Munich-based start-up FERNRIDE. A pilot project for highly automated and electric container logistics is being launched at the HHLA TK Estonia terminal in Tallinn in partnership with HHLA International.
Nov 15, 2022
FERNRIDE announces international expansion in collaboration with DB Schenker
The pioneer of automated logistics, FERNRIDE welcomes a new investor. The global logistics provider DB Schenker invests in the startup FERNRIDE and launches a pilot project for highly automated & electric yard trucking in Tilburg, Netherlands....
Nov 07, 2022
FERNRIDE takes an important step towards autonomous future
Munich based FERNRIDE is tirelessly working on automating the logistics industry. FERNRIDE recently added to the team Alexandre Haag as an advisory board member and Ciaran Murphy as VP of Engineering.
Sep 19, 2022
KRONE & FERNRIDE: Strategic partnership for automated logistics
Commercial vehicle manufacturer Krone and technology company Fernride cooperate for driverless transport solutions
May 11, 2022
They come from BMW and Argo AI: Fernride is expanding its management team
The provider of automated logistics Fernride today announced the expansion of its management team. With Martin Isik and Thomas Bock, two top managers from BMW and Argo AI, the Munich teleoperations startup strengthens its C-Level.
Apr 27, 2022
VW and Fernride test remote-controlled trucks in Wolfsburg
The Munich-based start-up is to take over transports at the VW factory site. Teleoperation could thus solve a massive problem in the logistics industry.
Apr 12, 2022
Ex-MAN manager joins Fernride: From corporate group to start-up
Fernride, the provider of automated truck transport, has made a major coup. A former MAN executive joins the Munich-based start-up as a board member and investor - and wants to turn the industry upside down.
Apr 12, 2022
Fernride hires former CEO of MAN
Fernride has a new board member who will also actively support the Munich-based start-up as an investor. Holger Mandel, former member of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE and CEO of MAN Truck & Bus Germany, wants to realize the transition to automated and sustainable logistics through teleoperated driving with ernride in the future.
Apr 12, 2022
Fernride gains former MAN board member and CEO of MAN Germany Holger Mandel as board member and investor
A bang for the logistics industry's buck: on April 1, automated logistics provider Fernride presents a prominent new addition.
Mar 3, 2022
Fernride to put autonomous trucks on the road with partners by 2024
Together with leading partners MAN Truck & Bus, Knorr-Bremse, Leoni, Bosch, BTC and leading research institutes, as well as TÜV and Autobahn GmbH, Fernride launches the ATLAS-L4 research and development project. We are putting fully automated trucks on the road for the first time by the middle of the decade.
Feb 18, 2022
Interview with Jean-Michael Georg: How Fernride is driving logistics automation
Driving logistics automation: Our CTO Jean-Michael Georg explains for Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung how we are countering the driver shortage with automated logistics through teleoperation and how our technology works.
Nov 27, 2021
Fernride according to FOCUS-Business "Top Employer SME 2022"
Fernride has made it to the "Top Employers SME 2022"! FactField GmbH once again conducted a large-scale survey of employees in Germany on behalf of FOCUS-Business to determine the top employers in the SME sector based in Germany.
Dec 20, 2021
Not Tesla but trucks are the real drivers for autonomous mobility
Autonomous driving is being driven primarily by test trials with trucks. Numerous German startups are already getting involved. What matters now for the breakthrough to succeed.
Dec 25, 2021
Global supply chains at risk
There is much to suggest that the chaos in supply chains will continue in the coming year. Teleoperation can be an answer to the driver shortage.
Nov 22, 2021
Almost like playing video games - truck driving from the office
Hendrik Kramer is co-founder of Fernride. A tech company from Munich that has made it its mission to fix the broken back of logistics. Which backbone are we actually talking about? The driver shortage in the logistics industry.
Nov 22, 2021
A startup that takes care of driverless vehicles
Fernride, founded in 2019, has already raised more than 10 million. "We have an ambitious goal: We want to be the leading provider of driverless transport services in Europe in five years," says founder Hendrik Kramer.
Nov 10, 2021
New Mobility: Fernride
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From Silicon Valley to Munich: Rene Limberger joins Fernride as interim Executive VP Engineering
Munich, October 2021 - Fernride has won over Rene Limberger as its interim Executive Vice President Engineering: At the Munich-based startup for driverless logistics processes, he will henceforth contribute his expertise in software and hardware development as well as extensive experience...
Sep 24, 2021
Fernride and Terberg test driverless prototype
Driverless to combat driver shortage: Fernride has upgraded a Terberg Yard Tractor with its teleoperation vehicle kit. The driverless prototype is being publicly unveiled this week at the CENEX conference in Bedford, UK.
Sep 22, 2021
Fernride implements teleoperation kit in Terberg AUTOTUG(R)
Fernride showcased its successful integration of a remote operation kit into a next- generation drive-by-wire YT tractor of industry leader Terberg on CENEX.
Sep 22, 2021
This is what the urban transport of the future might look like
Transport in big cities needs new impulses. Ideas come from Bavaria: Fernride and other Munich-based start-ups have come up with amazing solutions for less car and more green in the city.
July 15, 2021
Our vision is a driverless future
Fernride wants to make truck driving an office job. The teleoperation solution from Munich is ready for series testing.
July 14, 2021
How truck drivers control 50 vehicles at the same time
Fernride focuses on autonomous driving and controls driverless trucks remotely via mobile phone networks through logistic terminals.
July 14, 2021
Yard logistics: DB Schenker tests teleoperation for driverless shunting
In the pilot project at DB Schenker's Nuremberg site, employees control the driverless E-Wiesel remotely.
April 13, 2021
Intel Ignite: These are the startups of the European federation round
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April 13, 2021
VIVA Technology Paris and #made in MUNICH
We have attended VIVA Technology, the biggest startup & tech event in Europe, when Spencer Reiss (WIRED) and Stefan Drüssler (TUM) had a talk with our CEO Henrik about the next Munichorns...
February 10, 2021
Spin-offs: We need an Oliver Samwer for techies
German universities and institutes are home to a number of research treasures. But only a few researchers turn their work into a company; like FERNRIDE...., for example.
October 10, 2021
Fernride wins German Mobility Award with its teleoperation-as-a-service solution
Fernride - a driverless future through teleoperation: Fernride's teleoperation solution enables driverless vehicles to become a reality...
July 05, 2021
Autonomous Driving: Fernride changes the job profile of truck-drivers into an office job
Companies are looking for truck drivers in vain. Fernride wants to alleviate the problem - and let a single driver remotely control 50 vehicles in the future...
February 01, 2021
Whitepaper: Accelerate Automated Driving
This whitepaper discusses how teleoperation technology can help and accelerate the deployment of automated vehicles ...
July 07, 2021
Fernride raises 7.1 Mio in Seed funding
With only 15 month in operations Fernrides Transportations-as-a-Service approach convinced existing and new venture capitals to invest...
Juli 06, 2021
Driverless trucks already today through AI + remote control
The Munich-based startup has developed a cloud-based platform that can anticipate autonomous driving or replace it in the event of technical problems....
July 13, 2021
Case Study: Driverless yard shunting
Proving the feasibility of teleoperations within a productive logistics yard, Proving the feasibility of teleoperations within a productive logistics yard…
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