Video: Parallel Systems showcases its autonomous, battery-electric rail vehicles system for freight

In this video, Parallel Systems, a company founded by former SpaceX engineers to create autonomous battery-electric rail vehicles for freight, explains how its system would work and outlines the key environmental benefits of moving more freight to rail lines.

The video was released following the news that Parallel Systems has been selected to receive US$4,438,897 from the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) initiative.

The ARPA-E program will fund a 29-month advanced testing program with Parallel’s autonomous, battery-powered rail vehicles and a range of partners starting in the second quarter of 2022.

Parallel came out of stealth mode in January of 2022, with the company unveiling its prototype and plans for a system to help overhaul the way the country approaches freight.