Modular Electric Freight on Rail
Rail is safer and more efficient way to move freight. Parallel’s modular vehicle system creates new opportunities to ship containers by rail by enabling short-haul and point-to-point rail movements. Parallel’s advanced software integrates seamlessly with existing yard and mainline train control systems, and powerful onboard algorithms are being developed to enhance the safety of the rail environment. Our unique rail vehicle moves standard dry van and refrigerated freight through the existing rail network. Each vehicle can carry a fully loaded shipping container and can be unloaded using standard lifting equipment.
Modular System Highlights
Enabling Future Terminals
Parallel enables smaller, cleaner, cheaper terminals to be built close to shippers and receivers and enables nearly any existing rail-served site to add containers and trailers to its portfolio. More accessible terminals allow railroads to open new markets and reduce last-mile delivery costs. Or, improve the efficiency of existing intermodal terminals by mixing Parallel vehicles with conventional rail and truck traffic.
Open railroad crossings
Parallel platoons will reduce waiting times at railroad crossings. The platoons are shorter than traditional trains, and the vehicles will keep crossings clear by automatically separating if they must wait for other rail traffic to pass, allowing emergency vehicles and the public to safely proceed without delays.