Friday, August 12, 2022

Estonian Startup Cleveron launches autonomous delivery pilot project in NL

Estonian-based Startup Cleveron‘s unmanned autonomous vehicle took on the city of Eindhoven. The Company is part of a five-day pilot project carried out by logistics giant DPD Netherlands in partnership with Cleveron.

The rapid growth of e-commerce has changed the playing field for companies operating in the retail and logistics sector.

Keeping up with consumer trends requires a modern approach; thereforw, adopting new technologies and clever solutions is essential. Cleveron and its robot courier, Cleveron 701, aims to offer a Solution to this problem.

Cleveron 701 is the first unmanned autonomous delivery vehicle in Europe with a license to operate on public streets. It’s designed as a multi-purpose delivery platform to which the operator can add suitable modifications for serving different delivery needs.

Arno Kütt, CEO of Cleveron, says:

“DPDgroup is an innovation leader in the logistics sector, and we are delighted to have performed an exploratory pilot together with DPD Netherlands, advancing the development of robotic courier services.

“We will continue developing and improving our solutions to make last-mile delivery quicker, more efficient, and sustainable. This will benefit both companies and consumers alike.”

Jorin Aardoom, manager of data and innovation at DPD Netherlands, says: “At DPD Netherlands, we strive every day to do better for our parcel senders and receivers. We are proud to experiment with innovative solutions for a sustainable future in parcel delivery.

“The pilot of autonomous delivery together with Cleveron showed promising results. DPD Netherlands is excited to explore more innovative solutions supporting a future in green, sustainable delivery and mobility.”

Thus far, the vehicle had been only driving on Estonian city streets. This is the vehicle’s first experience driving and delivering parcels in a different Country.

The vehicle can drive anywhere successfully and be safeguarded by a teleoperator even from Estonia, some 1,500 kilometers away from the Netherlands.

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