Estonian autonomous delivery innovator Clevon has launched a commercial service in the USA in collaboration with PostNet Northlake. Clevon’s state-of-the-art autonomous robot carriers (ARCs) are being used to service PostNet customers in Northlake, Texas.
The service has been tested over a few weeks, and local residents who live within a few miles of the PostNet office at 100 Plaza Place have been able to get their parcels delivered by the ARC.
Clevon’s service offers the convenience of direct doorstep delivery with the continued security residents want. Clevon schedules a desired delivery time with each resident, and brings the package directly to them. As the ARC delivery service scales up, additional services can be provided, such as food and grocery deliveries.
“We are fulfilling our mission to build an infrastructure for making suburban deliveries affordable, safe and, foremost, convenient for consumers,” said Sander Sebastian Agur, Clevon’s CEO.
“Clevon’s ARCs are transforming how goods are transported and delivered locally, leading to greater convenience and less expense, reduced energy consumption and improved environmental outcomes. This partnership demonstrates how the future of last mile deliveries can be experienced today.”
“We are excited to offer this convenience to the PostNet Northlake community,” said Gary L Good, multi-unit PostNet owner. “Our customers can have the ARC deliver straight to their doors, and those who run home-based businesses can streamline their busy days by having the ARC securely retrieve their packages and bring them safely to PostNet Northlake.”
The company’s expansion into the North American market comes as the need for on-demand, same-day or next-day delivery of goods continues to skyrocket. Clevon’s ARCs run on public roads and enable the transportation of goods in energy-efficient, cost-effective and scalable ways. These ARCs have been on public roads in Europe for over three years and have proved to be safe and reliable, with a perfect safety record.