DPD Netherlands trials Cleveron’s 701 autonomous delivery vehicle

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Parcel carrier DPD Netherlands (DPD NL) has completed a five-day trial of the latest unmanned autonomous delivery vehicle from Estonian innovator Cleveron.

The Cleveron 701 delivery vehicle was supervised remotely as it conducted a series of deliveries in the streets of Eindhoven. Moving forward, Cleveron says that a single remote operator will be able to supervise fleet of 10 autonomous delivery vehicles. The DPD trial of the Cleveron 701 delivery vehicle is the first to be conducted outside of Estonia.

Arno Kütt, CEO of Cleveron, said, “DPD Group 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, added, “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.”

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