Autonomous delivery vehicle manufacturer Clevon has opened a Center of Excellence and new US headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex at the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ).
The company reported that it is expanding into the North American market due to the increasing pressure from businesses to offer on-demand, same-day or next-day delivery of goods and services. Clevon’s unmanned vehicles are designed to drive on public roads and enable the transportation of goods to be more energy-efficient, cost-effective and scalable.
According to Clevon, the autonomous last-mile delivery market is expected to grow almost five times to US$57bn in the next six years. It argues that e-commerce businesses and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers will need to differentiate their last-mile delivery solutions to compete in a marketplace where on-demand delivery options dominate.
Clevon 1 is Clevon’s flagship autonomous multi-platform delivery vehicle, designed to navigate urban environments. Businesses can choose from different Clevon 1 models including the Universal Platform, CargoBox (retail), Lockers (logistics), Truckbed (transport) and Mobile Cameras (security). Clevon 1 has been tested on public roads in Europe for two years and is proven to be safe and reliable; is environmentally focused with zero CO2 emissions; and reduces last mile delivery cost by 30%. Clevon collaborates with several key tech partners and suppliers that provide innovative solutions for its autonomous delivery technology including Nvidia, Toshiba, LG, TI, Willwood, Hydrastar and Onsemi.
Sander Sebastian Agur, CEO of Clevon, said, “By expanding into North America, Clevon is furthering its mission to develop vehicles that save energy, are environmentally friendly and contribute toward a climate-neutral economy. We do this by supporting smart and sustainable communities through positively impacting our clients’ carbon emission reduction targets. We are thrilled to call the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex our new home in the US and very much appreciate the warm welcome and support of the local business communities and government leaders. We look forward to helping the local economy grow and thrive through job creation, technology innovation and leadership.”
Mattie Parker, Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, added, “We are pioneering the future of mobility right here in Fort Worth, especially with the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone serving as a hub for exciting innovation. I am thrilled to welcome Clevon to our city and our business community, and I look forward to seeing how their expansion to Fort Worth supports their continued growth in the autonomous delivery vehicle market.”