Clevon’s zero-occupancy autonomous robot carrier, built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin, demonstrates mileage milestone on public streets worldwide
Clevon, a global autonomous delivery innovator, announced today a significant milestone in the development and deployment of autonomous robot carriers, cementing Clevon’s position as a pioneer in the industry. Built on NVIDIA DRIVE, Clevon’s autonomous robots have covered nearly 44,000 miles on public roads globally, setting a standard for safety and reliability in real-world conditions.
Looking to the future, the company also announced it will use the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC) with a Tier 1 computer to power its fourth-generation robot, set to become Clevon’s mass-production model.
Clevon has been at the forefront of autonomous delivery technology innovation since 2017 and offers autonomous commercial services on roadways domestically in Texas, as well as within Europe, including Belgium, Lithuania, and Estonia. The company has been part of the NVIDIA DRIVE ecosystem since 2019, working closely with NVIDIA to integrate NVIDIA DRIVE compute within its second and third-generation autonomous robot technology stack.
The NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SoC delivers 254 trillion operations per second of high-performance compute for intelligent vehicles. It is designed to handle a large number of applications and deep neural networks that run simultaneously in autonomous vehicles, while achieving systematic safety standards such as ISO 26262 ASIL-D.
Clevon has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence by exclusively integrating Tier 1 computer systems and NVIDIA’s cutting-edge compute into all of Clevon’s robots deployed worldwide. Specifically, Clevon has ported their in-house Linux distribution to the NVIDIA DRIVE platform, making notable modifications to increase development velocity. In addition to this, Clevon also utilizes other NVIDIA products, such as Tensor Core graphic cards, for training deep neural network models, further underscoring the depth of their collaboration.
“Our collaboration with NVIDIA represents a significant step forward in the evolution of autonomous delivery robots, setting the stage for continued innovation and advancement in the field. With a vision for a future powered by intelligent machines, Clevon is committed to shaping the future of autonomous robotics,” said Sander Sebastian Agur, CEO of Clevon.