Today, Clevon named T-Mobile as the preferred connectivity provider for its fleet of Autonomous Robot Carriers (ARCs) in the United States. Under the long-term deal, T-Mobile will provide IoT solutions for Clevon’s latest ARC — the all-electric, multifunctional CLEVON 1. Clevon will rely on T-Mobile’s award-winning network and IoT solutions to help power reliable, safe and efficient fleet operations for on-demand driverless delivery services.
It might sound like the future, but Clevon has been making driverless deliveries in Europe for years. And now that the company can operate on U.S. public roads ― retailers, grocery stores, logistics providers and more can look forward to loading up a CLEVON 1 with orders and delivering them straight to customers’ doors. It’s not magic, but it seems like it! Here’s how it works: cameras, radar and other sensors in the CLEVON 1 provide data for rapid mapping and remote operating capabilities. Then, layer in autonomous driving technologies, all connected by T-Mobile IoT and the future is here ― making these services more efficient, affordable and environmentally sustainable than before.
“Today marks a significant milestone for Clevon,” said Sander Sebastian Agur, CEO, Clevon. “By choosing T-Mobile, we are partnering with a best-in-class wireless provider that will enable us to scale our mission to deliver the most reliable, safe and efficient autonomous delivery platform. Together, we can make the promise of autonomous last-mile commercial deliveries in the U.S. a reality today.”
“The last-mile delivery market is expected to grow almost five times to $57 billion in the next six years, so it’s thrilling to work with Clevon, one of the industry’s pioneers,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. “The significant work we’re doing together demonstrates a shared passion and responsibility for improving lives, safety and the environment.”
CLEVON 1 is designed to collect orders at warehouses, retail stores, dark stores and micro fulfillment centers and then deliver those goods to consumers and businesses. CLEVON 1 is so efficient, it can serve up to six destinations in a single trip. Now, with T-Mobile, Clevon will be able to:
- Reduce the time it takes to prepare commercial services via mapping and routing — from months to just days
- Increase accuracy for customers when initiating pickups and drop-offs in new communities
- Leverage T-Mobile IoT to support its autonomous driving and remote operations capabilities
In 2020, Clevon became the first company to offer commercial autonomous delivery services and operate ARCs on European public roads. Today’s announcement reinforces Clevon’s continued growth trajectory and business momentum in the U.S. This includes the launch of its North American Center of Excellence in Fort Worth, Texas and its first North American autonomous delivery with CLEVON 1 at the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ).
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