Clevon Joins Forces With ZF to Orchestrate Driverless Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

Clevon will rely on ZF's fleet management software for its delivery robots.


Clevon is using ZF's software to manage its growing fleet of delivery robots.
Clevon, which has developed autonomous delivery robots, has partnered with ZF Group to take advantage of its fleet management platform.

Clevon and ZF Group are joining forces to accelerate the deployment of efficient and integrated next-generation last-mile delivery services using driverless carriers in urban and on-yard environments.

Clevon and ZF teams will work together to carry out a full-scale integration of the SCALAR SaaS platform and CLEVON 1 vehicles over the upcoming months and deploy it to manage CLEVON 1 unit fleets on public roads.

Talinn, Estonia-based Clevon was founded in 2022 and was spun out of Cleveron, which develops robotic-based parcel terminals. Its CLEVON 1 autonomous shuttle carriers have completed deliveries in Europe and the U.S.

“Clevon is making driverless deliveries happen already today,” said Sander Sebastian Agur, CEO of Clevon. “We are active in the U.S., Belgium, Lithuania, and Estonia.”

“However, we have the capacity to expand more rapidly, and we are ready to safely bring fleets of carriers on public roads,” he said. “This strategic collaboration with ZF will help us to reach this goal.”

ZF has SaaS platform for fleet orchestration 

ZF has developed SCALAR, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform designed to provide real-time fleet orchestration to driverless vehicles of any kind and in most operational domains.

Based on years of experience in developing fleet management systems, combined with next-gen AI technology, SCALAR has been actively deployed on public roads and in real traffic conditions.

“Thanks to SCALAR’s automated decision-making, real-time optimization and advanced operational efficiency, CLEVON 1 vehicles will be sent to the right place at the right time,” said Hjalmar Van Raemdonck, head of digital system solutions at ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division.

'More parcels or groceries will be delivered on time with less vehicles to ensure efficient delivery operations and the best customer experience,” he added. “Our collaboration with Clevon brings a unique combination of next-generation mobility technologies to the market of last-mile delivery.”

The integration of ZF SCALAR will allow Clevon to focus on its core competence and the development of autonomous driving functionality and, at the same time, build courier fleets to test its technology and scale its worldwide operations.

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Clevon is using ZF's software to manage its growing fleet of delivery robots.

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