DHL Express Estonia is all set to expand its partnership with Clevon, a developer and manufacturer of robots, for a trial of robot parcel deliveries.
DHL has been testing this robot in Tallinn for the past year and recently stated that it was a great starting point to expand and grow their autonomous last mile service.
It was initially offered as a service between a few offices and business partners, but it is now a regular offering that utilises DHL's fleet of vehicles. The robot driver itself is allowed to operate without restrictions in cooperation with Tallinn. It is fully electric and thus reduces noise and air pollution.
ARC delivered approximately 1,200 packages and traveled more than 4,000 miles during the year. It is reportedly popular with road users and the public as this type of technology is rarely seen, with people finding it fast, efficient, and easy to use.
The collaboration between DHL and Clevon aims to find suitable options and cases for the robot to be used, which will make last-mile deliveries more efficient and cost-effective.
The managing director of DHL Express Estonia has stated that the aim is not to replace all human couriers but to have both them and the robot play a role in the service process. DHL believes it will offer a premium service at a fair price and be able to deliver parcels much faster.
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