“The development of autonomous vehicles in the world is gaining momentum. I am glad that this autonomous robot will roll out on the streets of Lithuania not for testing, but for a specific job – delivering food to homes. Such an innovation can be applied really widely and has great potential both in the service sector and in various industries”, says Minister of Transport Marius Skuodis.
According to the minister, a new kind transport on the streets of the capital could also become an impetus for creating a 5G sandbox ecosystem in Lithuania.
Clevon has been developing autonomous goods delivery technology for six years and has tested it not only in Estonia, but also in Holland, Germany and France. In the Estonian city of Viljanda, autonomous couriers have already become a regular part of daily traffic over the past two years. Self-driving cars are already operating in the country’s capital, Tallinn.
“Lithuania is among the first to start applying such a model, even on a global scale. We see Lithuania as a country that is committed to innovation and, in some aspects of technology implementation, as the most developed among the Baltic countries,” says Clevon CEO Sander Sebastian Agur.
SS Agur emphasizes that the safety of autonomous vehicles is the main priority of Clevon. Real-time data analysis technology and algorithms select the most optimal route for the self-driving car to start its journey. While the vehicle is moving, the system identifies the dynamic environment surrounding the car, the current situation, the traffic situation, predicts the movement of surrounding objects, such as pedestrians.
The third-generation CLEVON 1 self-driving car is 1.6 m high and 1.1 m wide. The vehicle can travel up to 100 km with a fully charged battery. This robot can carry loads weighing up to 150 kg.
The solution for home delivery of goods by autonomous cars will be implemented in Vilnius already in September.
It was previously announced that the startup “LastMile” will also invest in the implementation of autonomous home delivery car solutions and their tests in Lithuania.
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