Starship Technologies achieves industry-first autonomy milestone
Robots have now travelled over 10 million km – six times more than Waymo and Cruise
3 April 2023: Starship Technologies, the world’s leading provider of autonomous delivery services, has today announced an industry first, with the company’s robots having now passed the 10 million km mark (over 6 million miles) in terms of distance travelled around the world.
This milestone distance is further than any other company in the industry, and more than six times that of the 1 million mile mark recently announced by international self-driving car developers, Waymo and Cruise. To hit this milestone, Starship’s 2,000+ strong fleet of robots have made more than four million autonomous deliveries globally, also an industry leading figure, and complete 140,000 road crossings around the world every day.
While Starship’s robots have been operating at the L4 level of autonomous driving since 2018, the company also announced today that one of its robots recently completed a company record 24 deliveries in 16 hours 100% autonomously without any human intervention or oversight.
Ahti Heinla, Co-Founder and CTO of Starship Technologies, commented: “When we started developing delivery robots in 2014 many thought it was the distant future. However, fast forward to today and our robots are now an integral part of daily life for millions of people around the world. These milestones are recognition of the progress we continue to make as the market leader for autonomous delivery, and we remain as committed as ever to making the last mile of delivery more efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly.”
Starship Technologies recently expanded its service in the UK to Greater Manchester, with the robots already a common sight in Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford, Cambourne, Cambridge and Leeds, as well as multiple university campuses across the US. In total, Starship is now operational in more than 50 service areas globally, allowing millions of people to access delivery robots on a daily basis.
About Starship Technologies
Starship Technologies is revolutionising deliveries with autonomous robots. The robots are designed to deliver food, groceries and packages locally in minutes. The delivery robots have travelled millions of miles and completed four million autonomous deliveries around the world. Starship was founded by Ahti Heinla (Skype chief architect) and Janus Friis (Skype co-founder) and Alastair Westgarth is the CEO.
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