Starship Technologies, a firm that offers autonomous delivery and courier services, has accomplished what it calls “an industry first” by having its robots travel more than 6 million miles, or 10 million kilometres, around the world.
The organisation is celebrating five years of providing delivery services to businesses with this news.
This impressive total is more than six times the 1 million mile mark recently disclosed by Waymo and Cruise, two international producers of autonomous vehicles.
Starship’s 2,000+ robot fleet makes 140,000 daily road crossings around the globe and has made over 4 million autonomous deliveries worldwide, both of which are industry-leading numbers.
Starship’s robots have been able to drive at the L4 level of autonomy since 2018, and just recently, the courier business revealed that one of its robots had completed 24 deliveries in 16 hours completely independently of any human intervention or supervision.
The co founder of the robot courier company gives his statement
“When we started creating delivery robots for courier services in 2014, many assumed it was the far future,” says Ahti Heinla, co-founder and chief technology officer of Starship Technologies.
But here we are in the present; millions of people all around the world rely on our robots on a regular basis.
These achievements are a testament to our hard work and dedication to our mission of making the final mile of delivery more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.
Many areas in the United Kingdom and the United States have access to Starship Technologies’ services. This includes college campuses like Notre Dame, UCLA, and the University of Tennessee.
Starship has expanded to over 50 service locations throughout the world, making delivery robots available to millions of people every day.
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