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Starship robots pass 10m km milestone

05 April 2023

LEADING PROVIDER of autonomous delivery services, Starship Technologies has 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.

This milestone distance is further than any other company in the industry, says Starship Technologies, 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 2000+ 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.