It’s another exciting day here at Starship: Our robots have completed a record breaking 10 million kilometers driven!
To put the hard work our busy bots have achieved into perspective, 10 million kilometers is equivalent to driving to the moon and back more than 12 times. No other autonomous delivery service has achieved this, and we are incredibly proud of our team to reach this feat. 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.
But what really sets us apart is the level of autonomy that our robots have achieved. We were recently reviewing some data and were amazed to find one of our robots had completed 24 customer food deliveries in a row, 100% autonomously over a period of 16 hours, without any human intervention or oversight.
Today, our robots have become a part of everyday life for many people. Building on the success of offering deliveries from hundreds of stores through our own Starship app, we now offer ‘Delivery as a service’ (DaaS) to global partners who would like to make their own deliveries more sustainable, low cost and fun. We’re seeing a lot of interest in using our technology because last mile delivery is currently so inefficient and expensive. We’ve proven that our technology has the potential to revolutionize last-mile delivery, which is currently one of the most inefficient and expensive parts of the delivery process.
This milestone represents an incredible achievement and shows that our service is truly leading the way in the autonomous delivery industry. Recently, we shared our robots have made over four million autonomous deliveries, crossing an average of 140,000 road crossings per day. With over 2,000 robots rolling around worldwide, it’s only a matter of time before we cross 20 million kilometers!