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Starship Technologies delivery robots clock 10 million km

Starship Technologies, a provider of autonomous delivery services, has reached what it says is “an industry first”, with the company’s robots having now passed the 10 million km mark (over 6 million miles) in terms of distance traveled around the world.

This comes as the company is marking five years of commercial delivery services.

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 has made more than four million autonomous deliveries globally – also an industry leading figure – and completes 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 recently that one of its robots has achieved a company record 24 deliveries in 16 hours 100 percent autonomously without any human intervention or oversight.

Ahti Heinla, co-founder and CTO of Starship Technologies, says: “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 provides service on university campuses across the US including Notre Dame, UCLA and University of Tennessee and in several UK neighborhoods.

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.

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