It’s another exciting day here at Starship. Our robot has completed a new record. Mileage 10 million km!
To put the hard work done by our busy bots into perspective, 10 million kilometers is the equivalent of more than a dozen round trips per month by car. No other autonomous delivery service has achieved this and we are extremely proud of our team for achieving this feat. This milestone distance is the furthest of any company in the industry and more than six times his 1 million miles recently announced by international self-driving car developers Waymo and Cruise.
But what really sets us apart is the level of autonomy the robot has achieved. We’ve recently seen some data showing that one of his robots delivered food to a customer 100% autonomously over 16 hours of her 24th consecutive run, without human intervention or oversight. I was surprised when it was completed.
Today our robots are part of many people’s daily lives. Building on our success in offering delivery from hundreds of stores through our own Starship app, we are now offering ‘as a service’ to our global partners who want to make their deliveries more sustainable, low cost and enjoyable. We offer “Delivery as a Service” (DaaS). Last mile delivery is currently very inefficient and expensive, which is why there is a lot of interest in using our technology. We have proven that our technology has the potential to revolutionize one of the most inefficient and expensive parts of the delivery process currently: last mile delivery.
This milestone is an amazing achievement and shows that our service is truly leading the way in the autonomous delivery industry. We recently shared that our robots have made over 4 million of his autonomous deliveries, averaging 140,000 road crossings per day. With over 2,000 robots moving around the world, it’s only a matter of time before he surpasses 20 million kilometers.