Starship Technologies, a leader in autonomous delivery services, has announced a strategic partnership with Bolt, the European mobility “super-app,” to enhance last-mile delivery solutions across multiple countries. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the autonomous delivery industry and aims to meet the increasing demand for convenient, sustainable delivery options.
As part of this partnership, Bolt will leverage Starship’s autonomous delivery robots to enhance its Bolt Food delivery service, offering customers a new, efficient, and eco-friendly delivery option. Bolt currently serves over 100 million customers in more than 45 countries and 500 cities, providing a wide range of mobility services, including ride-hailing, micromobility (e-scooters and e-bikes), and food and grocery delivery.
Jevgeni Kabanov, Bolt’s president, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “We’re excited to bring our two services together through this new collaboration, which will provide millions of Bolt Food customers with a new, sustainable delivery option fulfilled by Starship’s smart and much-loved service which has had great success over the past five years.”
Starship Technologies has recently achieved a remarkable milestone by completing 5 million commercial deliveries worldwide. This accomplishment comes just seven months after reaching the 4 million delivery mark, underscoring the growing demand for autonomous delivery services.
Alastair Westgarth, CEO of Starship Technologies, emphasized the shared goals of both companies in making local transportation more sustainable. “In our case, we provide a convenient and on-demand autonomous delivery service,” he noted. Starship’s fleet of 2,000+ robots has been operating at Level 4 autonomy since 2018 and crosses roads autonomously over 140,000 times daily worldwide.
Ahti Heinla, co-founder and CTO of Starship Technologies, sees the partnership as an opportunity to provide fun, fully electric, and future-proofed delivery options. “We think the synergy with Bolt’s overall portfolio of services will not only help Starship expand to new markets but also provide some fun, fully electric, future-proofed delivery options to the markets Bolt serves,” he commented.
This partnership is set to revolutionize the last-mile delivery landscape by offering more sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective options to consumers while expanding the reach of autonomous delivery technology.