Goodyear invests in autonomous delivery company

by Today's Trucking

Goodyear Ventures, the tire maker’s venture capital arm, has invested in autonomous delivery company Starship Technologies.

It is among multiple investors who jointly put US$17 million into the company, which operates a network of self-driving robots to carry and deliver packages, groceries and food to consumers.

(Photo: Starship Technologies)

“Goodyear Ventures is excited to join Starship’s journey as it revolutionizes the autonomous delivery space,” said Abhijit Ganguly, senior manager, Goodyear Ventures. “Goodyear’s trusted services footprint combined with its custom solutions for autonomous vehicle companies comprise a solid platform to support Starship in the market.”

The electrically powered robots are making thousands of deliveries daily in several cities around the world, the company says.

Have your say

This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.