DoorDash Labs, a technology company, supports small businesses, and entrepreneurs, with advanced last mile logistics. Door Dash Labs was founded in 2018 and it is headquartered in San Francisco, California, US.
The company specializes in automation and robotics technologies. The company partnered with top industry players like Starship Technologies, Marble Robot, and Cruise Automation and expanded with strategic acquisitions of Chowbotics.
DoorDash is extending its expertise by studying the challenges the delivery process encounters. The common problems that are not so common to handle for a large organization.
The identified issues are emerging transportation technologies to logistics networks and existing automation applications to serve stakeholders.
Dashers are not only involved in delivery, driving, or biking but also integrate robotics within the delivery process to introduce new efficiencies.
One of the areas they are working on is to automate the middle mile to reduce the individual effort for each delivery. The approach is anticipated to deliver the orders in the same period and more quickly.
Dashers are also involved in facilitating the automation in the repetitive part of the deliveries to ensure the best experience.
Dashers are also creating a practical solving platform with a technology agnostic and can integrate to power cost-efficient, on-demand deliveries.
“Drawing on years of operational experience and identified needs within DoorDash, the Labs team is exploring a ‘hub to hub model’. In this instance, we would aggregate orders in an area with high merchant density, like a shopping mall or DashMart, and have a robot ferry the order to a consumer hub––thus moving the Dasher pickup location closer to the delivery point.”
The tool supports autonomy alongside the complexities and dynamism of Marketplace. The robotic integration supports the logistics requirement for tight integration.
The goal of DoorDash labs is to develop and deploy an incremental automated delivery solution to integrate into DoorDash operations. The plane to spread globally with technologies to augment human networks, “not replace them”.
As the market is bombarded with an e-commerce platform with a unique way of selling or providing services at your doorsteps. The last mile deliveries or now with DoorDash labs, middle mile deliveries can provide immense opportunities to developers. The right kind of technologies and faster ways of delivering can improve the way we use to see shopping or purchase our daily items.