Designing for the future we want to live in
Zipline is the global leader in instant logistics, solving complex issues with purpose-driven innovation
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Zipline is the world's largest commercial autonomous delivery system and the global leader in instant logistics.
Revolutionary technology built with purpose
Built to fly
Our autonomous electric aircraft are the backbone of our instant logistics system, safely flying to deliver products anywhere from suburban homes to remote facilities in the countryside.
Reliable by design
From unmanned traffic management systems to real-time weather forecasting, our first-in-class technology stack has enabled our aircraft to safely fly tens of millions of miles and become the most robust autonomous delivery system on the planet.
Managed with precision
Our warehousing and fulfillment technologies ensure that the right item shows up at the right place at the right time, be it a bottle of cough syrup to a home in the suburbs, blood platelets to a village clinic, or lab samples to the hospital laboratory.
Scaled with efficiency
The services we offer are designed as system-level technologies at heart, meaning that Zipline can deliver clean and scalable solutions without going back to the drawing board.
Delivery made easy
Our apps and integrations make managing orders, tracking deliveries, and customer support all effortless by design. We work with our partners to make accessing the convenience of instant delivery easy.
Delivery for our future
Zipline technology: A look inside
When GPS location isn’t enough
To fly autonomously, Zips need to know their position and orientation at all times to a high degree of accuracy. Standard GPS is only accurate to 5 meters, which isn’t enough for safe flight operations or accurate deliveries.
Zipline embedded a custom-built navigation system that uses onboard flight components and relative positioning. Every Zip can autonomously determine where it is in 3-dimensional space down to a single centimeter, which means safer, more controlled flight at every turn.
Sticking the landing when there is no runway
In order to increase our turnaround time and minimize the physical footprint required to operate our services, Zipline needed to think of a way to recover the aircraft without building a runway.
Inspired by modern aircraft carriers, Zipline built a durable high-throughput recovery system. As the Zip enters the recovery system, a wire swiftly extends into a 1.5-centimeter tailhook on the end of every Zip. This recovery system catches and slows the aircraft down to zero in less than a second.
Predicting the weather for autonomous flight
To enable true autonomous beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight, Zipline needed Zips to plan and react to weather events with the same proficiency as a human pilot without any humans involved.
Zipline built a first-in-kind, high-fidelity, low-altitude wind prediction system that gives Zips the data they need to route autonomously around adverse weather.