Representatives from the company visited Richmond on Wednesday for a demonstration. With six wheels, a top that swings open and a flag for visibility, Starship’s compact “personal delivery devices” are designed to carry goods within a 2- to 3-mile radius. They can hold up to 22 pounds, or about three shopping bags’ worth of goods. Recipients can unlock them with a smartphone app.
“When I first saw it, I thought, ‘Oh, a cooler on wheels,'” said Del. Ron Villanueva, who’s sponsoring the House bill.