It's electric, it's autonomous and it can switch bodies in just a couple minutes.
Mercedes-Benz today unveiled the Vision Urbanetic, a battery-electric, autonomous van that Mercedes believes will contribute to a whole new segment of mobility.
The chassis is the real centerpiece here.
Its battery-electric platform is also capable of full autonomy, and it is engineered to mate to a variety of different bodies for different purposes.
The people-mover component has room for up to 12 people.
Since it will be operating in areas where pedestrians are a given, the front and sides of the body have big screens that let pedestrians know when the vehicle "sees" them.
The body swap takes just a couple minutes, so with the exception of charging, the vehicles can be in use all day, switching bodies when it's time to shift responsibilities.
The cargo-van body has two different levels for storage, with a total volume of 353 cubic feet.
It's capable of handling up to 10 pallets at once, thanks to its 12-foot-long load space.
It could be used for traditional logistics, or as a last-mile delivery solution that autonomously whizzes around town, delivering packages wherever necessary.
Keep scrolling to check out more pictures of Mercedes-Benz's latest concept.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.