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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.