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The Mercedes-Benz Vision Van is a peek into the future of last-mile delivery

Sporting an electric drivetrain, a pair of drones and a totally minimized human element, the Vision Van practically does the whole job itself.

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Andrew Krok
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Do you like jobs where you barely do anything? You're going to love Mercedes-Benz's vision of the future.

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The Vision Van is entirely electric, relying on a 168-mile range to complete the day's deliveries.

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Why yes, those are two drones strapped to the roof. They help deliver packages to congested areas.

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There are no sliding doors because the driver will only ever need to grab a package from a window in the cabin.

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It's loaded automatically using autonomous machines.

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LED lights on the grille and body will alert others to drone launches or delivery stops.

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A built-in computer terminal automatically sorts the packages and hands the correct one to the driver.

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Humans are barely even needed in this process.

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Nearly every part of the process is handled autonomously.

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There are no wheels or pedals here -- just a driver that needs to focus on delivering packages.

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