We have seen the future of self-driving vans, and it includes the Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC, an all-electric, autonomous concept that can seat up to 12 people for ride-hailing trips. Thanks to a modular design, you’ll also be able to use it as a cargo van with two different levels for storage and a total volume of 353 cubic feet. Or, simply detach its battery-electric ‘skateboard’ to use it with another chassis. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“Whether delivering people or packages, the Urbanetic is designed to operate in densely populated areas. As such, the vehicle includes large-format displays on the front and sides to communicate its intentions to pedestrians who are crossing the street in front of it or bicyclists riding alongside it. How would one summon this futuristic weirdo by Mercedes? Through an Uber-like mobile app, of course,” reports The Verge.