11 Sep '18, 7am

#Mercedes-BenzVans unveils Vision #URBANETIC; self-driving #EV with switchable bodies

Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled its Vision URBANETIC mobility concept. Vision URBANETIC eliminates the separation between people moving and goods transport. It enables on-demand, sustainable and efficient movement of people and goods and applies an innovative approach to fulfil the needs of cities, businesses from diverse sectors as well as city dwellers and travellers. The concept ideally reduces traffic flows, relieves inner-city infrastructures and contributes to an improved quality of urban life. The visionary concept is based on a self-driving, electrically powered chassis that can take different switchable bodies for people moving or goods transport. The modules are switched either automatically or manually, with the automated process taking just a few minutes. The system is based on an autonomous driving platform onto which the respective bodies are fixed. It incorporat...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180911-urbaneti...

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