The van of the future

Mercedes-Benz have revealed their design concept for the delivery van of the future. This commercial vehicle is ran completely by electricity and combines innovative solutions for last-mile delivery in urban and suburban environments.

You may be aware of the controversy in the news recently surrounding the futuristic ideal of drones delivering your parcels to your door step. Due to privacy issues there has been quite a lot of opposition to this. However, this new concept from Mercedes will be the first van to feature fully automated cargo space and delivery drones, meaning your parcel will be delivered to you by air even when you are not home.

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This brand new system will increase efficiency by 50% as it reduces delivery time, allows for same day delivery at an agreed time, and makes the drivers job a whole lot easier.

I wonder if they will require Rhino Roof Accessories!?

"In the first six months of this year, we brought in the best results yet for Mercedes-Benz Vans. This provides us with an excellent foundation to position our vans division systematically for the future," said Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

"To live up to the dramatic changes in our sector, we adapt our 'Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global' strategy and expand it beyond the product and untapped international markets. We are focusing our attention beyond the vehicle on the entire value chain and business environment of our customers. We provide transport solutions for the digital age and evolve the van into an intelligent, interconnected data centre on wheels. In order to do this, we are investing around half a billion euros over the next five years, and we created a separate organisational unit. So far, this approach is unique within the van sector."

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