MERCEDES BENZ VANS' * USA: New, mobile logistics base
* Nevada - Mercedes-Benz transforms its vans with robots for delivery goods
--- Mercedes-Benz Vans has transformed delivery vans into a mobile logistics base. Robots previously loaded with orders ensure delivery of the last meter... The Mercedes-Benz Vans manufacturer do present sidelines on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas... In cooperation with the young shoot Starship Technologies, the manufacturer of light commercial vehicles has changed one of its delivery vans, a sprinter, to accommodate 8 robots that will get automatically with the goods to the place of delivery, and return, even if the van has changed place. Their range would be 1.5 to 3 km... According to the manufacturer, these ground robots also have the advantage of having less restrictive authorizations than air delivery systems. Nevertheless, if the project seems interesting to save man time during the last meter, it remains to be seen how this installation can hold in real conditions in an urban environment... Even if Mercedes-Benz assures that infrastructure costs are low, the gains from Mothership should be measured and compared to more "classic" delivery. But for that, it will probably wait a little longer, given the youth of the project ...
(Image: Mercedes-Benz Vans transformed one of its delivery vans, a sprinter, to accommodate 8 robots that will be able to travel with goods within a range of 1.5 to 3 km) -- Las Vegas, NEW, YSA - Logistics Magazine (France), by ELOISE LEYDIER - 11 JAN 2017
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