Mercedes-Benz has revealed a concept van which will be able to automatically deploy delivery drones, while it is on the road. The project was valued at over half a billion dollars. This is the result of a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and drone startup Matternet. The current state of commercial drones allows them to carry small loads over a short distance, which restricts their delivery capabilities. The reason why a drone van is so beneficial, is because it can act a as “shipping warehouse on wheels,” which will provide commercial drone operators much needed flexibility.
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