The Vision Urbanetic from Mercedes-Benz Vans is a visionary mobility concept for urban areas. As an integrated system with an intelligent swap body solution, the vehicle can be used as fully autonomous and electric people mover or cargo delivery system.
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The visionary concept is based on a self-driving, electrically powered chassis that can take different switchable bodies depending on the intended use. As a ride-sharing vehicle with a people-mover body, Vision URBANETIC offers space for up to 12 passengers. The cargo module serves as a classic goods transporter.
Thanks to its variable load floor, it can be divided into two levels and transport up to ten EPAL palettes. With a total vehicle length of 5.14 metres and a load space length of 3.70 metres, Mercedes-Benz Vans has suceeded in maxing maximum use of the available space.
When it’s hauling goods, the Vision Urbanetic will fit up to 10 EPAL pallets and up to 350 cubic feet of cargo. The van can also be outfitted with a mobile package station for last-mile deliveries.During the rush-hour traffic of early morning and late afternoon, the fleet can be equipped with more people-mover modules. During other times, the system would mainly be used for goods transport with the cargo module.