More and more people tend to order goods online: To make sure customers will get their purchases right on time or even faster, Mercedes-Benz, US drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace Siroop initiated the joint project “Vans and Drones”. By combining Mercedes-Benz Vans as mobile landing platforms and drones as deliverer, it can be possible to achieve an order within only one day. This unique concept is being tested in Zurich to detect its efficiency and acceptance by customers. Heart of the concept is to mainly avoid traffic jams during the delivery process – the drone flies the product to the van that eventually supplies the order on the last mile.
Mercedes-Benz — Vans & Drones | The Future of Transport