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Mercedes-Benz reveals Vision Urbanetic modular mobility concept

by Justin King

The autonomous driving platform can be fitted with a passenger pod or a cargo module.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the Vision Urbanetic, a modular concept that supports personal and commercial transportation needs.

The concept centers around an autonomous electric platform. The open sled integrates just the battery and drive systems.

When fitted with a passenger pod, the Vision Urbanetic can carry up to 12 people in a ride-sharing service or public transportation.

Alternatively, a cargo pod can be fitted to the same sled can carry up to 1o EPAL pallets with a 12-foot load space. The concept also features deep IT integration to connect with fleet management systems and other corporate infrastructure.

Mercedes-Benz has not outlined a timeframe for bringing the vision to market.

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