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Self Driving Robovans

Delivery Robots

Imagine… an autonomous delivery robot that looks like the love child of an ice box and R2-D2 pulls up outside your house. Upon delivery, you simply pop open the lid, uncovering a box of your favourite pastries inside!

Robovan is a partnership between Starship Technologies and Mercedes-Benz Vans and aims to be the world’s first transportation system that integrates specially-adapted vans with autonomous delivery robots to allow efficient delivery of goods in neighbourhoods.

Instead of completing door-to-door delivery, the vans will drive to pre-agreed locations to load and unload goods and then dispatch the robots in the final step for on-demand delivery. Upon making the customer delivery, the robots will autonomously find their way back to the van for re-loading.

A recent test run of startup, Starship Technologies, autonomous robot shows what may be the future of on-demand delivery. The London and Estonia-based company have developed a fleet of delivery bots that aim to crack the last-mile challenge. The robots utilize cameras, GPS, software, and the company’s proprietary maps to navigate the world around it.


The World’s Fastest Police Cars

The Dubai police force is the the proud owner of a McLaren MP4-12C, Aston Martin One-77, Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8, Ferrari FF, Mercedes-Benz SLS, Bentley Continental and a Nissan GT-R. These vehicles are not used to chase criminals, but mostly for PR.

Their latest addition to the fleet is the $1.6 million dollar Bugatti Veyron, cable of doing 267mph and from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Heralded as the most progressive of the Arab police forces, they drive the fleet to various tourist attractions in Dubai as a means of connecting with citizens and tourists. Its also another way for Dubai to flaunt their enormous wealth.