This Autonomous, Wheeled Toyota Drone Would Refuel or Recharge Your Car On the Road
Seems like this could also be a step towards getting other types of autonomous vehicles on the roads. Will your next AAA call be answered by one of these? Via Core77:
Toyota has filed a patent for an “autonomous fueling drone,” a wheeled vehicle loaded up with spare gasoline or a battery charger. The idea is that you’re on the road, far from a gas/charging station, and need a re-up. You contact a dispatcher, who communicates current prices to you based on fuel cost and distance. If you’re down to pay, the drone is dispatched to rendezvous with you, automatically “couple with [your] vehicle” and top you off, whether your vehicle runs on electric or gas.
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