Mercedes unveils an autonomous electric vehicle with “swappable” bodies

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Mercedes Benz unveils “vision urbanetic” electric chassis with inter-changeable bodies.

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Mercedes Benz is getting busy on the electric vehicle front. In the second announcement by the German automaker in as many weeks, after its SUV unveil, another electric vehicle has been revealed that the company hopes will help it cement its place in the future of mobility.

The new concept vehicle attempts to answer question about that future with answers that consider the multiple ways we use transport.

The base of the vehicle, or chassis, reminds us of those old tie-on rollerskate platforms, where you can tie different shoes to a wheeled base – remember those?

Well, maybe not that simple.

It’s what goes on top that makes the difference, and the swappable bodies envisioned in the company’s press kit look nothing like an old rollerskate – check them below.

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