Mercedes is pouring $562 million into delivery van drones - here's a glimpse of what's to come


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Mercedes-Benz is getting into package deliveries.

In September, the Mercedes announced a "multimillion" investment in drone startup Matternet, the creator of an autonomous drone. The Wall Street Journal reported that the investment totals €500 million ($562 million) over the next 5 years.

Mercedes unveiled a self-driving van concept to showcase its vision for a futuristic drone delivery service. The German automaker isn't the only one exploring the drone delivery van service - UPS recently unveiled a hybrid truck with a drone nest built into the roof. The nest would house a Workhorse HorseFly autonomous drone that could carry 10 pounds worth of packages.

Scroll down for Mercedes' package delivery vision: