By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario — December 20, 2018 — This week Collision Repair has prepared the top three unbelieve stories for you. From a woman caught trying to fill up her Tesla with gas to a new autonomous vehicle that will deliver your groceries — Plus much more!
“My Tesla Needs Gas”
A woman in the U.S. was caught on video attempting to fill up her Tesla with gas. The driver of a vehicle parked behind her at the gas station watched her aimlessly walk around her Tesla Model S several times trying to figure out where the gas tank door was. When she found the electric charge opening, she proceeded to try and stick the gas nozzle in there — shortly after she realized it wouldn’t fit. But that didn’t stop her from thinking her Tesla still needed to be pumped with fuel. She played around with some of the buttons in her vehicle which ended up popping her trunk before she decided that she was going to call a friend for help. After the driver and passenger in the vehicle laughed hysterically at the woman struggle for almost ten minutes, one of them proceeded to finally tell her that she was driving an electric vehicle.
Surpa Camo Wrapping Paper
The much-anticipated Toyota Supra A90 has been in production for the past 12 years and to gear up for its arrival Toyota has prepared Christmas gift-wrapping paper. Toyota UK revealed over the weekend that 500 rolls of the Supra A90 themed wrapping paper will be available to customers in the UK. All the proceeds from the sales will go to a homeless charity. But because Christmas is slowly approaching, this wrapping paper is still going to be made available after the holiday season.
Driverless Grocery Delivery
Driverless grocery deliveries might be making its way to your home. Nuro already had a head start on this when they began testing their innovation back in the summer, delivering groceries to customers in the Phoenix area. One woman had commented on how surreal it was. Now another company has entered the market, Kroger Co. On Tuesday Kroger and Nuro, which is based in California, announced that they would deliver groceries in the Scottsdale area, using an autonomous vehicle called the R1, which has no steering wheel and no seats for people. Nuro will be adding two of its completely unmanned R1 vehicles to its fleet of manned self-driving vehicles that deliver groceries, said Dave Ferguson, president and co-founder of Nuro.
How it works is pretty similar to something like Skip the Dishes, or Uber Eats. Customers place an order on their smartphone or laptop and get a text message when the groceries are on their way. Another message will alert them when the delivery is outside their house. Once the vehicle arrives, the customer will receive a code to punch in to open the doors. Customers will pay a flat fee of $5.95 and can request same-day or next-day delivery.
The unmanned delivery vehicles will be followed by a “shadow car,” driven by a person with the ability to stop or control it. This car is being used in the early stages of the program out of caution and will be phased out, Ferguson said.