Dutch inventors recently unveiled the world’s first automated car refueling robot, the TankPitstop. Just drive up next to it and it will fill your car’s gas tank and collect payment – almost like a traditional gas station attendant but this is certainly much cooler.
Some car owners might understandably feel uncomfortable about letting the cold metal arm of the robot touch their nice shiny cars. What if the robot punches a hole in the wrong spot and fills your car trunk with gasoline? That would be a total disaster, right? But the makers of TankPitstop say that the machine is equipped with multiple sensors and a big database that allows it to identify and handle 80% of cars correctly.