Motor Industry News
Petrol pump robots provide fuel for thought. Motorists who hate getting out their cars to fill up with petrol or diesel on wet and windy garage forecourts could soon be saved the trouble.
In a return to the days of serviced petrol stations a Dutch inventor has designed a robot capable of manning the pumps and doing the job in place of humans. The prototype £56,000 robot has an electronic arm fitted with an array of sensors which extends from the petrol pump, carefully opens the car's fuel cap, and inserts the right size fuel nozzle in almost exactly the same way a fuel human arm would.
There are hopes that the Tankpitstop robot will be installed in a number of petrol stations in Holland by the end of the year as part of a pilot scheme.
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