With 12 variations of van conversions containing more than 50 modifications, the “Cannavans” come with touchpad climate controls, insulated floors and walls, reinforced doors and roofs, welded side doors, and door hinge covers — an extra protection against break-ins.
With recent cannabis legalization, new commercial fleets are springing up to transport pounds of marijuana and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. Navigating wildfire growth, ever-changing regulations, and federal illegality, it’s a fast learning curve for these new cannabis entrepreneurs — the legal ones, anyway.
Michigan lawmakers have passed a law that would allow commercial and government fleets to use digital license plates.
With a focus on providing last-mile logistics, autonomous vehicle startups like California-based AutoX and Udelv are deploying small fleets of self-driving vans and sedans to make the case for autonomous delivery.
Dog-like robots could one day be delivering packages from driverless vans, as demonstrated in a vision of the future presented by Continental at the CES electronics show in Las Vegas.