The robots inside the vans will travel the last three miles to your door

Delivery vans containing individual ground-based drones may be the future of home deliveries – and they're set to hit the streets in their first tests.

Mercedes-Benz has created a prototype van with Starship Technologies that allows eight of the company's small delivery vehicles to be stored inside a Sprinter van.

It is said that when a van stuffed with the robots and deliveries for households and offices arrives at a central location, it will then be able to unload the delivery vehicles, which will complete the last leg of the journey to avoid city centre traffic.