With robotaxis, robotrucks and even robosweepers all becoming more and more, could we be about to enter a new era where robotized vehicle maintenance also becomes the norm?
News of a pioneering new service at a tire outlet in Arizona suggests the idea isn’t as outlandish as it may first appear.
Discount Tire in Fountain Hills has become the first of the chain’s outlets to install an automated tire replacement system from Michigan-based RoboTire.
In Arizona, the system is claimed to be able to replace four tires on a car in less than 25 minutes. But as a RoboTire promotional video illustrates, in some applications, even 15-minute changes are a reality, which is around four times faster than humans would typically manage.