The gas light on my car always seems go on at the worst possible time like when I'm on my way to an important meeting or driving to pick up my son from school. It's really frustrating. That's why this new concept from Volvo sounds so cool. The company is developing vehicles will never require a trip to the gas station.
I'm not talking about electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Volvo's vehicles will still run on gas. So, how does it avoid the pump? The solution is ingeniously simple. Anytime the car's tank is almost out, it will send a message to mobile fuel trucks via your smartphone.
Then, the trucks come to you and fill up your car while you're at work, sitting at home or shopping at the mall. The fuel delivery person will have a one-time use code to open the fuel cap on your car, so there shouldn't be any security issues.