On November 16, it was reported that Toyota has obtained a patent for the autonomous refueling/charging unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) system, which can drive to your position, then refuel your car with gasoline, hydrogen fuel or full of electricity like a military aerial tanker. However, from the design drawings of the original text, this is an unmanned car.
According to the patent application, this “autonomous UAV” includes a storage area, a fuel delivery mechanism and a central controller. At present, it is not clear whether it will refuel the front vehicle while driving or only when it is stationary.
The report believes that this is only a patent application, and such technology is unlikely to be put into practice soon. Because various competing charging or refueling technologies may end such systems as soon as they go public.