Because some people don’t actually like pumping gas (what’s wrong with them? The smell alone is worth it, not to mention the extra half gallon I can squeeze in the tank by pulling the nozzle almost all the way out), there’s an Autofuel robotic gas pump in operation at a service station in Vantaa, Finland. The system requires users to register their vehicle’s details like model, fuel type, payment method, and license plate, as well as install a special gas tank cap that the robot can remove. The future! Sure we were supposed to have flying cars by now, but hey, robotic gas pumps — that’s something. Something depressing, WHERE THE HELL IS MY JETPACK?
Thanks to my dad, who agrees Back to the Future II was the biggest lie ever told.