@Chepelink it's been said that it's for 'exploring'. well, fine, but exploring suggests you are looking for something. if you find a cache of resin or compound, you cant bring it back to base. if you find a wrecked vessel with a seat or even a techno-research pod (valuable!) you cant bring it back to base. you could tag it with a beacon, but you could have traveled a considerable distance from home, and the beacon might not be visible from anywhere near your base. so tying them up together becomes a logistical puzzle.
for if you find research objects and fragments for vehicles you can balance it on the driver seat and drive slow to your base (at least that what i do)