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Toyota Launches Self-Driving Concept Vehicle, Brand Alliance, At CES

Toyota Launches Self-Driving Concept Vehicle, Brand Alliance, At CES

The "e-Palette" vehicle platform features a boxy electric-powered minibus created to handle deliveries or even bring retail services to consumers, but can also be used for ridesharing and other purposes.

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In addition, Toyota will provide an array of services to help e-Palette customers use their vehicles, including leasing and insurance support and fleet management. In any case, the organization imagines offering three sizes of the computerized vehicle with a basic open programming stage that would give organizations a chance to change and modify it to meet their business needs.

The e-Palette is still only an idea. "Today", said Toyota CEO Toyoda, "you have to travel to the store".

Amazon or Pizza Hut may one day use the e-Palette for automated deliveries, while Uber envision autonomous ride sharing.

At CES on Monday, Toyota showed off the e-Palette, a concept vehicle that intends to tap into the ongoing ride-sharing and e-commerce boom. It is an upright, low-ground-clearance, multi-use vehicle designed for urban environments. How about a pizza oven that comes to you? Proponents contend the technology will reduce congestion and improve highway safety, among other things.

In principle, accomplices would have the capacity to purchase the self-governing e-Palette vehicle with the total escort innovation, or they could select to utilize their own particular computerized driving framework. It also specifically aims to have some on the roads in Japan, in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Among those looking to stake a presence are tech firms like NVIDIA and Google spinoff Waymo. And though it has yet to be confirmed, CEO Tim Cook has done much to encourage that speculation in recent months. "With Toyota, we are excited to be partnering with an undisputed leader in human mobility with a reputation for innovation, reliability and efficiency, as we define the pizza delivery experience of the future". "We didn't start making cars either", said Toyoda, noting that the largest of Japan's automakers started out in the textile industry. We'll likely have to wait a couple of years to see how that works out.

Toyota Motor, trying to transform itself into a leader of the new driverless economy, unveiled both the concept vehicle and the big-name partners to make it a reality.

"I'm less concerned about getting there first than I am about getting it right", Toyoda said.


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