Toyota e-Palette autonomous concept wins over Amazon, Uber, more

09 January, 2018, 02:07 | Author: Ruben Patrick
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The alliance aims to create some loose association of delivery, ride-sharing, and transportation services, but largely, Toyota is previewing a world where it provides the hardware, and other companies install their own software to operate the vehicle. However, given the low floor and uninterrupted interior space, the automaker says that it could really build the vehicle to goal, whether that was for moving cargo, making deliveries, or as a ride-sharing cab.

The e-Palette shown at CES is a boxy vehicle about as big as a minivan, with Toyota planning a stretched version that will be about 23 feet in length.

Toyota's news comes as major auto manufacturers and tech giants gather this week at the event, formerly the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to showcase whole suites of products meant to overhaul human mobility.

The concept imagines a flexible vehicle platform able to serve as a mobile hotel, delivery truck, wheeled office and more.

Toyota will start widely testing the system in areas such as the United States at some point in the 2020s, and on the home front, Toyota plans to have the e-Palette system up and running throughout the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. It's basically a self-driving van that converts into a shuttle bus, a delivery vehicle, or even a store on wheels, and Toyota envisions it in a community near you in the years to come. Or perhaps groups of e-Palettes arrive together to serve food and entertainment at a festival. Proponents contend the technology will reduce congestion and improve highway safety, among other things. It is an upright, low-ground-clearance, multi-use vehicle designed for urban environments.

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The team behind the e-Palette celebrates the debut of the new vehicle at CES.

Toyota is working with Amazon, ride-hailing companies Uber and Didi, automaker Mazda, and Pizza Hut to develop an electric autonomous shuttle that can be used to deliver people-or the packages they've ordered-to their destination. It's the electric skateboard concept that we've seen from multiple automakers.

"Just think how good e-Palette would be at Burning man", quipped Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Company's bespectacled president, from the stage at CES in Las Vegas today.

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