Partner companies are free to customize and fit whatever it is inside the vehicle be it passengers or cargo.
Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation today revealed a rather left of field take on the increasingly sexy topic of autonomous driving.
"E-Palette will be fully electric, and will be powered by Toyota's autonomous technology".
The e-Palette would allow partners to install their own automated driving products, or use Toyota's systems.
"In either case, e-Palette will include Toyota's Guardian technologies, which will act as a safety net". The show car is 4.8 metres long, two metres long and 2.25 metres high - but the design is scalable from four to seven metres long. Brands Inc. -owned chain that built its reputation on sit-down pizza service, said its partnership with Toyota could help it deliver more pizza faster, with driverless cars potentially helping during particularly busy times, like Super Bowl Sunday.
Byton says its $45,000 cars, which are outfitted with Amazon's Alexa digital assistant and are claimed to drive 320 miles on a single charge, will hit the market late next year.
The e-Palette has an open interior space and comes in lengths from 13 to 23 feet.
Fast casual dining chain Pizza Hut and carmaker Toyota have joined forces to develop an autonomous, self-driving vehicle with the intention of radically changing how pizzas are made and delivered to customers. The project is still in the conceptual stage, with testing expected in the 2020s.
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Toyota is working with Amazon, ride-hailing organizations Uber and Didi, automaker Mazda, and Pizza Hut to build up an electric self-ruling transport that can be utilized to convey individuals-or the bundles they've requested-to their goal.
"Mobility on demand, mobility as a service will be powered by autonomy, which will be supported by vehicle electrification", he explained. At this point, Toyota is not discussing battery capacity or range, but company executives say other propulsion systems may be considered in the future.
The latest news from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. "We bring the customer into the car, but the relationship is different and more expansive than what the relationship right now is between the customer and car".