Toyota And Pizza Hut Annonces Self-Driving Delivery Van At CES 2018

Toyota And Pizza Hut Annonces Self-Driving Delivery Van At CES 2018

The alliance already has the support of US-based e-commerce company Amazon, ride-share companies DiDi and Uber, automotive manufacturer Mazda, and restaurant chain Pizza Hut.

Toyoda says, "The automobile industry is clearly amidst its most dramatic period of change as technologies like electrification, connected and automated driving are making significant progress". The concept auto is part of a larger mobility service business alliance, which will leverage Toyota's Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) for the creation of a suite of connected mobility solutions.

The e-palette is the next big thing that Toyota and Pizza Hut revealed at the CES 2018 (formerly Consumer Electronics Show). Just as important, we are developing mobility solutions to help everyone enjoy their lives, and we are doing our part to create an ever-better society for the next 100 years and beyond. Thus, they can serve to deliver parcels, act as shuttles, and also become pop-up stores without the added investment in real-estate.

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Toyota revealed its "autonomous concept vehicle " called the e-Palette at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday in conjunction with the Pizza Hut announcement. These features expand Toyota's commitment to flexible partnerships. "Toyota is an exceptional fit as a technology partner to accelerate our commitment to the best delivery experience". "The e-Palette Alliance and e-Palette fully-autonomous vehicle are major steps in our expansion to advance products and services that help provide mobility for all, and we're thrilled to continue the journey in partnership with Pizza Hut". The experience of buying goods from a retail store will be brought to the customers by the mobile vehicles without the added hassle of visiting a fixed location.

Toyota announced it will also be teaming up with Amazon and Uber for potential uses of the e-Pallete, which Toyoda said the company plans on testing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as well as certain US regions. Toyota hopes to start testing it during the early 2020s and integrate the e-Palette into the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

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