Monday, 25 June, 2018

At CES, Toyota unveils a self-driving vehicle with some surprising uses

CES 2018: Toyota e-Palette Concept Is The Future Of Service Vehicles Toyota's Concept Vehicle Is a Self-Driving Store on Wheels
Melody Ballard | 09 January, 2018, 02:05

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. For example, the automaker imagines the concept vehicle as a package delivery van, a ride-sharing vehicle, and a mobile e-commerce vehicle.

Toyoda introduced his vision for future mobility, comprising self-driving, all-electric, ride-sharing vehicles using Toyota's new concept vehicle.

At CES, Toyota shared a video showing two possible scenarios for Amazon's use of e-Palette.

The concept imagines a flexible vehicle platform able to serve as a mobile hotel, delivery truck, wheeled office and more. At one time, the vehicle could deliver parcels, but it could just as easily begin picking up riders for Uber.

It can be pimped out with purpose-built interiors that will differ depending on use.

The e-Palette is still only an idea. What Apollo doesn't have a is a turnkey vehicle it can pitch to partners like Amazon and Pizza Hut, who might be loathe to invest the not-insignificant amount required to build their own auto, or players like Uber who have already invested in prototypes but might see the value of that as more about the resulting software than necessarily owning the hardware design themselves.

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"Today you have to travel to the store", Toyoda said. How about a pizza oven that comes to you?

The e-Palette is slated for regional testing in the U.S.as early as 2020, the release said. Proponents contend the technology will reduce congestion and improve highway safety, among other things.

"Just think how great e-Palette will be at Burning Man", Mr. Toyoda said during a press event, technology website Engadget reported. As a key sponsor Toyota is planning to show off not only its conventional vehicles but futuristic concepts that include a drone-like flying auto. Perhaps most interesting is the e-Palette's flexibility.

Toyota is by no means the only automaker exploring such concepts. 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.

Toyota has been working to develop fully autonomous cars to serve an aging population and the disabled, and technology for regular production cars that could switch between assisted and full autonomy.

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