Toyota Launches new mobility ecosystem and concept vehicle at CES 2018.
Project Name : e-Palette concept car
Designer : Toyota Motor Corporation
Project Status : Concept proposal
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Toyota, the second biggest automaker in the world, announced an ambitious plan to tackle mobility and delivery services in the age of autonomous cars. Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda announced a new mobility service business alliance and e-Palette Concept Vehicle designed to meet the demands of future multi-mode transportation and business applications.
e-Palette Alliance will leverage Toyota’s Global Mobility Services Platform to develop advanced vehicle and related mobility services for business applications.
e-Palette Concept Vehicle will be fully autonomous, battery-electric vehicle with open control interface to allow partner companies to install their own automated driving system.
The e-Palette Alliance: A New Ecosystem for Mobility-Powered Business
As an emerging provider of mobility hardware and services to business, Toyota is focused on creating new and attractive features for partners that help them to expand their value chain and improve customers lives.
Toyota continues to discuss the creation of new mobility services with other service providers and technology development companies.
e-Palette Concept Vehicle: An Automated, Electric Vehicle Purpose-Built for MaaS
With the e-Palette Concept, Toyota has built a new approach to Autono-MaaS mobility that will empower Alliance partners to support their customers lifestyles with increased convenience, productivity and efficiency.
Toyota plans to conduct feasibility testing of the e-Palette Concept in various regions, including the United States, in the early 2020s. It also hopes to contribute to the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 by providing mobility solutions like the e-Palette and other innovative mobility offerings.
Main Feature : Extensive interior space with a low floor/cube shape design
There are three sizes of e-Palette Concept, with different lengths (depending on the purpose- built specification). Thanks to a flat and extensive barrier free interior space layout designed with a low floor, equipment can be installed in accordance with the user’s needs, such as ride sharing specifications, hotel room specifications and retail shopping specifications.
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