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Toyota’s new take on mobile machines

By Aaron Lazenby

Spring 2018


Thinking “autonomous vehicle” is thinking too small. Meet Toyota’s radical concept: e-Palette, a self-driving and fully electric vehicle that can serve interchangeably as ride sharing, delivery van, mobile store, office, restaurant, even a hotel room. For Keiji Yamamoto, executive vice president, Connected Company and managing officer at Toyota, the e-Palette could start a mobility revolution that improves people’s lives. “We’re inviting everyone who is interested in the idea of the e-Palette to experiment with its use, so that we can build on these concepts to create better vehicles and better cities in the future,” he says. More at Profit Online.

Images Courtesy of Toyota