Toyota brings the store to you with self-driving concept vehicle

phys.org | 1/8/2018 | Staff
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Self-driving buses aren't new, but Toyota's concept vehicle unveiled Monday aims to be more than just that—a mobile platform for e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, for a start.

The Japanese auto giant's president Akio Toyoda unveiled the new initiative at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, seeking to get ahead of rivals offering single-use autonomous transporters.

Vehicle - Platform - Minibus - Deliveries - Services

The "e-Palette" vehicle platform features a boxy electric-powered minibus designed to handle deliveries or even bring retail services to consumers, but can also be used for ridesharing and other purposes.

"It is a flexible platform that can be adapted to a range...
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