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Toyota to showcase advanced autonomous EVs at 2020 Tokyo Olympics japantoday.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2¬†months, 3¬†weeks ago in Auto & Transportation

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it will introduce its e-Palette autonomous electric vehicles to transport athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, showcasing its latest self-driving and zero-emission technology at the sports event.

The box-shaped, battery-powered vehicle with no driver seat, first unveiled in January as future transportation for use in a broad range of services such as ride hailing and package delivery, will operate in the athletes' village, the company said.