What's an e-Palette?

During the CES this year Toyota unveiled the e-Palette platform concept. What's an e-Palette? It's a fully autonomous, battery powered platform that could be used for a number of things. Toyota claims they'll put it to use at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (and use it), plus they've got partners like Amazon, Didi, Pizza Hut and more. So what will it do? Imagine mobile shopping, they bring the store to you. Food delivery, ride sharing, parcel delivery (could Amazon finally have their own fleet). The hardest part with concepts like this is looking beyond our years and trying to clear your mind...It's fun to think about it (and really hard at the same time). What do YOU think about this? email me: [email protected] 

Toyota e-Palette Introduction

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. Unveiled at CES, the new e-Palette Alliance will leverage Toyota's proprietary Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) to develop a suite of connected mobility solutions and a flexible, purpose-built vehicle.

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