Monday, 24 September, 2018

Pizza Hut, Toyota teaming up to provide driver-less pizza delivery

Toyota's e Palette concept vehicle Toyota and Pizza Hut are teaming up to make self-driving cars that could deliver pizza
Frank Williams | 10 January, 2018, 17:54

Toyota plans to conduct feasibility testing of the e-Palette Concept in various regions, including the United States, in the early 2020s, and hopes to have the vehicle on location at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Pizza Hut is channeling Black Mirror with its new self-driving pizza delivery auto concept.

Japanese automaker Toyota presented a prototype autonomous concept vehicle, named e-Palette, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday. e-Palette is a futuristic-looking box atop a next-generation battery electric platform, powered by Toyota's future autonomous vehicle tech.

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"We are focused on technology-based solutions that enable our team members and drivers to deliver even better customer experiences", Starrs said. Before the reveal, Toyota announced a partnership with Pizza Hut and suggested that the vehicle could be used to deliver pizza. "With Toyota, we are excited to be partnering with an undisputed leader in human mobility with a reputation for innovation, reliability and efficiency, as we define the pizza delivery experience of the future".

The new mobility service business alliance will leverage Toyota's proprietary Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) to develop a suite of connected mobility solutions and a flexible, purpose-built fully-autonomous vehicle. However, this is about to change with Pizza Hut spearheading the development of self-driving pizza delivery vans. The concept auto is part of a larger mobility service business alliance, which will leverage Toyota's Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) for the creation of a suite of connected mobility solutions.

When a partner company's automated driving system is installed, Toyota's Guardian technology will act as a safety net to help ensure appropriate operation. The two will do a pilot program throughout this year to see how well the technology works.

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