The self-driving battery electric vehicle Toyota e-palette was first introduced in 2018 in Japan. It is Toyota’s first vehicle developed specifically for autonomous driving applications as a service. Autono-MaaS, derived from the words “Autonomous” and “Mobility as a Service”, refers to autonomous driving services and reflects the entry into the organization of Mobility that combines the use of electricity, connected network, and advanced driving technology to support shared mobility and new business models.

Toyota e-Palette was developed under the concept…

  • Designed for easy movement, the design emphasizes symmetry at the front and back, striking the shape of a cube, and the wheels on the four corners. The interior is spacious and comfortable.
  • Passengers are able to get in and out easily, comfortable and fast with large sliding doors and electric ramps, together with vehicle controls to stop at designated ascent and descent points for passengers including people with disabilities who use wheelchairs with a long wheelbase and flat ground.

The autonomous driving at low speeds that emphasize safety, Toyota e-Palette comes with a specially designed automated driving system, including operation control hardware and software, advanced sensors such as cameras and LiDAR, and high-precision 3D mapping. All qualifications allow the Toyota e-Palette to achieve low-speed automated driving at the Level 4 by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineering or Society of Automotive Engineering).

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