TOYOTA Self Driven Cars for Tokyo Olympics 2020

The 2020 Summer Olympics is officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad. This is an international multi-sport event that is scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. The Summer Olympics was originally scheduled to be held in the year 2020, but with the pandemic resulting globally due to the outbreak of the COVID -19 Virus, it has to be postponed. TOYOTA Motor Corporations, simply referred to as TOYOTA which is considered as one of the most renowned automotive brands in the world, is acting as the main sponsor of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. They have designed a new version of their self-driven cars exclusively for the Tokyo Olympics with some fascinating features having the intention of aiding the athlete movement. This e-Pallette Tokyo 2020 self-driven cars series introduced by TOYOTA will be used to provide transport to the Olympics athletes from all over the world and for the staff from the Olympic village and the respective venues. The fascinating fact is that these self-driven cars can provide transport to athletes and the staff without violating the health guidelines which are provided by the World Health Organization to get a shield from the COVID -19 virus. So everybody agrees with the fact that these self-driven cars introduced by TOYOTA are utterly useful to conduct the activities related to the Summer Olympics 2020 without being interrupted by the outbreak of the CoronaVirus. 

The idea of launching a self-driven e-Palette of this type first came in the year 2018 during the Consumer Electronics Show of Japan. During the show, Toyota president Akio Toyoda explained his goal in transforming his firm into a mobility company. He also explained that self-driven cars of this type will facilitate the practical MaaS (mobility as a service) applications shortly and using these vehicles for the transportation purpose of the Olympics athlete fleet would be the first trial session of these self-driven cars in the real world.

TOYOTA has published an overview of this self-driven car. As they postulated, this self-driven car could be used for both the Olympics and Paralympics Games and could be effectively utilized to provide transportation for athletes. This e-Palette has a seating capacity of 20 passengers or else four wheelchairs could be loaded. But with the health guidelines issued by the World Health Organization, there is a need to maintain the social distancing between athletes. In such a  situation, the seating capacity could be halved. This self-driven car is powered by lithium-ion battery packs. TOYOTA says that this self-driven car has a cruising distance of around 90 miles and a cruising speed of up to 20 mph. This e-Palette is designed in a way that it has an operator on board to monitor the automated driving and to fulfill the passenger’s needs. 

There would be no doubt that the athletes who are participating in the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 are extra lucky as they get to enjoy all these fascinating events and products.

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