Toyota has unveiled an assortment of vehicles for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the latest is a fleet of autonomous e-Palette mobility shuttles. Up to 20 of the specially designed vehicles will be used during the games to transport athletes and staff in an “automated” around the Olympic and Paralympic villages. While the e-Palette was first introduced in 2018, this model has been designed specifically for the event and is known as the “Tokyo 2020 Version.”
The e-Palette has been equipped with a Level 4 autonomous driving system which uses cameras, LiDAR and high-accuracy 3D maps. This allows the vehicle to drive itself at speeds up to 20 km/h, but Toyota noted there will be a safety operator on-board.