Toyota has decided on their Tokyo 2020 mobility format, that will include universal access, electrified technologies such as fuel cell tech, autonomous driving, mobility as a service, connected mobility and TPS-based transportation.
These technologies and services are meant to give officials, athletes and spectators a modern, or perhaps, futuristic experience in just two years time.“The freedom of being mobile is at the heart of being able to participate in society,” stated Toyota president Akio Toyoda. “If someone wants to take on a challenge and moving is what is preventing them from doing so, Toyota would like to help tackle that problem. We want mobility to be a possibility, not an obstacle. By being involved with the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Special Olympics Games, I hope that Toyota will come to respect everyone’s uniqueness and embrace diversity. Once that is realized, we will finally be able to take a step closer to our goal of “mobility for all” and ensure, like athletes show us every day, that being mobile equals having a chance to make one’s dreams come true.”Toyota’s mobility concept for the 2020 games is organized around three main pillars: mobility for all, sustainability and transportation using a TPS-based system (Toyota Production System).With their ‘Mobility for All’ concept, Toyota will begin by showcasing the future of automated driving with SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicles. They will follow that up with a demonstration of the Concept-i, a car that recognizes drivers’ emotions and preferences.Among other vehicles taking center stage will be the e-Palette, the new JPN Taxi, the i-ROAD (supporting working staff at the games, such as security officers), the Mirai sedan, fuel cell forklifts or the ‘Sora’ fuel cell bus – the latter three being part of the Sustainability phase.Finally, there’s transportation, and with an estimated 15 million visitors joining Tokyo’s 15 million citizens during the Games period, safe and effective transportation between venues is vital. This is where on-the-ground vehicle dispatching and transportation operations come into play.The Japanese automaker will disclose more mobility products, solutions and plans between now and Tokyo 2020.