Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Toyota Booth set to wow

By HONG BOON HOW | 25 October 2019

TOKYO: While many carmakers are staying with the proven plan of using motor shows to display their latest models and concepts, Toyota has taken a further step by using it to showcase its "mobility for all" initiatives as its way of improving society.

With Tokyo Motor Show 2019 as a backdrop, Toyota's display is unconventional and features robots along with smart automotive and connected technologies in 'a future city' inline with its mobility pursuit.

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Toyota's idea of a better future through mobility is key to its partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic movement to provide safe and environmentally sustainable mobility solutions to participants and visitors to the games in Tokyo next year.

Launching the Toyota Booth at the 46th edition of the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota president Akio Toyoda said visitors would have a fun time and experience a future society of mobility which centred on people.

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"Our booth this time does not feature a single car 'to be launched next year.' All that are found here are forms of mobility that link to society and communities and that provide modes of getting around and services to people.

Toyota's newly unveiled Yaris and Mirai Concept were displayed at different locations of the show.

Among the highlights of Toyota's "future mobility theme park" booth is the e-Palette autonomous vehicle scheduled to debut in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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"In the future, the e-Palette will be able to be an office, a shop, or even a hotel. It will be able to become various kinds of services, and it will go to people," Toyoda said.

Other futuristic concepts include the HSR single-arm robot which can help carry items, the Micro Palette robot which brings drinks, e-4me single-seater mobility platform that lets passengers enjoy connected services while on route and e-RACER which represents the "fun-to-drive" element of the future.

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Toyota Booth also comes with a convenience store where visitors could exchange points they collected on their "residence card" for a novelty item.

The show is held at Tokyo Big Sight from Oct 25 to Nov 4.

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