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Toyota fetches new way to use AI, self-drive tech in Tokyo Games

Updated : 2019-07-25 10:54:09

Toyota plans to use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to showcase its new vehicle technologies ranging from fuel-cell buses to on-demand, self-driving taxis, as it competes with industry rivals and tech firms to develop affordable autonomous cars and electric vehicles (EVs), along with on-demand transportation services.

An employee of Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrates an APM (Accessible People Mover), a mobility vehicle designed expressly for use at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  REUTERS/Issei Kato
An employee of Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrates an APM (Accessible People Mover), a mobility vehicle designed expressly for use at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  REUTERS/Issei Kato
An employee of Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrates a T-HR3 humanoid robot which will be used to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. REUTERS/Issei Kato
An employee of Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrates a T-HR3 humanoid robot which will be used to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. REUTERS/Issei Kato
An employee of Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrates FRS field event support robot which will be used to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A fleet of robots on wheels developed by the automaker which can perform household tasks for elderly people and hospital patients will also guide guests to wheelchair seats and serve refreshments at events.. REUTERS/Issei Kato
An employee of Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrates FRS field event support robot which will be used to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A fleet of robots on wheels developed by the automaker which can perform household tasks for elderly people and hospital patients will also guide guests to wheelchair seats and serve refreshments at events.. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Tokyo 2020 mascot robot Miraitowa, which will be used to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is unveiled during the unveiling event to celebrate the first anniversary of the mascot debut at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Tokyo 2020 mascot robot Miraitowa, which will be used to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is unveiled during the unveiling event to celebrate the first anniversary of the mascot debut at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo. REUTERS/Issei Kato
A major sponsor of the Tokyo Games, Toyota also plans to dispatch virtual reality enabled humanoid robots and mobile telepresence robots which will enable spectators who cannot attend the games in person to experience events and meet athletes remotely.REUTERS/Issei Kato
A major sponsor of the Tokyo Games, Toyota also plans to dispatch virtual reality enabled humanoid robots and mobile telepresence robots which will enable spectators who cannot attend the games in person to experience events and meet athletes remotely.REUTERS/Issei Kato
Toyota plans to use the games to showcase its new vehicle technologies ranging from fuel-cell buses to on-demand, self-driving taxis, as it competes with industry rivals and tech firms to develop affordable autonomous cars and electric vehicles (EVs), along with on-demand transportation services. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Toyota plans to use the games to showcase its new vehicle technologies ranging from fuel-cell buses to on-demand, self-driving taxis, as it competes with industry rivals and tech firms to develop affordable autonomous cars and electric vehicles (EVs), along with on-demand transportation services. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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