Toyota presents Mobility Theme Park at Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota Motor Corp. is staging a mobility theme park for experiencing the future at its booth at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 from October 24 to November 4.
At the Toyota convenience store, a futuristic store located at the exit of the mobility society of the future, visitors can exchange points collected on their residence card for a novelty item. People of the future, robots, and future mobility await the arrival of guests at the Toyota booth. They can come and experience mobility and all the possibilities that lie in store for them in a future that centers on people, as envisioned by Toyota.
Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., noted, “Our booth this time does not feature a single car ‘to be launched next year.’ All that is found here are forms of mobility that link to society and communities and that provide modes of getting around and services to people.”
At the entrance to the mobility society of the future, guests are greeted by people of the future and issued a residence card. The T-HR3 humanoid robot moves its entire body in tandem with the movements of the operator. Also at the booth is HSR, a robot capable of recognizing, grasping, and transporting objects.
The Toyota Micro Palette makes its debut serving water. The small delivery robot delivers physical goods.
The e-Palette showcases autonomous driving at an entertainment show featuring people, mobility, and images in collaboration. The mobility service will maintain a close-knit relationship with people of the future and provide not just a form of physical transport, but also a space for people to enjoy hobbies while bringing stores and services to customers. Akio Toyoda said, “This e-Palette is scheduled to debut in front of everyone at the time of next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. 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.”
The Toyota e-Racer will allow guests to experience the virtual fitting function that creates a racing suit just for them. This vehicle represents the "fun to drive element of the future." Wearing specialized digital glasses, visitors can experience a real-life experience of a racing course of their choosing, and customize seating to fit their body shape.
The e-broom flies through the air, allowing guests to experience first-hand the mobility of the future. It is modeled after a broom used by a witch to fly through the air. This mobility platform reportedly integrates people and machines, allowing users to reaffirm the enjoyment of mobility.
A live performance on stage includes a futuristic single-seat mobility service, Toyota e-4me. This single-seat mobility platform allows passengers to use their time while en route to do what they want.
Future square allows participants to experience the future by seeing, touching, and riding. The Toyota e-Trans rideshare service is featured to allow guests to come into contact with and ride in a future mobility vehicle. People can be transported while the vehicle also transports goods. The Toyota e-Chargeair allows participants to charge their mobile phone at any time. Equipped with a wireless battery charging system, this rideshare mobility service can provide a charge to other BEVs while traveling. It can supply electricity not only to cars but to the city itself, and is equipped with various functions, including an air purifier and Wi-Fi.
Toyota e-Care allows participants to experience a medical exam of the future using a facial version of the well-known game rock-paper-scissors. This mobility service allows a passenger to talk with a doctor while en route and also undergo a medical exam on their way to the hospital. This vehicle goes where it is needed, including a customer's home or other destinations.
The 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 is taking place at Tokyo Big Sight from October 24 through November 4.