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Toyota teams up with Uber, Amazon, Pizza Hut and more on mobility services

Toyota teams up with Uber, Amazon, Pizza Hut and more on mobility services
From TechCrunch - January 8, 2018

Toyota has partnered with a number of companies to form the e-Palette Alliance, which is a group intended to help guide its transformation as a mobility services company, and determine how it makes use of its new e-Palette vehicle platform, which is a modular, driverless vehicle intended to suit a number of purposes at once.

The alliance at launch includes Uber, Didi, Mazda, Amazon and Pizza Hut, and works on Toyotas Mobility Services Platform, which it revealed in 2016 and which works for offering up mobility-as-a-service, as well as for covering things like insurance and fleet leasing, as well as data analysis and gathering for usage and routing.

The initial group of companies will be working to help guide the direction of Toyotas concept vehicle, the e-Palette, and how it develops and supports the mobility services it offers to companies as a result. Toyota discussed this as a way to help build a common platform that all businesses and companies can use as a plug-and-play open platform for building out their own mobility services, which they can then offer to consumers.

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