ONE OF THE WAYS TOYOTA PLANS FOR 2020 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPICS IS TO SHUTTLE PEOPLE AROUND THAT PERIOD
A new concept of shuttling people around the 2020 Olympic Games is another surprise from Toyota, it’s a way the Asian auto giant is working out a measure to handle thousands of people, consisting of different categories within the city. But, prior to this, Olympic infrastructures will be tested, while Toyota is understood to be focusing more on shuttle services. Though, Toyota is gearing to present the world with its self-developed robots at the same time.
The shuttle developed by the company is known as Accessible People Mover (APM), practically designed for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics games respectively. According to reports from Toyota, it claimed it is aimed at providing “mobility for all” and also to solve the so-called “last mile” challenges. However, from Toyota’s point of view, it’s understood the company is focusing on developing a vehicle that could potentially transport people irrespective of their state of health, age, gender, pregnant women coupled with disabled persons.
Reports indicate it (Toyota) will be deploying two hundred (200) of these vehicles during the 2020 Olympic Games. The vehicle is designed in two ways, namely – relief and basic which will be rolled out during the event. Meanwhile, they are all
On the other hand, the ‘Basic’ type is a short-distance low-speed electric battery vehicle that will be deployed to transport spectators and Olympic staffs within the premises with each vehicle capable of conveying six persons, driver inclusive. If it’s to be used for persons in a wheelchair, the seats could be folded in order to allow the person in the wheelchair in the second row.
Meanwhile, these are not the only thing Toyota plans to unfold during the 2020 Olympic Games, apart from the ‘APM vehicles’, they are eight other vehicles from automakers, assistive robots, the Toyota i-ROAD deployed to support staff at the game.
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