Toyota seeks, as a mobility company, to enrich people‘s lives through mobility. As a part of this effort, Toyota has positioned safety as a top-priority issue in accordance with its ultimate goal of reducing fatalities from traffic accidents to zero and is developing safety and automated driving technologies to offer unrestricted mobility to all. Toyota will review once again what true safety is for customers and what customers believe is true convenience and will link the results ofits inquiries to people's happiness.
Mobility Teammate Concept
The approach for achieving this is the Mobility Teammate Concept―an automated driving concept unique to Toyota that seeks to enhance communication between drivers and cars, enable them to reach out to each other for mutual assist, and enable coordinated driving similar to that by close friends. Rather than cars taking over driving from people and taking their place, drivers and cars act as partners to protect one another so that drivers can enjoy the experience of driving while deferring to automated driving at times, achieving truly safe, secure and unrestricted mobility.
The state-of-the-art driving assist technology developed based on this concept. With the aim of ensuring that drivers remain the focus even as technologies advance, the driver and car confirm each other's status by engaging in a dialogue, leading to safe driving and comfortable mobility.
This advanced parking support system features both safety and ease of use. (Parallel Parking/Exiting from Parallel Parking/Reverse Parking in Line) By setting the parking space in advance, the system can even park in spaces without white lines. This promotes confidence and reduces burdens not only for drivers who find parking difficult, but also for those who have no such problems.
Toyota Safety Sense
Packed with active safety features, Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS) 113 is designed to help protect you and your passengers, and comes standard on many new Toyotas.
When announcing his goal to transition Toyota to a mobility company at the January 2018 CES, President Akio Toyoda also announced the e-Palette as a symbol of mobility that goes beyond cars to provide customers services and new value. The e-Palette, with automated driving functions, had its debut at the last Tokyo Motor Show. It will provide a loop-line bus transportation service for athletes and related staff in the Olympic and Paralympic villages at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 that were postponed until July this year.
During these times characterized by a COVID-19 pandemic, a declining birthrate and an aging population, transportation must “go to where it is needed, when needed, and on time” and “provide the services and goods that are needed, when needed, and on time.” In other words: Just-in-time mobility service. That's why a new operation control system was developed by incorporating the Toyota Production System (TPS) concept; namely the “Autonomous Mobility Management System (AMMS)” and the “e-Palette Task Assignment Platform (e-TAP).”
e-palette (Driving scene at nighttime)
e-palette (vehicle dispatch)
Toyota Motor Corporation works to develop and manufacture innovative, safe and high-quality products and services that create happiness by providing mobility for all. We believe that true achievement comes from supporting our customers, partners, employees, and the communities in which we operate. Since our founding over 80 years ago in 1937, we have applied our Guiding Principles in pursuit of a safer, greener and more inclusive society. Today, as we transform into a mobility company developing connected, automated, shared and electrified technologies, we also remain true to our Guiding Principles and many of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to help realize an ever-better world, where everyone is free to move.