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Auto-driving vehicles used for Tokyo Olympic and Para athlete movement | NHK News

2019-10-09T08:13:30.545Z

Next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, an autonomous driving electric car used for athlete movement was unveiled.



Used to move athletes at the Tokyo Olympics and Para. Autonomous vehicle release October 9th 17:05

Next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, an autonomous driving electric car used for athlete movement was unveiled.

The unveiled Toyota Motor's “e-Palette” self-driving electric car has been improved for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

It is a box-shaped design with a total length of about 5 meters and a width of about 2 meters, which can accommodate up to 20 people, and in the case of a wheelchair, it can accommodate 4 people.

A wide space is secured in the vehicle so that tall athletes and wheelchair athletes can get on and off smoothly, and the floor and interior are clearly colored so that people with disabilities who are difficult to identify colors can easily use them. It is used.

Usually, it runs automatically, so there is no driver's seat or steering wheel. When driving, an operator who checks the function of automatic driving gets in place of the driver.

The maximum speed is 19 km / h, and it can travel up to 150 km on a single charge. During the tournament period, it will be used for short distance travel of athletes and tournament officials by traveling around the village with automatic driving .

The vehicle will be unveiled to the general public at the Tokyo Motor Show to be held from 24th of this month.

Source: nhk

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