TOYOTA SPONSORS SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED CUP
Toyota’s commitment to creating an inclusive society saw it sponsor the Unified Cup in the 2018 Special Olympics in Chicago, USA, in July
Toyota supports an inclusive, barrierfree world for everyone and the Special Olympics is helping to create that through sport, regardless of intellectual disabilities.
“A truly inclusive society is one where people with intellectual disabilities aren’t just supported by those charged with helping them, but where people with and without disabilities live side by side, grow up together and learn from each other,” says Toyota President Akio Toyoda. “The Special Olympics Unified Cup will unite athletes from all over the world and demonstrate that when we train and compete together, we break down barriers and change the game for inclusion.”
In two years’ time, when the Olympics and Paralympic Games take place in Tokyo in 2020, the athletes, staff and media will be transported in vehicles including the Toyota Concept-i, a car that recognises drivers’ emotions and preferences and can make conversation using artificial intelligence.
Toyota has committed to handling the transport logistics for the tournaments and its fleet will also include automated driving vehicles and the latest in environmentally friendly, low-emission vehicles.