Toy­ota’s com­mit­ment to cre­at­ing an in­clu­sive so­ci­ety saw it spon­sor the Uni­fied Cup in the 2018 Spe­cial Olympics in Chicago, USA, in July

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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.

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