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Toy­ota’s tak­ing a ma­jor step to­wards sus­tain­able mo­bil­ity by ex­pand­ing be­yond tra­di­tional cars and trucks into the cre­ation of new ser­vices for cus­tomers, says Pres­i­dent Akio Toy­oda. Speak­ing at the re­cent CES ex­hi­bi­tion, he an­nounced the e-pal­ette Al­liance to de­velop con­nected mo­bil­ity so­lu­tions around flex­i­ble, pur­pose­built ve­hi­cles. The al­liance will cre­ate an ecosys­tem of hard­ware and soft­ware to help com­pa­nies use ad­vanced mo­bil­ity tech­nol­ogy to serve their cus­tomers bet­ter.

Launch part­ners in­clude Ama­zon, Didi, Mazda, Pizza Hut and Uber, which will de­velop con­nected ve­hi­cle ap­pli­ca­tions rang­ing from ve­hi­cle leas­ing and in­sur­ance to fleet man­age­ment and big data.

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