Toyota has announced its plans to support mobility at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games in 2020.
The Japanese carmaker’s mobility concept is organised around three main pillars of mobility for all at the Games, the sustainability of the Games and transportation support of staff, media and athletes between Games venues using a system based on its driverless technology like the Toyota Production System (TPS).
It has also provide its other tech like the Toyota Concept-i, a self-driving car, e-Palette, WelCab, the Toyota i-road and the Mirai.
The company wants this concept to provide an unprecedented access to people, including those with impairments, as it believes that mobility is having the freedom to move.
“The freedom of being mobile is at the heart of being able to participate in society. If someone wants to take on a challenge and moving is what is preventing them from doing so, Toyota would like to help tackle that problem,” said Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota.
“We want mobility to be a possibility, not an obstacle. By being involved with the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Special Olympics Games, I hope that Toyota will come to respect everyone’s uniqueness and embrace diversity. Once that is realised, we will finally be able to take a step closer to our goal of “mobility for all” and ensure, like athletes show us every day, that being mobile equals having a chance to make one’s dreams come true.”
Toyota became the official worldwide mobility partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Committees in 2015 for the 2017-2024 period, which covers the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (South Korea), Beijing 2022 (China) and Paris 2024 (France), aside from the Tokyo Olympics.