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All the talk about driverless vehicles has mostly so far focused on Uber, Google and Tesla, but at this week’s consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, Japan’s Toyota got in on the act, forming a partnership with Amazon, Pizza Hut, Uber and the latter’s Chinese ride-hailing rival, Didi Chuxing, to develop an electrically powered driverless unit. It unveiled the e‐Palette concept this week. This, it said, would come in three sizes and “sport open interior layouts with flat floors to allow users to outfit them according to their needs”, according to Bloomberg. “In this partnership with Toyota we’ll explore new opportunities to improve the speed and quality of delivery for our customers,” Tim Collins, vice president of Amazon Logistics, said.

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