Pizza Huts Self Driving Delivery Truck
Recently, Pizza Hut has revealed that they will be teaming up with Toyota to come up with a self serving vehicle with the purpose of catering consumers in a number of ways. Toyota says that it will have the capabilities to host a mobile store and deliver packages. This concept of a servicing vehicle, which is developed by Toyota, this is called e-Palette. The vehicle is going to be electric and self driving. It will have a lower floor and an open interior which will allow consumers to be served and shop around. The length of it will be from 13 to 23 feet, just big enough to hold small stores. Toyota said that they will be teaming up with a handful of partners such as Amazon and other ride sharing services, meaning that these self driving vehicles could revolutionize they way consumers shop. Akio Toyoda stated that, “Today, you have to travel to the stores, in the future with e-Pallete, the store will come to you.”
How do you think e-Pallete will effect a consumers shopping patterns? What other stores besides Amazon and Pizza could you see utilizing this? Do you think this is a trend that will catch on or do you see it being something that will not last?