Toyota's bus of the future may deliver your pizza

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Toyota plans to conduct feasibility testing of the e-Palette Concept in various regions, including the U.S., in the early 2020s, and hopes to have the vehicle on location at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Toyota Motor Corp announced on Monday a self-driving electric concept vehicle that it will tailor for companies to use for tasks like ride hailing and package delivery, underscoring how automakers are no longer simply building cars but also providing services to go with them.

With that said the Pizza Hut have upped seemingly tried to one-up the competition, and made the announcement at CES (The International Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas yesterday.

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"We are focused on technology-based solutions that enable our team members and drivers to deliver even better customer experiences", Pizza Hut US president Artie Starrs said in a statement.

Your delivery order from Pizza Hut may eventually arrive in a self-driving auto.

Yup, Pizza Hut are really prioritising things and prepping for the first self-driving pizza delivery truck so that your melty, cheesy snack can roll right to your door.

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"Today, you have to travel to the stores", Toyota president Akio Toyoda said at the event.

The company has also formed a new mobility service business alliance for the development of advanced vehicle and related mobility services for business applications. Tests in the USA and other areas are expected to begin in the same year to which it will partner with Pizza Hut, Amazon, and ridesharing giants Didi and Uber. "The e-Palette Alliance and e-Palette fully-autonomous vehicle are major steps in our expansion to advance products and services that help provide mobility for all, and we're thrilled to continue the journey in partnership with Pizza Hut". "We are about making it easier to get a better pizza and Toyota is about providing mobility for all".

Pizza Hut is committed to providing an easier, more convenient customer experience with an emphasis on delivery and digital ordering.

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