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Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, announces the "e-Pallete", a new fully self-driving electric concept vehicle designed to be used for ride hailing, parcel delivery services and other uses at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., January 8, 2018. 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. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Toyota Motor Corporation, displays the "e-Pallete", a new fully self-driving electric concept vehicle designed to be used for ride hailing, parcel delivery services and other uses at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., January 8, 2018. The world's second-biggest carmaker said it plans to begin testing the ePalette concept vehicle in various regions, including the United States, in the early 2020s. It will come in three sizes: a bus-sized vehicle, a shuttle and a small delivery vehicle sized to run on sidewalks. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., introduces the e-Pallet concept during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Toyota said at the CES global technology conference in Las Vegas that it will work with companies including Amazon.com Inc , Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing Technology Co, Pizza Hut, Mazda Motor Corp and Uber Technologies Inc to build the vehicle and its hardware and software support and develop connected mobility products. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Toyota Motor Corporation, displays the "e-Pallete", a new fully self-driving electric concept vehicle designed to be used for ride hailing, parcel delivery services and other uses at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., January 8, 2018. After intense research and development in self-driving technology, automakers are beginning to unveil clearly defined autonomous vehicle strategies and looking to apply the technology to uses like ride services, shuttle services and package deliveries. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, announces the "e-Pallete", a new fully self-driving electric concept vehicle designed to be used for ride hailing, parcel delivery services and other uses at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., January 8, 2018. Toyota took longer than rivals to warm to the idea of autonomous vehicles, but has committed $1 billion through 2020 to develop advanced automated driving and artificial intelligence technology. It plans to begin testing cars that can drive themselves on highways around 2020. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, announces the "e-Pallete", a new fully self-driving electric concept vehicle designed to be used for ride hailing, parcel delivery services and other uses at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., January 8, 2018. The vehicle features an open control interface enabling Toyota's partner companies to install their own automated driving system. Toyota's so-called "guardian" technology will then act as a safety net, the company said. REUTERS/Rick Wilking