Toyota Combines 'Autonomous' with 'Mobility-as-a-Service' in Sienna Autono-MaaS
Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) releases video footage detailing how its Michigan-based production development teams have been modifying Indiana-produced 2022 Sienna minivans. The company have been adding a vehicle control interface to create a new vehicle platform compatible with third-party autonomous driving kits and sensors ("Autono") for use in Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) applications.
The resulting vehicle is called the Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS, or S-AM. The company started delivering the completed FMVSS-compliant vehicles to customers Aurora Innovation and May Mobility from the fall of 2021, and demonstrations of the car by these customers of various autonomous mobility services are already in progress.
Watch the video here.