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Tokyo, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) recently launched its "Crayon" (named after the image of "drawing a picture of mobility that has a dream" for the 21st century), EV Commuter System, a 21st century-minded, environment-friendly mobility system that combines the small EV commuter, "e-com", and a computer, a smart card, a global positioning unit, and more.

In the vicinity of the company's head office in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, is directing the project, which features Global Positioning Unit,GPS, and mobile phone-enhanced location management system.

Crayon is intended for common use by many people - and is Internet operated and comprises a variety of systems, including the following:
1) Reservation & Recharging Management Systems-based on office PCs and terminals located in specialized e-com depots.
2) IC Card system-in which members carry a special card that can be used as a car key or for inputting reservations or other information.
3) Location Management System-using MONET Toyota information and communications network, through which the Crayon Center (a movement management center) can track the location of each vehicle. 4) Real-time Information Provision System-based on VICS (vehicle information and communications system) and costs, based on accumulated time of use.
Crayon is highly adaptable and can be expanded to include a variety of other applications as well:

The Crayon EV Commuter System is an EV shared-use transportation system, with quiet operation and no engine emissions, places a minimal burden on the environment. Its introduction is being considered in a number of locations, for business use in metropolitan areas and for tourist use in resort regions. It can also be used as a short-distance mode of transportation for shopping or trips to and from the nearest train station in residential or housing development communities

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will use Crayon's experimental operation, and will widely disclose its results, to improve the e-com and the Crayon system. TMC will consider opinions from a broad range of sources concerning applications and other issues, and will expand the range of uses for the system in the future.
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Tokyo, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) is putting the final touches on the late-May start of its "Crayon" (named after the image of "drawing a picture of mobility that has a dream" for the 21st century), EV Commuter System, a 21st century-minded, environment-friendly mobility system that combines the small EV commuter, "e-com", and a computer, a smart card, a global positioning unit, and more.
   
In the vicinity of the company's head office in Toyota City,  Aichi Prefecture, will direct the project, which features GPS and mobile phone-enhanced location management system.
 
Crayon is intended for common use by many people - and is Internet operated and comprises a variety of systems, including the following:
  • Reservation & Recharging Management Systems-based on office PCs and terminals located in specialized e-com depots.
  • IC Card system-in which members carry a special card that can be used as a  car key or for inputting reservations or other information.
  • Location Management System-using MONET Toyota information and communications network, through which the Crayon Center (a movement management center) can track the location of each vehicle.
  • Real-time Information Provision System-based on VICS (vehicle information and communications system) and MONET
  • Charge Billing System-customers are billed for charges based on accumulated time of use.
Crayon is highly adaptable and can be expanded to include a variety of other applications as well:
 
The Crayon EV Commuter System is an EV shared-use transportation system, with quiet operation and no engine emissions, places a minimal burden on the environment.  Its introduction is being considered in a number of locations, for business use in metropolitan areas and for tourist use in resort regions.  It can also be used as a short-distance mode of transportation for shopping or trips to and from the nearest train station in residential or housing development communities.
 
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will use Crayon's experimental operation, and will widely disclose its results, to improve  the e-com and the Crayon system.  TMC will consider opinions from a broad range of sources concerning applications and other issues, and will expand the range of uses for the system in the future. Subscribe to Electrifying Times to get more information about this Green Project and others and go visit http:/www.toyota.com for the ever increasing information about their environmentally friendly vehicles.