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Toyota Launching Mobility Pilot Project in Bangkok

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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) announced this week that it will be launching its first-ever pilot program in Bangkok, Thailand. The program will explore the future of personal mobility by analyzing issues that face commuters on a daily basis and finding ways to improve public and private transportation for more efficiency and better sustainability.

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“The launch of the pilot program in Thailand brings us closer to our goal of advancing a true mobile society by helping people move, grow and explore in a world that is comfortable, safe and clean,” said Akio Toyoda, Chairman of the Board of TMF and President of Toyota Motor Corporation. “As global mega-trends like urbanization, strains on resources and population shifts impact mobility, the Toyota Mobility Foundation aims to help communities evolve and people adapt to these changes.”

TMF and Toyota Motor Thailand will partner with Chulalongkorn University to launch a traffic/congestion management project that will attempt to better regulate traffic flow on Sathorn Road by: developing shuttle bus and park and ride plans; designing behavior-changing information systems; identifying bottle necks; and optimizing traffic signal operations (traffic signals are manually managed by local police).

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