TOYOTA MOBILITY FOUNDATION TO EXPAND PROVISION OF MOBILITY SERVICES TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), an independent not-for-profit foundation aimed at enabling mobility for all, announced today that they will provide up to 10 connected and sanitized shuttles to Philippine General Hospital.

These free-of-charge shuttles will help medical and other staff at the hospital commute safely and efficiently, giving them peace of mind.


TMF is also utilizing the "Just-in-Time" app designed by Singapore-based SWAT Mobility, which will allow healthcare frontliners to book seats and generate effective and efficient commuting routes based on passengers' respective pick-up location and time.


In addition, the shuttles will be equipped with products and services for sanitization, such as air purification devices, seat covers that will be periodically replaced, and frequent cleansing services. The number of passengers allowed in a vehicle will also be limited for social distancing.


The service is expected to run for three months, with operational support from Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation and Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Mr. Pras Ganesh, TMF Program Director for Asia Region, said, "We are deeply honored to expand TMF's connected and sanitized services to the Philippines with the aim of providing medical front-liners with safe, free and convenient commuting options during this difficult time. We are also looking to implement this service in other Southeast Asian countries in the near future."

The Toyota Mobility Foundation was established in 2014 to support the development of a more mobile society. The Foundation aims to support strong mobility systems while eliminating disparities in mobility. It utilizes Toyota's expertise in technology, safety, and the environment, working in partnership with universities, governments, non-profit organizations, research institutions and other organizations to address mobility issues around the world. Programs include resolving urban transportation problems, expanding the utilization of personal mobility, and developing solutions for next generation mobility. #coronavirusimpact #COVID19PH

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