SEMA 2018: Toyota’s Hydrogen-Powered Tundra Is A Truck With Pizza-Making Robots For A Slice On The Go

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Toyota collaborated with its Plano, Texas, neighbor, Pizza Hut, and Nachi Robotic Systems to create an automated pizza-making vehicle. The Tundra PIE Pro is built to run entirely on a hydrogen fuel cell electric power unit adapted from the Toyota Mirai, which both drives the vehicle forward and powers the self-contained “Kitchen” built into the truck’s bed.

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The SEMA 2018 kicks off today where auto manufacturers all over the world will showcase aftermarket upgrades on their most popular vehicles. Most have basic modification such as upgraded suspensions or modified car bodies. But this Toyota Tundra gets a major overhaul by installing a robotic pizzeria in the bed of the beautiful pickup truck in what could be the greatest car enhancement ever.

At the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), you won’t need to head to the food court for a hot meal because this Toyota Tundra has pizza-making robots equipped on the pickup truck. Toyota and Pizza Hut teamed up to create the most delicious collaboration — a pizza truck. This vehicle is called the Tundra PIE Pro and it has a literal pizza factory on it.

Robot arms take the preassembled pizza out of the fridge and then sends it through the high-speed ventless conveyor oven. A second robotic arm takes the cooked pizza, places it on a cutting board, cuts it into six slices, and then puts the carbohydratey goodness in a pizza box. Pick up your hot-out-of-the-oven pizza pie and enjoy no matter if you are tailgating, at the lake or in the parking lot of your marketing job.

This pickup truck is also a zero-emission vehicle thanks to the hydrogen fuel-cell electric powertrain they borrowed from a Toyota Mirai. That means that this green machine leaves virtually no carbon footprint since it runs on water and only leaves water vapor emissions. PIZZA PARTIES EVERYWHERE!!!

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Toyota also created a custom truck for Kevin Costner.

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No. Not that one. This one.

Toyota teamed up with Academy Award-winning actor and director Kevin Costner to build the ultimate outdoor adventure Tundra. Based on a Platinum-trim truck, Costner’s Tundra features fully fabricated steel bumpers front and rear, heavy duty winches, custom auxiliary lighting, 35-inch tires, and a 4.5-inch lift using Fox coilovers. This Tundra has already been tested in the field, accompanying its owner to on-location filming and camping excursions.

While this custom truck is not made to be a boat to float on the high seas of a post-apocalyptic dystopia, this special-edition Tundra can take you to the water for some great fly fishing. The Kevin Costner Custom Tundra is made for the great outdoorsman and will take you anywhere your sense of adventure leads you. The custom Tundra Platinum designed for the Waterworld star is made for an active outdoor lifestyle. The upgrades include a 4.5-inch lift, steel bumpers winches, and lights.

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Toyota will send six trucks to SEMA 2018 including the new 2019 TRD Pro Series trucks—Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner, plus three SR5 models equipped with TRD parts. You can see the entire 2019 TRD Pro off-road lineup HERE.

Nearly a year ago, Toyota unveiled their self-driving concept box-shaped vehicle called the “e-Palettes” that could be equipped to have a full-functioning Pizza Hut inside. We definitely need more vehicles that have pizza factories in them going forward.

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