Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Toyota to Build a Land Cruiser for the Moon

The Toyota Land Cruiser has been one of the most popular cars in India, with high demand and popularity among the youth.

Now, the business is taking the next step by constructing a vehicle that will travel on the Moon’s surface and on Mars in the next decades.

A Japanese company has teamed up with the country’s space agency to build and develop a vehicle that will investigate the lunar surface, with the goal of helping humanity live on the moon by 2040 and later on Mars.

The company has been working on a manned, pressurised lunar rover using fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technologies with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The Lunar Cruiser, which pays homage to Toyota’s classic Land Cruiser segment, is built on the premise that people can eat, work, sleep, and converse with others safely in cars, and that they can do the same in space.

The cruiser will be unlike any other car because it will be equipped with a robotic arm that will conduct activities such as inspections and maintenance.

The name, which refers to the Toyota Land Cruiser SUV, was chosen based on the pressurised lunar rover’s expected quality, endurance, and reliability, as well as Toyota’s long-held Land Cruiser idea, which is for people to “come back alive,” which is especially true for the lunar rover.

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