Toyota's self-driving vehicle is eerily similar to one that hit a pedestrian on 'Black Mirror' -- and fans are freaking out

NetflixThe self-driving pizza delivery vehicle from the Black Mirror episode ‘Crocodile.’

  • Toyota unveiled its self-driving e-Palette concept vehicle at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday.
  • “Black Mirror” fans thought the vehicle resembled a self-driving pizza delivery vehicle that hits a pedestrian on an episode of the show.
  • Toyota and Pizza Hut announced a partnership before the e-Palette reveal and suggested that the vehicle could be used to deliver pizza.

When Toyota unveiled its self-driving e-Palette concept vehicle at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Monday, the company touted the vehicle’s potential to serve as a multi-purpose delivery vehicle, mobile office, or storefront. Before the reveal, Toyota announced a partnership with Pizza Hut and suggested that the vehicle could be used to deliver pizza.

Toyota e-paletteToyotaToyota’s e-Palette concept vehicle.

But fans of the show “Black Mirror” – whose episodes imagine dystopian futures based on modern trends and technology – were reminded of a similar-looking pizza delivery vehicle that hits a character in the episode “Crocodile.”

“We know how this goes,” the show’s Twitter account said in response to the e-Palette reveal.

“Nah, we aren’t Fence’s.

????

” Pizza Hut’s account replied, referring to the fictional pizza company whose autonomous vehicle strikes a pedestrian.

“Black Mirror” fans expressed their concern on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/RODIem01/status/950553154055299072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/instantpml/status/950724888297377792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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